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Western Australia

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on loans, 1957 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/300
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the loan of items from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including the following papers:Correspondence on the loan of the chronometer Harrison 4 to the United States Navy, 1961 and 1963.Correspondence on the loan of the Shortt Clock (Sidereal) and the Shortt 49 Clock (Mean Time) to Western Australia, 1960-1961.Correspondence on the continuation of the loan of the unifiliar magnetometer PIC 111 in use at Halley Bay, 1959.Correspondence on...
Dates: 1957 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Map of Western Australia, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/953
Scope and Contents A large map of Western Australia used by Richard Woolley in his search for a possible site for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including lines indicating distances from Perth and rings which, according to an accompanying note, probably indicate rainfall. The map also includes a pencil ring around Mount Singleton.
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1873 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/485
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works, including accounts of the Atlantic telegraph cable; reports on the trans-Australian telegraph line, with accounts from 'The South Australian Advertiser' and the plan of its route; proposals to connect the telegraph to Western Australia and Cape Borda; R. Mallet's paper on volcanic energy; a report of a committee to standardise electrical units; a photograph of Palmeira's seismograph; a catalogue of geological maps; the geology of Cumberland by J.C. Ward; C.X....
Dates: 1873 - 1874
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the Joint European Southern Observatory, 1953 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/598
Scope and Contents Agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee and Sub-committees, with correspondence, including the following items:Correspondence with Sir A. Todd regarding a Commonwealth observatory, 1960.Memorandum on the Astronomer Royal's views on the needs of British astronomy, 1960.Correspondence with Sir M. Oliphant, Sir W. Hodge and Sir Solly Zuckerman concerning a Commonwealth observatory and the Joint European Southern Observatory,...
Dates: 1953 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Report on Western Australian sites, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/1179
Scope and Contents A report by A.R. Hogg on the survey of 'Western Australian Astronomical Sites. 1961 - 1962 Observations', including various site test results and a photograph of the station on Mount Singleton.
Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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