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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1862 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/254

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from H. Airy, Sir G.C. Lewis, Dr W. Whewell, W. De La Rue and A.V. Auwers. The subjects covered include ancient astronomy; a cutting on solar spots from 'The London Review', 4 May 1861, including diagrams, with related correspondence; correspondence and a circular on a set of lunar photographs; a galley proof of a meeting of the Ashmolean Society concerning Mars; diagrams of Jupiter; diagrams of Saturn; a newspaper cutting on the appearance of Saturn; a paper on parallaxes of 61 Cygni and Lalande 21258; an extract from the 'Stellar Universe' showing a table of the parallaxes of fixed stars; a paper by J. Cockle on the Indian cycles and lunar calendar; an article on the teaching of astronomy; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1863


Conditions Governing Access

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 11:37:43+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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