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Astronomical telescopes

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

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A.A.T. progress reports, 1969 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/14
Scope and Contents

Progress reports by the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office for March 1969, July 1969, September 1969, December 1969, March 1970, September 1970, December 1970, March 1971, June 1971, September 1971, December 1971, March 1972, June 1972, September 1972, December 1972, March 1973 and June 1973. There are also A.A.T. Board reports of 1970-1971 and 1971-1972.

Dates: 1969 - 1973
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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Anglo-Australian Telescope papers, 1947-1983 (predominantly late 1960s - mid 1970s)

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 47
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers in RGO 47 date from the mid 1960s-mid 1970s beginning with the papers of a UK Department of Scientific and Industrial Research funded feasibility study for the building project. The class is an artificial, and indeed unofficial, one consisting of records derived from a variety of sources. Primary depositors were the RGO staff who had been closely involved in planning or construction of the telescope. Members of the RGO staff were formally seconded to work on the...
Dates: 1947-1983 (predominantly late 1960s - mid 1970s)
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 instruments, 1956 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/167
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding instruments, including letters concerning the Isaac Roberts Telescope and the moon camera.

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 on Northumberland's telescope, 1833 - 1841

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/157
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the installation of the Duke of Northumberland's telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. The letters covers the initial purchase of the telescope, the refinements made to it, the construction of a new dome to house it, its mounting and its installation. The correspondents include the Duke of Northumberland, Sir F. Beaufort, J. Challis, E.J. Cooper, J. Glaisher, J.F.W. Herschel and many builders and instrument makers. There are various sketches and plans, as well...
Dates: 1833 - 1841
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 telescopes, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/100
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd concerning the telescope mountings, 1955, and letters from R. Atkinson to the Ministry of Works regarding gale damage to the 28-inch telescope dome, 1954.

Dates: 1954 - 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 on the astrographic telescope., 1953 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/109
Scope and Contents

A small set of correspondence regarding the astrographic telescope.

Dates: 1953 - 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 on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1946 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/126
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the finance and design of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including official correspondence; reports and correspondence on meetings of the Board of Management; and correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on documents, including a copy of Report No. 3 on the 98" Isaac Newton Mirror (1955), a drawing of the 80"-98" duplex telescope proposed servo-optical alignment system (1955), a graph of tests on the 98" spherical mirror for the Isaac Newton Telescope...
Dates: 1946 - 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 on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1946 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/127
Scope and Contents Official and general correspondence, with related papers, regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including correspondence on the disk and glass; a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Helwan Observatory, Egypt, 21 July 1947, regarding a large glass disk for the observatory's large reflector; correspondence with F.J. Hargreaves; a letter from the Astronomer Royal to the Director General of Observatories, New Delhi, 21 July 1947, regarding a large glass disk for the...
Dates: 1946 - 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 on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1950 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/128
Scope and Contents Correspondence, notes, diagrams and other papers regarding the sub-committees for the Isaac Newton Telescope, including the Optical Committee; the Mechanical Design Committee; the Photo-electric Guiding Committee, with a drawing of the suggested layout for the spectrograph control; the Spectroscopic Committee, with sketch drawings of the electronic photometric equipment and the equatorially mounted telescopes; and Servo-Control, with a study on servo-mechanisms and the design of large...
Dates: 1950 - 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 the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1945 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/129
Scope and Contents Correspondence, notes, memoranda and minutes regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope, including the following items:Copy of a report on post-war needs in astronomy laid before the Council of the Royal Society on 7 March 1946, with related correspondence, 1961.Correspondence regarding the weight of the Isaac Newton Telescope as given by Sir Howard Grubb Parsons and Co. Ltd, 7 February 1961.Memorandum by H. Barker giving a brief history of the progress of the Isaac Newton...
Dates: 1945 - 1961
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 the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/130
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence and minutes of the Board of Management regarding the design and finance of the Isaac Newton Telescope:Summary of official correspondence since the last Executive Committee meeting on 16 November 1956, dated 1959.Correspondence concerning microseisms affecting the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1957-1959.Letters and a diagram from Dr David Dewhirst concerning the Lick prime focus cage, 1959.News release from the Admiralty on the subject of...
Dates: 1956 - 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 on the Schmidt Telescope, 1953 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/104
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the Schmidt Telescope, including a drawing by Leroy M.E. Clausing depicting the 'Off Axis Schmidt Optical System' and correspondence between R. Atkinson and H. Spencer Jones regarding the proposed Schmidt camera.

Dates: 1953 - 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 on the Schmidt Telescope, 1947 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/138
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the proposed 25-36½-inch Schmidt Telescope for Dome C at Herstmonceux, including correspondence with Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd concerning the telescope; correspondence with Pilkington Bros. Ltd regarding glass disks for use on a Schmidt Telescope, 1947-1957; a photograph from Pilkington Bros. Ltd showing disk 22, 36¾-inch by 6 7/8-inch, after grinding, March 1951; a photograph from Pilkington Bros. Ltd showing disk 22, 37½-inch by 7¼-inch, before grinding, 17...
Dates: 1947 - 1957
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 the Southern Telescope, 1852 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/165
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the establishment of a 'Southern Telescope', including a resolution for establishing a large southern telescope; the foundation of the Southern Telescope Committee; printed correspondence with the Southern Telescope Committee, including drawings, mounting of the telescope and posts for observers; and letters from W. Cubitt, Sir W. Denison, T. Maclear, J. Nasmyth, the Earl of Rosse, E. Sabine, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth (with his report for the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh) and...
Dates: 1852 - 1853
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 the Yapp 36-inch Telescope, 1948 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/136
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, including correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding the refiguring and polishing of the telescope's mirror. The papers also include the following items:Correspondence regarding the contract for the purchase of an electric driving mechanism for the Yapp Reflecting Telescope, 1956.Memorandum by R. Atkinson on shipping mirrors and other important items, 1956.Graph from Sir Howard...
Dates: 1948 - 1957
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 Chatham Dockyard, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/195
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory regarding the Equatorial Group, including the re-erection of the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes.

Dates: 1954 - 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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Engineering Workshop and Engineering Department Papers, 1920, 1947-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 91
Scope and Contents The Engineering Workshop at RGO, Herstmonceux was situated at the north of the West Building complex. Some of the machines of the Engineering Workshop were transferred from Greenwich to the huts at Herstmonceux before the final transfer to the West Building began in January 1958. In January 1956, the foreman, Mr Wescott retired after 42 years' service and Michael (Mick) Dermody was appointed in September 1956 to replace him, with John Pope selected by the Astronomer Royal, Woolley, to...
Dates: 1920, 1947-1976
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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Isaac Newton Group, La Palma: Technical Notes, 1984 - 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 200
Scope and Contents

An incomplete series of ING Technical Notes.

Dates: 1984 - 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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Isaac Newton Group, La Palma: User Manuals, 1984 - 1993

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 199
Scope and Contents

20 volumes of typed or photocopied texts bound with green covers, with 14 duplicate copies. The following abbreviations are used in the titles: ISIS: Intermediate Dispersion Spectroscopic Imaging System; LDSS: Low Dispersion Survey Spectrograph; WHT: William Herschel Telescope; INT: Isaac Newton Telescope; MPF: Multi Purpose Fotometer; ADAM: Astronomical Data Acquisition Monitor; and CCD: Charge-coupled device.

Dates: 1984 - 1993
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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Letter on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1975-08-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/76
Scope and Contents

A letter from George Sudbury, Secretary of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time, to Dr Hunter regarding applications for observing time on the Isaac Newton Telescope during the first quarter of 1976.

Dates: 1975-08-14
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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Manuals for RGO Instruments, Computers and other Technical Apparatus, 1972 - 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 145
Scope and Contents

Mainly ex-RGO Library copies of RGO manuals. Many are photocopied manuals with original RGO library reference numbers on the cover. Includes some duplicates of manuals held elsewhere in the RGO archives. Arranged in chronological order.

Dates: 1972 - 1995
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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Newspaper cuttings, 1888 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/264
Scope and Contents

Cuttings from various newspapers on various subjects, including new telescopes, comets, annual visitations and telegraphs in Australia.

Dates: 1888 - 1889
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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Newspaper cuttings on the RGO and astronomy, 1922 - 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 190
Scope and Contents A set of press cuttings on the subjects of astronomy, the RGO, its move to Herstmonceux Castle and later to Cambridge, and its subsequent closure. Significant cuttings include coverage of the Moon landings (1968), the Space Race, the Apollo 13 disaster (1970), Halley's Comet (1986), images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, Comet Shoemaker-Levi’s collision with Jupiter (1994), Comet Hale-Bopp (1997), and the Galileo mission to Jupiter.Early coverage is sporadic, with cuttings...
Dates: 1922 - 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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Note on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/80
Scope and Contents

An undated note regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope, concerning usage between July and September 1974 and instrumentation.

Dates: 1974
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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Note on the Steavenson Telescope, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/79
Scope and Contents

A note by B.E.J. Pagel on the 30" Steavenson Telescope

Dates: 1974
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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