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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1863 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/255

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.F.W. Herschel, the Earl of Rosse, W. De La Rue, W. Lassell, A.V. Auwers, F.A.T. Winnecke, C.P. Smyth and J. Nasmyth. The subjects covered include the fixation of the First Meridian; the statues of the Heidelberg Astronomical Society; an account by G. Magnus of a notice on the constitution of the Sun; pages by H. Spencer from 'The Reader' on the constitution of the Sun; a circular in Italian from Vincenzo Bonatti on the zodiacal lights; an engraving by W. De La Rue of a picture of the Sun; a newspaper article on the 'Sun's diameter measured by solid Geometry'; an article from the 'Newcastle Daily Journal' on the interior of the Earth; a printed paper by S.M. Drach 'On deducing the parallax of Mars, and thence that of the Sun, from the former's geocentric velocity when in opposition, and especially near the node'; a paper by A.V. Auwers on the parallax of certain stars and the methods used in determining it; a circular on zetetic astronomy; correspondence about comets; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1863 - 1865


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