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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/249

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from I.K. Brunel, the Revd Pritchard, and Lord Rosse. The subjects covered include diagrams of the Moon, in a copy of the 'Penny Magazine'; a telescopic view of 'Jupiter and her satellites' from 'The Illustrated London News'; W. De La Rue's diagrams of Saturn; correspondence with I.K. Brunel about floating observatories and the grant for the Hydrographical Department; an extract from the 'Brussels Herald' on solar spots; R. Edmond's explanation of the projection of a star on the Moon during an occultation; a printed copy of a paper by Schweigger 'on the rotation of the Earth's Magnetic Pole and the laws of planetary motion etc, thence deduced'; a letter from Lord Rosse on lunar photographs; an extract from the 'Liverpool Journal' on James Bedford's celestial mechanism; a printed companion to the Almanac by A. de Morgan on antegalilean Copernicans; a printed paper by A. de Gasparis on the method of computing orbits; computations and figures by R.C. Carrington on solar spots; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1853 - 1855


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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 11:37:32+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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