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Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

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A note on the transit of Mercury of 9 November 1802 as observed at Paris, 1803-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/159/5: 1
Scope and Contents

The author of the note may be [Badiase] and refers to comments by Charles Messier and Pierre Mechain. On the reverse of the note is a record of observations, possibly in the hand of Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1803-01-04
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Astronomical and nautical tables, 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/160
Scope and Contents Astronomical and nautical tables calculated for the meridian of Paris, extracted from Lalande's 'Connaissance des Temps' for 1762. The list of tables is in French.1. Table of times to reduce parts of the equator.2. Right ascension table for the adjustment of differences in degrees when the clock is too fast or to add on when the clock is too slow. 3. Deduction table to obtain more exact passages of the stars on the meridian.4. Conversion table of average or...
Dates: 1762
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Baron Paris de Boisrouvray on a magnetic compass, 1819 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/43: 363-385
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding the effect of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.

Dates: 1819 - 1822
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Computations, 1751 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/65
Scope and Contents Various observations, computations and measurements of stars, planets, comets, the Moon and the Sun.1. Eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1803-1804.2. Reductions for the Moon's transits, 1805.3. Corrections to the stars and the Sun to be applied due to errors of the meridian mark.4. Mean times of the Moon's transits, 1805.5. Aberrations in right ascension and north polar distance, 1802-1806.6. Refractions of observations in 1806.7....
Dates: 1751 - 1811
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Computations, tables and observations, 1718 - 1767

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 2/18
Scope and Contents Computations, tables, observations and miscellaneous papers. Nos 19-43 are bound together in the form of an exercise book.1. Observations of the planets, 17-18 May 1737, in Latin.2. Observations and calculations for 23-24 July 1739. 3. Observations at Stoke Newington, London, 1738. 4. Observations by J.N. Lillee of the passage of the Moon at Petersburg, 2-3 January 1738.5. Lunar observations at Paris, 1729-1723.6. French account of an...
Dates: 1718 - 1767
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Correspondence on galvanic communications, 1849 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/610
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the establishment of galvanic communications between the Greenwich and Paris observatories. The papers include extracts from Airy's report on galvanic communications to the Admiralty; the laying of telegraph wires in the grounds of Greenwich Park, illustrated with a plan; the laying of telegraph wires on the South Eastern Railway between London Bridge and Dover; a plan and description of the electric telegraph employed on the South Eastern...
Dates: 1849 - 1853
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Correspondence on longitudes and latitudes, 1891 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/261
Scope and Contents Letter concerning police protection for the hut used at the longitude of Killorglin station, 1898.Correspondence between Christie, F.W. Dyson and H.P. Hollis, 1898.Letter regarding a proposed determination by Major Watherston of the longitude of Sekondi in the Gold Coast, 1902.Correspondence with the Colonial Office, Ambromm, concerning errors of the Moon, 1902-1903.Latitude variation results sent to the Royal Observatory by Professor Albrecht, 1906-1914, with...
Dates: 1891 - 1914
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Correspondence on magnetism, 1949 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/372
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the National Physical Laboratory and magnetism, including letters concerning the magnetic declination of London and Paris in the early 19th century, with a graph, 1953, and correspondence with Dr E.C. Bullard of the National Physical Laboratory regarding J. Flamsteed's magnetic observations, 1952.

Dates: 1949 - 1953
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Correspondence on observations given, 1889 - 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning observations given to the Northern Rifle Association, U. Levau, Mr Spencer, A. Stubbs, J. Franz, H.P. Slade, Mr MacKenzie, Mr Jackson, Mr Dawes and Mr Hutchinson, 1889. The topics include the Sun's position at Wimbledon; Vesta, 1887-1888; the azimuth of the Sun and Moon in west London; sunrise near Paris; the full Moon, January and February 1891; observations of a lunar crater; measures of Mars and Saturn; an equation of time; the meeting of Mars and Saturn; and the...
Dates: 1889 - 1907
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Correspondence on terrestrial longitude, 1833 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence on finding terrestrial longitude by testing chronometers at the culmination of Moon and stars. There is material on the longitudes of Chelmsford, Limerick, Port Stephen (Australia), Paris, Edinburgh, Antwerp, Dublin, Armagh, Cambridge, Oxford, Bedford, Hartwell, Portsmouth, Devonport, Hamburg, Liverpool and Regent's Park. The correspondents include E.J. Cooper, J.C. Fremont, P.P. King, W.H.C. Bartlett, Sir F. Beaufort, G. Fisher, E. Sabine, T. Henderson, R. Sheepshanks, J....
Dates: 1833 - 1848
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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/615
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signal and the time ball service. There are various papers on the signalling of time by a falling ball or by cannon fire at Birmingham, Cardiff, Devonport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madras, Newcastle, Nice and the Palais Royale, Paris; proposals for time balls at Wellington (New Zealand), Ipswich, and Port Elizabeth; proposals for clocks and bells in Worcester; details of local time signals in 'The Scotsman', 'Daily Review', 'Glasgow Daily Herald',...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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Determination of latitude and longitude, 1772 - 1806

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/159
Scope and Contents

Papers concerned with determining longitude and latitude at sea, with miscellaneous observations.

Dates: 1772 - 1806
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Early computations, 1723 - 1737

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/7
Scope and Contents Computations, mainly cometary.1. Chart of cometary observations and associated calculations, 1723.2. Several pages of calculations.3. 'The Places of the Telescopic Stars from which the Comet was observed', 1723, with a chart.4. Equation to solve a problem on parabolas.5. Account of the observations of a comet by Maraldi at Paris, 1723. There is mention of the 1707 cometary sighting at Paris, with calculations.6. Calculations regarding the comet...
Dates: 1723 - 1737
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Expense sheets for the trigonometrical survey between London and Paris, 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/16: 330-333
Scope and Contents From the File:

The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with miscellaneous accounts.

Dates: 1822
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French tables of the Moon, 1800

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/106
Scope and Contents The French tables of the Moon.1. LogaritHMS of terrestrial radius.2. Horizontal diameter of the Moon and increase of the horizontal semi-diameter of the Moon.3. Hourly movement in longitude of the Moon and equations of the second order.4. Hourly movements in latitude of the Moon and equations of the second order, with a subsidiary table to complete equations XXXXI and XXII.5. Hourly movement in longitude of the Moon: equations of the second order and...
Dates: 1800
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Letter from L. Breguet to Monsieur Kuter [Henry Kater?], 1823-03-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/24: 406-407
Scope and Contents From the Sub-file:

Letter, observations and a drawing.

Dates: 1823-03-29
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Letter from l'Abbé de Pellizer on finding the longitude by transits of the moon, 1789-09-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 363-364a
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1789-09-12
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Letter from Le Roh-Berg-Herr Vousenville, 1798-03-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/55: 165-167
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-file :

Letter and printed prospectus.

Dates: 1798-03-30
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Letter from Professor Kratzenstein on chronometers and magnetic variation, 1786-08-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38: 464-466
Scope and Contents

Sent to Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1786-08-28
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Letters from observatories, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/144
Scope and Contents Letters from various observatories on filling vacancies, the construction of time balls at Sydney and New Brunswick (with a plan), and the establishment of new observatories at Nottingham, Bristol and other locations. The correspondents include J. Challis, Sir W. Denison, C.E. Trevelyan, J.R. Hind, R. Stephenson, C.P. Smyth, C. Pritchard and M.J. Johnson. There are also two reports on Liverpool Observatory, a paper on Brussels Observatory, and a piece from 'Le Moniteur Universel' on the...
Dates: 1853 - 1855
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Letters from observatories, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/147
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, new equipment and the new observatory at Williamstown, Victoria. The correspondents include C. Todd, R.C. Carrington, J. Challis, C.P. Smyth, R. Grant, W. Lassell, N.R. Pogson, J.M. Gillis, W.S. Jacobs and R.L.J. Ellery. There is also a report on the Glasgow Observatory by R. Grant; a report on the Liverpool Observatory by J. Hartrup; a Spanish account by R.R. de Sousa Pinto on the Madrid, Paris, Brussels and...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
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Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1784 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/22
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Council of the Royal Society:27 May 1784: resolving that the printing bill for the second volume of the 'Greenwich Observations' be paid.24 June 1784: concerning the King's approval of a proposal for ascertaining the relative situations of the observatories at Greenwich and Paris.29 July 1784: concerning and including a letter from Lieut. General Roy, dated 28 June 1784, on the measurement of a base line. The minutes also cover Visitation...
Dates: 1784 - 1830
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Miscellaneous meteorological papers, 1879 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/128
Scope and Contents Letter from the Royal Meteorological Society to the Astronomer Royal regarding discrepancies in sunshine records at Kew and Greenwich, 1896.0Summary totals of sunshine at Bunhill Row, Greenwich and Kew, 1896.Undated, unsigned notes regarding the conditions, position, etc., of sunshine recorders [1896].Comparative record of sunshine at Greenwich and Kew, 1891-1896 inclusive [1896].Letter, probably to the Royal Meteorological Society, regarding difference in...
Dates: 1879 - 1897
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/470
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on various scientific topics. The papers begin with work on electricity and magnetism, including W. Thomson's transfer of galvanic currents; J. Tyndall's lecture on magnetic repulsion delivered to the Royal Institution; and C. Chalmers' notes on electricity. There are samples of J.C. Clark's chemical telegraph; material on I.K. Brunel's proposal of voyages to India; various barometer readings; longitudes of Paris, Lancaster, Torbay and Algeria; and a letter by D....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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Monsieur de Lalande on tables he wishes the Board to purchase from him, 1790-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/46: 35-37
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding various astronomical and nautical tables.

Dates: 1790-10-20
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