Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Astronomical observations for determining the latitude of the ship, and her longitude, 1794-10-11 - 1797-05-16
Observations made on board HMS Providence for determining the latitude and longitude by Mr Earnshaw's three watches and by Mr Arnold's watch. The observations end with an account of the shipwreck [RGO 14/68: 133].
Includes observations made at: Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound; the island of Enchados in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales; Karakakoa Bay on the island of O’Whyee; the Spanish settlement of Monterrey on the coast of California; Volcano Bay, island of Insu; and near Rocky Head, Typa.
Astronomical observations made between Karakakoa Bay and Volcano Bay in the island of Insu, Japan, 1796-07-22 - 1796-09-15
These include observations taken while at anchor off the islands of Atooi and O’Neehow, and on board the ship at sea.
Astronomical observations made between Monterrey and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1796-06-21 - 1796-07-05
Observations taken on board the ship at sea, including observations of a solar eclipse [RGO 14/67: 133r].
Astronomical observations made between Port Jackson and Karakakoa Bay, Island of O’Whyee, 1795-10-13 - 1796-01-02
Observations made on board the ship while at sea, with an additional note on observations taken on 30 November on shore at Point Venus, on the island of Otaheita [Tahiti] [RGO 14/67: 114r].
The observations begin with a note on the location of his observatory.
Beginning with a note on the location of Crosley's observatory.
Table of rough calculations of observations; these include records of the time by the watch, the apparent time, and the altitude of the sun and moon. Many entries are checked and marked 'done' or 'correct'.
A copy of a memorandum prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee by Bennet McInnes entitled 'Some Site Testing Data from Hawaii', 3 September 1973.
A copy of a 'Report on Visit to Hawaii' by Merle F. Walker, 14 March 1974, presented to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee.
A copy of a report written by Redman on 11 October 1973 following a meeting held at the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough, 8 October 1973, to discuss problems associated with working effectively at 14,000 feet on Hawaii, if that were to chosen as the location for the N.H.O. site.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.