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Correspondence on the Royal Astronomical Society, 1937 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/28

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and related papers concerning the Royal Astronomical Society, including the following material:

(1) General correspondence

Correspondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones and Miss Garratt, Royal Astronomical Society, regarding the Padbury chronometer, 1949.

Correspondence regarding the R.A.S. Finance Committee, 1949.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr G. Merton regarding reductions of the Stanley Williams variable star observations, 1949.

Correspondence regarding the Stanley Williams Variable Star Committee, 1949.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Messrs Taylor and Francis regarding the increased charge for the R.A.S. publications, 1948.

Report of the General Board, University of Cambridge, on the future of the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics and on the constitution of the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1948.

Annual report of the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge, 1947-1948.

Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding the discussion on the 'Figure of the Earth', 1948.

Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding the secretaryship of the R.A.S., 1948.

(2) Notice of non-committee meetings

Note on the administration and finance of the R.A.S. by W.H. McCrea, 1948.

Correspondence with A.D. Thackeray regarding the Eddington Memorial, 1947.

Correspondence regarding R.A.S. staff, 1947.

Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding the exchange of astronomical publications with Germany, 1947.

Programmes of meetings of the R.A.S. held on 8 November 1946 and 11 October 1946.

Programme of an additional ordinary meeting of the R.A.S. to discuss the use of a large telescope in Britain, 14 June 1946.

Programmes of R.A.S. meetings on 12 April 1946 and 8 March 1946.

Programmes of meetings of the R.A.S. held on 9 March 1945 and 14 December 1945.

Letter to H.H. Plaskett regarding 'Polar Aurora and Night Sky Light', 1938.

Correspondence regarding papers published in the 'Monthly Notices', 1938.

Circular giving an account of 'The Minor Planet Hermes', 1938.

Correspondence with H.H. Plaskett regarding papers to be heard at the Royal Society meeting, 1938.

(3) Candidate for awards

Correspondence on the presenting of Dr J.H. Oort as a candidate for the Gold Medal of the R.A.S., 1942.

Correspondence on the presenting of Dr Joel Stebbims as a candidate for the Gold Medal, 1942.

Correspondence with Professor S. Chapman regarding his successor as President of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1942.

Memorandum regarding the award of the Gold Medal to J.H. Oort, 1942.

(4) Council business

Progress report on the Port Elizabeth People's Observatory, 31 August 1948.

Correspondence regarding the payment from J.C. Bentley of the Astronomical Society of South Africa in connection with work on the 8-inch telescope, 1948.

Correspondence regarding the 8-inch Coleman Refractor for Port Elizabeth, 1948.

Correspondence between the Royal Observatory and the Royal Society regarding the Parliamentary Grant-in-Aid of scientific publications, 1948.

Letter from H. Spencer Jones to C.J.A. Trimble regarding an Eddington Gold Medal, 1948.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and the Chief Cashier, Bank of England, regarding 'The George Darwin Lectureship', 1948.

Correspondence with Johnson, Matthey and Co. Ltd regarding gold for the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1948.

Report on the Executive Committee meeting of 19 July 1947.

Report on the first General Assembly of the International Council of Scientific Unions, 1946.

Copy of the draft agreement between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and the International Council of Scientific Unions, 1946.

Correspondence on possible cooperation between the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Astronomical Association, 1941.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and M. Lyot regarding the latter receiving the Gold Medal, 1939.

Correspondence with Lady Lubbock, grand-daughter of William Herschel, regarding a contribution towards a memorial window to William Herschel in Upton Church, 1938.

Correspondence between J.C.W. Herschel and H. Spencer Jones regarding a live broadcast talk with the B.B.C. on William Herschel, 1938.

Correspondence regarding the bi-centenary of the birth of William Herschel, 1938.

Correspondence with Dr Wright, Lick Observatory, regarding the award of the Gold Medal, 1938.

Correspondence with Mr Ryves informing him of the award of a Jackson-Gwilt Medal and gift, 1938.

Address from the R.A.S. to Charles Fabry on the occasion of the celebration of his scientific jubilee, 1938.

Tribute to Fabry from the President of the R.A.S., 1938.

(5) Committee business

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and R. Stonley regarding the Cookson Floating Telescope observations, 1937.

(6) Publication of the Catalogue of Eros Secondary Reference Stars

Report for the R.A.S. on paper No. E.8865, 'Re-observation of the Magnitudes of the Southern Comparison Stars for Eros', 1937.

List of corrections to the 'Catalogue of Secondary Reference Stars for Eros, 1931', 1937.

Correspondence between Professor Kobold and H. Spencer Jones regarding the cost of publication of the 'Catalogue of Secondary Reference Stars for Eros', 1937.

Correspondence with Mr Bhaskaran regarding the Eros observations, 1942.

Lists of the 'Eros Memoir Distribution', 1942.

Correspondence regarding the Eros memoir, 1941.

Correspondence between Dr Eugene K. Rabe and H. Spencer Jones regarding the Eros work, 1949-1950.

(7) Communications by the Astronomer Royal

Undated proposal by H. Spencer Jones that Dr J. Stebbins be awarded the Gold Medal.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and D.H. Sadler, 1945, regarding the Germans' destruction of the Warsaw University Observatory by fire in August 1944.

Proposal that the Gold Medal be awarded to B. Edlen, 1944.

Correspondence with Professor Lindblad regarding a manuscript of 'Sunspots and Magneto-hydrodynamic Waves, II', 1944.

Correspondence between H. Jeffreys and H. Spencer Jones regarding lunar equation data, 1944.

Correspondence between Dr E.C. Bullard and H. Spencer Jones regarding Jones' paper on 'Solar Parallax', 1942.

Correspondence between A.R. Hinks and H. Spencer Jones regarding the mass of the Moon, 1941.

Correspondence with Professor P. Samuels Lall regarding his paper on 'The Southern Stream and the K term', 1938.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and H.D. Curtis regarding the solar prominence film, 1937.

(8) Communications through the Astronomer Royal

Correspondence between D.H. Sadler and H. Spencer Jones regarding 'The Application of the National Accounting Machine to the Calculation of Apparent Places of Stars', 1948.

Correspondence with Nicholas Rákosi, Hungarian Astronomical Association, regarding variable stars, 1947.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and the Assistant Secretary of the R.A.S. regarding a paper on 'Errors of Time Determination', 1946.

Correspondence with Erik Holmberg of the Lund Observatory, Sweden, 1939, regarding a paper 'On the interpretation of the Spectro-scopically Observed Rotations of Galaxies'.

(9) Reports on communications

Correspondence between D.H. Sadler and H. Spencer Jones, 1946, regarding Minnaert's paper on 'The Inclination of the Axes of Sunspots'.

Report on E.8729, a paper by G. Alter regarding the derivation of the distance of cluster stars, 1940.

Report on a paper by Smart and Tannahill regarding the proper motions of the Cape Zone catalogue of 20,843 stars, 1940.

Report on a paper by W.M. Smart and A. Ali on 'The Perseus Cluster', 1940.

Report on paper No. E.8694, 'The Corona Borealis Cluster', by A. Ali, 1940.

Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr R.L. Waterfield and the Revd T.E.R. Phillips regarding Jeffers's photographs of Jupiter and Mars, 1940.

Report on a paper by Chapman and Miller, 1940.

Statement on the work of Dr Annie Cannon, 1940.

Letter from H. Spencer Jones to M. Vandekerhove, Observatoire Royal de Belgique, 1940, regarding his paper on 'Stellar Temperature Gradients'.

Report on the paper E.8430, 'Objective Prism Observations of Nova Lacerta (1936)', by D.L. Edwards and D.R. Barber, 1937.

(10) Miscellaneous

Memorandum on the proposed merger of 'Occasional Notes' and 'The Observatory Magazine', 1941.











































































































































































Dates

  • 1937 - 1949

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Extent

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials

English

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