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Astronomical observatories

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on American observatories, 1938 - 1959

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/475
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1938-1959, including correspondence with the Yale University Observatory; P. van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Pennsylvania; Yerkes Observatory; Carnegie Institution of Washington; G.C. McVittie, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota; Astronomical Department, Berkeley University; The Observatory, University of Michigan; Georgetown College Observatory; Dr James G. Baker, Professor Harlow Shapley and Dr Bart J. Bok, Harvard...
Dates: 1938 - 1959
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Correspondence on American observatories, 1959 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/482
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1959-1963, including correspondence with the United States Naval Observatory, Washington; Thornton Page, Van Vleck Observatory, Wesleyan University, Connecticut; William Liller, Dr H. Shapley, Professor Donald H. Menzel and Professor Leo Goldberg, Harvard College Observatory; Peter van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Dr I. King, University of Illinois Observatory; Dr Olin J. Eggen, Mount Wilson and Mount...
Dates: 1959 - 1963
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Correspondence on Australian observatories, 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/452
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a wide range of correspondence and papers relating to the activities of the Royal Observatory during Harold Spencer Jones' time in office, with some additional material from later periods. The subjects covered include the history and internal affairs of the Observatory, including staffing, meetings, visitations, visits abroad and annual reports; the Observatory's instruments; relations with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyards; the Observatory's moveable property,...
Dates: 1963
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Correspondence on Cambridge observatories, 1953 - 1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/433
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Correspondence regarding Cambridge observatories and solar physics.

Dates: 1953 - 1958
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Correspondence on Cambridge observatories, 1958 - 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/439
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Correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.

Dates: 1958 - 1961
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Correspondence on Cambridge observatories, 1961 - 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/445
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Correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.

Dates: 1961 - 1962
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Correspondence on Cambridge observatories, 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/451
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A small set of correspondence regarding the observatories of Cambridge University.

Dates: 1963
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Correspondence on colonial observatories, 1959 - 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/440
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Correspondence regarding colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa.

Dates: 1959 - 1960
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Correspondence on Commonwealth observatories, 1958 - 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/441
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Correspondence regarding observatories in Australia and New Zealand.

Dates: 1958 - 1961
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Correspondence on Commonwealth observatories, 1961 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/447
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Correspondence regarding Commonwealth observatories, including those at Perth and Mount Stromlo, with other material, including photographs.

Dates: 1961 - 1963
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Correspondence on Dutch observatories, 1936 - 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/456
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Correspondence regarding Dutch observatories, including letters from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the Leiden-Johannesburg Astrograph, and correspondence with J.H. Oort, Leiden.

Dates: 1936 - 1953
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Correspondence on English observatories, 1958 - 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/438
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Correspondence regarding various English observatories, including correspondence with the University College of Sussex Council; the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Whitehall, concerning a grant; the Jeremiah Horrocks and Wilfred Hall Observatories; the University of London Observatory; the University of Glasgow Department of Astronomy; and the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

Dates: 1958 - 1961
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Correspondence on English observatories, 1961 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/444
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a wide range of correspondence and papers relating to the activities of the Royal Observatory during Harold Spencer Jones' time in office, with some additional material from later periods. The subjects covered include the history and internal affairs of the Observatory, including staffing, meetings, visitations, visits abroad and annual reports; the Observatory's instruments; relations with the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyards; the Observatory's moveable property,...
Dates: 1961 - 1963
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Correspondence on foreign observatories, 1958 - 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/437
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Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including those in Czechoslovakia, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Denmark.

Dates: 1958 - 1961
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Correspondence on foreign observatories, 1961 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/443
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Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including observatories in Turkey, Italy, Poland, Argentina, Belgium, Sweden and India.

Dates: 1961 - 1963
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Correspondence on foreign observatories, 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/449
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Correspondence regarding foreign observatories, including observatories in Turkey, Sweden, Egypt and Pakistan.

Dates: 1963
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Correspondence on French observatories, 1955 - 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/461
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Correspondence regarding French observatories, including the Paris Observatory and Meudon Observatory. There is also a paper by A. Danjon, in French, on 'The Analysis of Inequalities in the Rotation of the Earth'.

Dates: 1955 - 1962
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Correspondence on German observatories, 1945 - 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/455
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Correspondence regarding German observatories, including correspondence with Professor A. Kopff, Heidelberg, Germany; a comparison by Kopff of the systems of the General Catalogue and Third Fundamental Catalogue, 1949; and correspondence with O. Heckmann of the Bergadorf Observatory, Germany.

Dates: 1945 - 1951
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Correspondence on Indian observatories, 1955 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/464
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Correspondence concerning Indian observatories, including correspondence with Dr S.D. Sinvahl, Uttar Pradesh State Observatory; A.N. Goyal, Department of Mathematics, the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; K.D. Abhyankar, Nizamiah Observatory; and M.W. Chiplankar, University of Poona. There is also correspondence regarding the Indian Astronomical Society, including letters from N.L. Ghash of Calcutta.

Dates: 1955 - 1963
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Correspondence on Japanese observatories, 1946 - 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/458
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Correspondence regarding Japanese observatories, including correspondence with the International Latitude Observatory, Japan, and correspondence with Y. Hagihara of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory.

Dates: 1946 - 1951
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Correspondence on Liverpool Observatory, 1838 - 1849

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/155
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the establishment of the observatory at Liverpool, covering the financing of the venture, its advantages to navigators, plans of the docks, a telescope and a water-powered mechanism. The principal correspondents are J. Aiken, W.T. Jones and J. Franklin. There is also printed correspondence between R. Sheepshanks, J. Taylor and Sir J. South. The letters include correspondence with W. Simms, London, and G. Mertz, Munich, on the instruments. There are also articles from...
Dates: 1838 - 1849
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Correspondence on magnetic instruments, 1932 - 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/63
Scope and Contents Correspondence with several observatories, the Admiralty and the Physical Department regarding the repair, testing and standardisation of magnetic instruments and the issuing of certificates, 1935-1936; correspondence with the High Commission for India, 1934-1936, regarding the standardisation of magnets for the Colaba Observatory, India, and magnetic instruments for other Indian observatories, such as Alibag; and correspondence and reports relating to the comparison of Eskdalemuir and...
Dates: 1932 - 1936
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