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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1857 - 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/251

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J. Challis, R.C. Carrington, F.A.T. Winnecke, W. De La Rue and A. de Morgan. The subjects covered include a diagram of the distribution of solar spots; a newspaper cutting from the 'Panama Star and Herald' on Jones' observations of the zodiacal light; a diagram of a bright spot on the unilluminated Moon; charts on the occultations of the Pleiades, 1857-1859; letters on ancient eclipses; a printed paper from A.T. Richie on the dynamical theory of the formation of the Earth; a letter on and sketch of the path of Venus; annual reports from the Cambridge Free Library; a letter from Sir J.F.W. Herschel on Laplace's barometric measurements; letters on the site of an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere; a printed appeal for a memorial to Horrocks; printed circulars on the inauguration of the statue of Newton at Grantham; a letter from H. Schubert on the rotation of the celestial bodies; an astronomical hypothesis in Italian by Vencenzo Bonatti; a notice and reviews of recently published books from bulletins of U.J.J. Le Verrier; a circular on zetetic astronomy; a letter from Professor Horn titled 'the message to the World at large'; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.

Dates

  • 1857 - 1858

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

Italian

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