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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/250

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from I.K. Brunel, the Earl of Rosse, Sir J.W. Lubbock, the Revd C. Pritchard, Miss Sheepshanks, Dr W. Whewell and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include computations of the Sun's distance, in galley proof; the Earth's motion; the Moon's rotation; two photographs of the eclipse of the Moon; calculations on the correction of the laws of refraction; correspondence from the Revd C. Pritchard on the conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn in 7 BC; correspondence regarding the Egyptian tablets discovered by the Revd Stobart; an astronomical paper by John Watson on the Moon; a letter on Adam's Comet; two letters on gravity by W. Hill and T. Purssglove; a galley proof by Professor Orson Pratt on the law of planetary rotation; a paper by Mr Adolph on 'the simplicity of the creation'; a circular on 'observations tending to prove that the Earth is not a globe but an extended plane'; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1855 - 1856


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