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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1869 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/258

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from W.R. Birt and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include solar spots; spectroscopic drawings of solar protuberances; the transit of Venus, 2004 and 2012; observations of Venus; W.R. Birt's lunar work; an engraving of a photograph of the Moon; diagrams of the appearance of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn; spectroscopic notes; cosmic theories; zetetic astronomy; the Bedfordian system of astronomy; a memoir in Italian by Vincenzo Bonatti; latitude from extra-meridional observations of Polaris; a star map; the Newton-Pascal forgeries; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • 1869 - 1871

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:37:50+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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