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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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Observations and correspondence, 1786 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48
Scope and Contents Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.
Dates: 1786 - 1829
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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Overseas Observatories including Saudi Arabian Telescope Project Papers, 1963 - 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 135
Scope and Contents Files concerning RGO advisory work with overseas observatories, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Most concern the RGO's involvement with the Saudi Arabia Telescope Project, a project to set up a new National Observatory in Saudi Arabia and a proposed large radio telescope for Riyadh University. There are also two files relating to RGO advisory work with Helwan Observatory and Kottamia Observatory in Egypt, including an inspection of instruments carried out in 1965. The final file relates...
Dates: 1963 - 1985
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 an observatory for Chile, 1961 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/921
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding a proposed observatory in Chile to be run as a joint European establishment, with minutes of meetings, a drawing and specification of a 40-inch telescope, and a short letter from A. Hunter stating that British participation has been withdrawn.
Dates: 1961 - 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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Papers on British and Empire observatories, 1874 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/156
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the appointment of the Radcliffe Observer at Oxford, 1897.Papers relating to the appointment of the Director of the Dunsink Observatory, 1897, including applications from the Royal Observatory staff.Correspondence with Professor Aldis concerning the establishment of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory at Auckland, New Zealand, 1890.Papers relating to Bidston Observatory, Liverpool, 1890-1893, including suitable work, 1890; the appointment of a...
Dates: 1874 - 1910
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 Indian observatories, 1892 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/158
Scope and Contents (1) General papersEnvelope containing memorandum and correspondence on the Indian observatories committee meetings, 1892-1899, with plans for new observatories at Kodaikanal and Bombay and a memorandum.Envelope containing undated micrometer sketches.(2) Papers relating to the Indian Government ObservatoryCorrespondence and memoranda relating to the supply of two 18-foot domes for the Kodaikanal Observatory, including plans and estimates,...
Dates: 1892 - 1902
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 observatories, 1896 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/160
Scope and Contents (1) Papers on appointments at various observatoriesAssistant at Helwan, 1907.Mechanical Assistant at Helwan, 1908.Ceylon Survey Department, Assistant Astronomer, 1908.Government Astronomer, New South Wales, 1911-1912.First Assistant at Hong Kong, 1912.Candidacy of A.C.D. Crommelin for the Directorship of the Dunsink Observatory, 1912.Appointment of J.E. Evans as Second Assistant at Ceylon, 1912.Appointment of Assistant Astronomer...
Dates: 1896 - 1913
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 overseas observatories, 1909 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/157
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding various overseas observatoriesPapers relating to the closure of Perth Observatory, Western Australia, 1912-1913, including letters from the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and Sir David Gill and correspondence with Downing Street and the Agent General for Western Australia.Papers relating to the comparison of Greenwich and Helwan Observatory photographs on the introduction of the new telescope at Helwan, 1909-1912.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1909 - 1927
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 overseas observatories, 1891 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/161
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Colonial Office and various individuals concerning the post of Chief Assistant at the Hong Kong Observatory and a request for the loan of an altazimuth, 1891.Correspondence with Dr Dobeck concerning the Directorship of the Melbourne Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Colonial Office concerning the use of the Hong Kong Observatory, 1892.Correspondence with the Tekhtasingi Observatory, Poona, 1895-1901.Article from the 'Town and...
Dates: 1891 - 1908
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 Indian Observatories Committee, 1890 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/159
Scope and Contents (1) General papersPapers and correspondence with the Indian Office, 1893-1901, including annual reports from observatory directors and a report by the Astronomer Royal on the reorganisation of Indian observatories.Correspondence with members of Indian Observatories Committee, 1894-1899.Correspondence concerning the meeting of 9 December 1903.Correspondence concerning the meeting of 16 May 1905.Correspondence concerning the meeting of 7 February...
Dates: 1890 - 1935
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 Sydney and Johannesburg Observatories, 1903 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/162
Scope and Contents (1) Papers relating to the Sydney Observatory, New South WalesCorrespondence with W.E. Cooke concerning the depressed state of the observatory and his ideas for improvements in the transit of observations, 1913-1914; the Report of the Board of Visitors, 1916; and a report of an investigation into the staff and work in 1917, with a reply from the Director.Correspondence with W.E. Cooke concerning alterations to astrographic charts, 1924-1925.Letter from W.E. Cooke...
Dates: 1903 - 1925
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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Records of Cambridge University Astronomical Society, 2008 - 2011

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.111
Scope and Contents Comprise: agenda for committee meeting on Oct. 2010; minutes of committee meetings, Apr. 2008 and May 2011; Chairman's annual report, Apr. 2011; print-out of Chairman's e-mail communications to the membership, 2010-11; calendars of society events, 2009-10, 2010-11; almanac, 2009-10; observing guide, 2009; posters advertising talks, 2009-11; dinner menu, Mar. 2011; design for society T-shirt and sweatshirt, n.d.
Dates: 2008 - 2011
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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RGO La Palma Operations Division and the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory: Papers and Records, c.1980-2015 (mainly to 1998)

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 100
Scope and Contents Papers, records and photographs for the RGO La Palma Operations Division and the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory. Includes paper files recording day to day administration, a large series of photographic records in albums, various sets of publications relating to telescopes and instruments and a small set of press cuttings.
Dates: c.1980-2015 (mainly to 1998)
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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RO and RGO Solar Plates, 1918 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 50
Scope and Contents RGO 50 is the product of a solar observation programme begun in 1873 at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and continued, from 1953 to 1979, at Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux. It primarily consists of a sequence of glass plate negatives of daily observations. Where no plate was produced at Greenwich or Herstmonceux the gap has been filled by sourcing plates from observatories elsewhere around the world, particularly the Indian observatories at Kodaikanal and Dehra Dūn. Observation...
Dates: 1918 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: N.B. THIS SERIES IS NOT STORED AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. Requests for access may be directed to the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archivist by sending an email to mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Items RGO 50/747a, 1155a, 50/14971 and 22230 are marked as missing in the original manuscript listing.
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RO and RGO Solar Plates Contact Prints, 1873-06-02 - 1972-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 51
Scope and Contents The 1873-1917 prints in this class were made from glass plate negatives which are no longer extant. The plates were the product of a solar observation programme begun in 1873 at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich but are thought to have been destroyed in the First World War. The sequence of images is a continuation of RGO 67: Kew Observatory solar photographs (1858-72) and is itself continued by RGO 50: Royal Observatory Greenwich and Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux Solar Plates...
Dates: 1873-06-02 - 1972-08-02
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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St John's College, Cambridge: Observatory Notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6229
Scope and Contents Notes of observations made in the observatory of St John's College, Cambridge, compiled by a member of the college, probably Thomas Catton.
Dates: 1823
Conditions Governing Access: 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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