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Astronomical telescopes

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

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Nathy O'Hora Papers, 1913 - 1927, bulk: 1946 - 2014

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 219
Dates: 1913 - 1927; Majority of material found within 1946 - 2014
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Newspaper cuttings, 1888 - 1889

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/264
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Cuttings from various newspapers on various subjects, including new telescopes, comets, annual visitations and telegraphs in Australia.

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

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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
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Note on the Isaac Newton Telescope, 1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/80
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An undated note regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope, concerning usage between July and September 1974 and instrumentation.

Dates: 1974
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Note on the Steavenson Telescope, 1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/79
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A note by B.E.J. Pagel on the 30" Steavenson Telescope

Dates: 1974
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Paper on the Schmidt Telescope, 1975

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/78
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A paper to the Science Research Council's Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time regarding time allocation on the U.K. 48-inch Schmidt Telescope at Siding Spring.

Dates: 1975
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Papers on a solar flare painting, 1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/81
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A letter to Mr Arnison, Science Research Council, from Dennis Greene, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 28 June 1974, regarding the selection of caption for an artist's impression of a solar flare or prominence. There are three notes on the letter relating to Dr Hunter's involvement in this matter, and two accompanying xerox copies of the aforementioned painting, given to Hunter to help him choose a suitable caption.

Dates: 1974
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Papers on A.A.T. meetings, 1972 - 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/8
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meetings:Correspondence and papers regarding the third meeting in Canberra, 21-25 February 1972, including a provisional agenda, minutes of the second meeting, an accident report, and material on various construction and operational matters, the computer and instrumentation.Correspondence regarding the fourth meeting in Canberra, 2-6 October 1972, including an agenda, document lists, material on...
Dates: 1972 - 1973
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Papers on Northumberland's telescope, 1842 - 1846

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/158
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the publication of a paper by Airy on the establishment of the Northumberland telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. There is an essay giving a description of the dome and telescope, and correspondence with engravers, artists and printers for the paper's publication. The correspondence includes letters of thanks for the work from J. Challis, W.H. Miller, W.S. Stratford, G. Bishop, G. Fisher, W.R. Dawes, E. Sabine, Sir F. Beaufort, S.H. Christie, M.J. Johnson,...
Dates: 1842 - 1846
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Papers on optical telescopes, 1961 - 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding small optical telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and overseas:An unsigned written description of the main optical features of the Congo telescope [1972-1973].A photocopy of a talk given by F.J. Hargreaves entitled 'A Description of a Reflecting Telescope with Unusual Features', concerning the 38-inch telescope installed at the R.G.O. [1961].A copy of J.B. Alexander's report on sites for the 30-inch telescope,...
Dates: 1961 - 1973
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Papers on P.I.L.O.T., 1973 - 1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/5
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes (P.I.L.O.T.) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope:A letter from J. Cima of the Science Research Council, London, 1973, enclosing a full description of the proposed 150-inch telescope computer system, with descriptions of displays and Visual Data Unit readouts, as well as a description of the control of the astronomical instrumentation.A letter from the P.I.L.O.T. and the Large...
Dates: 1973 - 1974
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Papers on site testing, 1963 - 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/1
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the testing of suitable sites for astronomical telescopes:A copy of 'Kitt Peak National Observatory Contributions', No. 45, entitled 'First report on the site selection survey for the National Astronomical Observatory', 1963 reprint (originally issued in 1958).A copy of a report in German by V.H. Elsässer of the Max Plank Institut für Astronomie concerning site testing in Spain, 1970.A memorandum by J.B. Alexander entitled 'Possible Site of the...
Dates: 1963 - 1973
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Papers on the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, 1947 - 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/133
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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
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Papers on the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, 1959 - 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/141
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Correspondence and other papers regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes.

Dates: 1959 - 1962
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Papers on the 36-inch Yapp Reflector, 1931 - 1939

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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
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Papers on the 48-inch telescope, 1972 - 1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/13
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the 48-inch Schmidt Telescope at Siding Spring:Correspondence with V.C. Reddish, Edinburgh, 1972, requesting E.M. Burbidge's attendance at a meeting in Canberra, and including a copy of the 48-inch Schmidt Advisory Committee report SCH25, dealing mainly with the choice of wavebands for which corrector plates should be provided.Report by V.C. Reddish entitled 'Southern Sky Surveys: Co-operation with ESO', 1972, with a letter from Reddish to...
Dates: 1972 - 1974
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Papers on the 74-inch telescope, 1947 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/132
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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
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Papers on the A.A.T., 1972 - 1973

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/10
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding general matters relating to the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including observers and their work:Papers for a discussion meeting between the A.A.T. Board and the Australian National Observatory, October 1972, including a copy of the subsequent minutes.A letter from D.N.E. Dunbar of the Australian National University to the Chairman of the A.A.T. Board, 1972, discussing two documents entitled 'Operation and Management of AAT' and 'Draft Specification for...
Dates: 1972 - 1973
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Papers on the A.A.T. Board, 1972 - 1973

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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
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Papers on the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1967 - 1968

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/904
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Correspondence, circulars and press notices regarding the involvement of Sir Richard Woolley in the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, including attendance at the Joint Policy Committee, requests for his advice on the building of the telescope, and the placing of contracts for the construction of certain parts of the telescope and dome.

Dates: 1967 - 1968
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Papers on the Equatorial Group, 1949 - 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/28
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Correspondence, rough drawings and notes relating to the erection of the Equatorial Group of Telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is also a drawing of the aluminising room, 1952.

Dates: 1949 - 1955
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Papers on the Equatorial Group Telescopes, 1955 - 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/926
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Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Equatorial Group Telescopes, concerned principally with the photometry telescope planned for installation in Dome 'C' and discussing the most suitable type of telescope. There are correspondence and memoranda of R.O. Redman of the Cambridge Observatories, B.E.J. Pagel and Sir Richard Woolley; notes and calculations by Pagel; and a graph of results obtained using the Cambridge Schmidt Camera, dated 22-23 May 1955.

Dates: 1955 - 1962
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