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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1863 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/239

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a paper by Airy on the origin of the apparent luminous band which in partial eclipses of the Sun has been seen to surround the visible portion of the Moon's limb; a note on the division of labour in the observation of small planets; a paper by Airy on the transit of Venus, 1882; a paper by Airy on a comparison of the Chinese record of solar eclipses in the Chun Tsew with the computations of modern theory; a paper by Airy on a comparison of the transit instrument in its ordinary or reversible form with the transit instrument in its non-reversible form as adapted at Greenwich, the Cape of Good Hope and other observatories; a paper by Professor P.A. Hansen on the Sun's parallax; two papers by M. Pontecoulant on the lunar theory and solar parallax; a copy of a paper by A.V. Auwers on the orbit of Sirius; a sheet of figures from Mr Smalley on his observations of the principal comet of 1864; an extract of a letter to the Astronomer Royal from N.R. Pogson on the identity of Sappho and Freia; papers, correspondence and other items on the printing of T. Maclear's observations of Encke's Comet and comet II of 1862 and the Moon's north polar distance, 1856-1861; a printed paper by H. Breen on the constant quantity of the Moon's horizontal equatorial parallax; correspondence (some printed) on the survey of the southern stars; a report by W. De La Rue on his visit to the Pulkova Observatory; correspondence on 'Monthly Notices'; and general correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society.


  • Creation: 1863 - 1865


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

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

Includes index.


Repository Details

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