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Astronomical observatories

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on observatories, 1924 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/22
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous foreign observatoriesLetter from R. Atkinson to Colonel Gerado Dianderas, Peru, regarding equipment for the proposed Arequipa Observatory, 1946.Correspondence with the Hong Kong Royal Observatory regarding time signals, 1946.Letter from S. Jarocinski, Warsaw, to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the Babia Góra Observatory, 1937.(2) Miscellaneous British observatoriesLetters from E.M. Lindsay, Armagh Observatory, to Sir...
Dates: 1924 - 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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Correspondence on observatories, 1948 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/430
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes and other papers regarding observatories, including sections on foreign observatories; English observatories; the Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge; colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa; Commonwealth observatories, including those in Australia; the Norman Lockyer Observatory; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; and Denmark.

Dates: 1948 - 1952
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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Correspondence on observatories, 1894 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/93
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding Commonwealth and colonial observatories, 1911-1935, including the following material:Correspondence regarding equipment for the Mount Faber Observatory, Singapore, 1928-1930, including a transit instrument and micrometer.Correspondence concerning the closure of the Apia Observatory, Samoa, by the New Zealand Government, 1919-1935.Correspondence on the supply and testing of a 4-inch transit instrument and clock for the Colombo Observatory,...
Dates: 1894 - 1937
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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Correspondence on Scandinavian observatories, 1945 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/474
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Swedish and Finnish observatories, including correspondence with Professor B. Lindblad of the Stockholm Observatory and Gustaf Järnefelt, Director of the Astronomical Observatory, Helsinki.

Dates: 1945 - 1950
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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Correspondence on Spanish observatories, 1945 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/473
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Spanish observatories, including correspondence with M.M. Loron, Madrid Observatory; Captain Francisco Fdez de la Puente of San Fernando; Admiral Wenceslao Benitez; Jose Rodrigues Navarro, the Geographic Institute, Madrid; Father Romano, Observatory de Ebro Tortosa; and Dr J. Tinocco, Madrid Observatory.

Dates: 1945 - 1956
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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Correspondence on Sydney Observatory, 1855 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/156
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the observatory at Sydney, including orders and requests for new instruments, the transport of new instruments and their insurance, the filling of vacancies, and financial transactions with the Oriental Bank Corporation. The correspondents include Sir W. Denison, W. Hopkins, W.H. Miller, E. Sabine and B. Stewart, as well as government departments and various instrument makers.

Dates: 1855 - 1861
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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Correspondence with Australian institutions, 1963-04 - 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/566
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Australian observatories and universities, including Professor Bart J. Bok of the Commonwealth Observatory, Canberra; A.R. Hogg of the Mount Stromlo Observatory; A. Przybylski of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories; Professor S.C.B. Gascoigne of the Mount Stromlo Observatory; Professor O.J. Eggen of the Mount Stromlo Observatory; D.K.R. Hodgkin of the Australian National University; and J.N. Webb of Port Macquarie, N.S.W. There are also notes on the Commonwealth...
Dates: 1963-04 - 1968-08
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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Correspondence with Australian institutions, 1970-07-06 - 1971-11-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/574
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Australian observatories and universities, including Dr A.W. Rodgers of the Mount Stromlo Observatory. There is also a copy of a memorandum from O.J. Eggen to Sir Ernest Titterton and D.K.R. Hodkin of the Australian National University regarding Sir Richard Woolley's Honorary Professorship.

Dates: 1970-07-06 - 1971-11-03
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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Correspondence with Belgian observatories, 1945 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/459
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Belgian observatories, including correspondence with P.F. Swings of the Institute of Astrophysics, University of Liege, and correspondence with M. Vandekerkhove, Royal Observatory, Belgium, regarding the death of His Majesty King George VI.

Dates: 1945 - 1955
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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Correspondence with Belgium observatories, 1956 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/466
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Belgian observatories, including P. Bourgeois of the Royal Observatory, Belgium.

Dates: 1956 - 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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Correspondence with colonial observatories., 1952 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/434
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with colonial observatories, including those in Canada and South Africa.

Dates: 1952 - 1958
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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Correspondence with Commonwealth observatories, 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/435
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Commonwealth observatories, principally those in Australia.

Dates: 1953 - 1958
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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Correspondence with English observatories, 1952 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/432
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with various English observatories, including letters regarding the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Grants, Whitehall; the Jeremiah Horrocks and Wilfred Hall Observatories; observatories attached to universities; and the Armagh Observatory.

Dates: 1952 - 1958
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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Correspondence with foreign observatories, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/779
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, A-R, including the following items:Australia: papers concerning the 150-inch telescope proposal, the use of the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, and other observatories.Egypt: correspondence concerned mainly with the Helwan Observatory, including observing trips, maintenance and students studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.Africa: correspondence with various African observatories,...
Dates: 1964 - 1968
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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Correspondence with foreign observatories, 1957 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/780
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, S-Z, including the following items:Saudi Arabia: correspondence regarding the setting up of a large telescope in Riyadh, and minutes and correspondence concerning a special committee to advice Riyadh University.South America: correspondence with the National Observatory of Argentina.Spain: correspondence regarding the Seville Observatory and its lease by the Royal Greenwich Observatory from the Jesuit...
Dates: 1957 - 1968
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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Correspondence with foreign observatories, 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/431
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with foreign observatories, including those in Finland, Belgium, Mexico, South Africa (the Union Observatory), Italy, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, Rome, Argentina and Brazil.

Dates: 1953 - 1958
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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Correspondence with German observatories, 1955 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/462
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with German observatories, including correspondence with Professor O.H.L. Heckmann, Dr H. Haffner, J. Dick and Professor G. Rienacker.

Dates: 1955 - 1960
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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Correspondence with Indian observatories, 1945 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/457
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Indian observatories and the Colombo Observatory, including correspondence with S. Basu, Director of the Colaba and Alibag Observatories, 1954; correspondence regarding the Golden Jubilee of the Magnetic Observatory, Alibag, 1954; correspondence concerning the Nizamiah Observatory, 1950; correspondence with Dr K.R. Ramanathan regarding the Meteorological Department of the Government of India, 1947; and a post-war plan for astronomical and astrophysical observatories in...
Dates: 1945 - 1954
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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Correspondence with overseas institutions, 1965-04-14 - 1966-06-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/567
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Canadian, New Zealand and other overseas observatories and universities, including J.F. Heard, Director of the David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ontario, and R.T. Wallace, Dean of Administration at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Dates: 1965-04-14 - 1966-06-27
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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Correspondence with overseas institutions, 1964-02-06 - 1968-08-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/571
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various foreign observatories and universities, including the following correspondents:E.A. Kreiken, Astronomical Institute, University of Ankara.Revd Father D.J.K. O'Connell, S.J., Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City State.L.N. Mavridis, Academy of Sciences of Athens.Westminster Bank Ltd, Hailsham, regarding an account to administer a N.A.T.O. grant for a Turkish student (Attila Ahmed Kirman) working at the Royal Greenwich...
Dates: 1964-02-06 - 1968-08-27
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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Correspondence with overseas observatories, 1969-11-27 - 1972-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/575
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Canadian, New Zealand and other overseas observatories, including B.I. Olson of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; J.H. Hodgson of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa; D.J. Cameron of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand; W.H. Wehlan of the University of Western Ontario, regarding a position as Visiting Professor at the University; B.K. Mukherjee of the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario; S.R. Sreenivasan of the University of...
Dates: 1969-11-27 - 1972-03-22
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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Correspondence with Russian institutions, 1964-02-12 - 1967-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/570
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Soviet Union observatories and universities, including Professor A.A. Mikhailov and Z.I. Kadla of the Pulkova Observatory, Leningrad.

Dates: 1964-02-12 - 1967-05-11
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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Correspondence with Russian observatories, 1946 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/472
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Russian observatories, including correspondence with M.S. Zverev, President of the Commission of the International Astronomical Union; V.B. Mkonov, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory; Professor B.A. Orlov, Pulkowa Observatory, Leningrad; and E. Federov, Chief of the Hydrometeorological Service of the U.S.S.R.

Dates: 1946 - 1959
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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Correspondence with UK and Irish institutions, 1964-01-21 - 1968-03-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/568
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland observatories and universities, including Professor P.A. Sweet of the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; M.V. Ovenden, University of Glasgow; H.A. Brück, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; Professor D.W.N. Stibbs of the University Observatory of St Andrews; T. Rackham of the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; P.A. Wayman of the Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin;...
Dates: 1964-01-21 - 1968-03-26
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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Correspondence with U.K. and Irish institutions, 1968-10-28 - 1971-10-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/576
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland observatories and universities, including P.A. Wayman of the Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin; H.A. Brück, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; S.F. Dermott of the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Wiltshire; D.W.N. Stibbs of the University Observatory, St Andrews; J. Darius of the University of London Observatory; S.Y. Haeri of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and...
Dates: 1968-10-28 - 1971-10-23
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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