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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1853 - 1855

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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.

Dates

  • 1853 - 1855

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

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