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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1858 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/236

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a note on the errata in the 'Monthly Notices', 14 January 1859; a biographical note on Vice Admiral William Fitzwilliam Owen; a note on Oltmann's calculations of the eclipse of Thales; a paper by Airy on the method of projecting a great circle on a Mercator's chart; a paper by Airy on the exhibition of Colonel James' map; a paper by Airy on the movement of the solar system in space; a paper by Airy on the apparent projection of stars upon the Moon's disk in occultations; a paper by Airy on a comparison of P.A. Hansen's lunar tables with J.K. Burckhardt's tables and with observations; an abstract of J. Clerk Maxwell's memoir on the stability of the motions of Saturn's rings; a paper on the occultations of Saturn, 8 May 1859; a paper by Airy on corrections of the elements of the Moon's orbit; an addition to a paper on the mathematical theory and practical defects of clock escapements; sextant observations of G.B. Donati's Comet; observations of a comet at Williamstown, Victoria; a published ephemeris of Encke's Comet for 1858; an abstract of Mr Marth's paper on the polar distances of the Greenwich transit circle; a printed list of the fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society 1858; and general correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society.


  • Creation: 1858 - 1859


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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:37:04+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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