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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1860 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/237

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including an abstract of a paper by H. Schubert on the figure of the Earth; papers and correspondence on the total eclipse of 18 July 1860; a note by Airy on the appearance of Jupiter on 26 March 1860; a paper by Airy on the comparison of P.A. Hansen's and J.K. Burckhardt's lunar tables with the Greenwich observations, 1847-1858; a paper by Airy suggesting a new astronomical instrument with the proposed name of 'Orbit Sweeper'; a list of the observations of small planets made at Greenwich and other observatories in the year 1858; a paper from M. Kowalski 'on the development of R'; a paper by P.A. Secchi on the polarization of light from the Moon; observations of comets 1 and 2, 1861; correspondence on the transmission of medals; correspondence on the sale of memoirs; a list of the contents of the first thirty memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society; and general correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1862


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From the Management Group:

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

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

Includes index.

Repository Details

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