Skip to main content

Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1865 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/256

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from O. Struve, C. Abbe, A.V. Auwers, F.W.A. Angelander, C. Pritchard, A. de Morgan and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include the zodiacal light; the construction of the Sun; the structure of the Sun's photosphere, with photographs; the hypothesis of a giant black Sun with a small bright spot, with a photograph; two outline lunar maps and a catalogue of 203 objects by W. Birt; the lunar crater Linne; the lunar Mare Serenitatis, with articles on double stars and occultations; pages from a book by H.J. Slack titled 'Notes on the Comparative Geology of the Earth and Moon'; lunar eclipses; a paper by Professor Schjellerup titled 'Om Maanebanen I Rummet' (on the Moon's path in 'space'); a document sent from St Petersburg, the title of which is translated as 'To the Greenwich Observatory, with the humble prayer of the author to verify by observation the times of rotation of the planets as deduced by analysis', signed James Ooschackoff; a drawing of Saturn; circulars from G. Bishop on Saturn and Mars; a paper by Professor Kaiser on double star measures; letters and a newspaper cutting on the Pascal-Newton argument; letters and a newspaper cutting on parallax; lectures on zetetic astronomy in Leeds; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • 1865 - 1867

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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials