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Astronomical telescopes

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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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 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, 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 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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Papers on the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, 1947 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/133
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and estimates concerning the dismantling, modifications and re-erection of the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, including a quotation for modifications to the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes for installation at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, 1950.

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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Papers on the 36-inch Yapp Reflector, 1931 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/30
Scope and Contents Papers concerning the installation of the 36-inch Yapp Reflector at Greenwich, including the following material:(1) Miscellaneous materialUndated scroll containing the proposed inscription for the new Yapp Telescope.Envelope of photographs of the 36-inch reflector at Edinburgh, showing the telescope observing carriage and grating, 1931.(2) Correspondence with Hutchinson and Cuff, solicitors, and William Johnston Yapp regarding the 36-inch reflector,...
Dates: 1931 - 1939
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 74-inch telescope, 1947 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/132
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and memoranda regarding the 74-inch telescope for Australia, including a draft order form from the Commonwealth of Australia to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 1948, ordering a 74-inch reflecting telescope for installation at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra.

Dates: 1947 - 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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Papers on the A.A.T. Board, 1972 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/9
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board:Correspondence regarding A.A.T. Board matters, 1972, including control, management and finance, with a copy of the draft bill put before the Australian Parliament to ratify the agreement to build the telescope.Correspondence regarding A.A.T. Board matters, 1973, including reports of visits to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; material on finance, management and control of telescope affairs; and...
Dates: 1972 - 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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1958 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/922
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with the two Schmidt cameras on the Yapp grating spectrograph. There is correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; the Admiralty; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and R. Atkinson. There are also queries arising from the ordering of equipment and its design, and drawings of mirrors for the Cassegrain collimator, the f3.5 spherical mirror, the f3.5...
Dates: 1958 - 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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1958 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/923
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with Cassegrain grating spectrographs, and including minutes of a meeting and designs for the apparatus. The papers also include correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Bausch and Lomb; H. Butler of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the United States Naval Observatory; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and...
Dates: 1958 - 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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1956 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/925
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with spectrographs and covering several topics, including Fehrenbach prisms for a proposed Schmidt telescope, the Schmidt Camera, the 30-inch telescope Coudé spectrograph and the Isaac Newton Telescope spectrograph. There is correspondence between Hilger and Watts; Chance-Pilkington; Parra-Mantois; the Admiralty; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and...
Dates: 1956 - 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 the Yapp Telescope, 1957 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/927
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope. Much of the material relates to the Cassegrain Spectrograph and the Schmidt Camera. There is correspondence on the design and construction of these items between G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; E.H. Linfoot of Cambridge University; the National Physical Laboratory; and B.E.J. Pagel and Sir Richard Woolley of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The papers also...
Dates: 1957 - 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).

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.