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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1847 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/247

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from A. de Morgan, J.R. Hind, W. Lassell and C.P. Smyth. The subjects covered include the occultation of Jupiter, 19 May 1850; a circular from Mr Linton on astronomical discoveries by the use of mathematics; the application from the British Association to the Government for the establishment of a powerful reflecting telescope; a map of Schiehallion showing buildings with the names 'N Observatory' and 'S Observatory'; remarks on some passages of Sir J.F.W. Herschel's outlines of astronomy; correspondence on the new ring of Saturn; Professor C.P. Smyth's 'Astronomical Notices'; parallax computations relating to Groombridge, 1830; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1847 - 1850


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:37:29+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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