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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/262

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, A. Winnecke, Maxwell Hall, E.W. Maunder, R.S. Newall, A. Hall, Herr Bruhns, Professor S. Newcomb and Professor C. Pritchard. The subjects covered include the opposition of Mars, 1877, including a map and photographs of Ascension Island; the transit of Venus, 1882; a list of the drawings of planets made at the Royal Observatory; solar photographs, 1873-1877; charts and drawings of Mars; observations of Saturn; a paper by Airy on the nebular theory and the change of position of planets' axes; theories of the solar system and the atmosphere; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1876 - 1878


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 11:37:59+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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