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Astronomical telescopes

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

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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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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...
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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Paper on the Schmidt Telescope, 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/78
Scope and Contents

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
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 a solar flare painting, 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/81
Scope and Contents

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
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 A.A.T. meetings, 1972 - 1973

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
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 Northumberland's telescope, 1842 - 1846

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
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 optical telescopes, 1961 - 1973

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
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 P.I.L.O.T., 1973 - 1974

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
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 site testing, 1963 - 1973

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
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 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes, 1959 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/141
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers regarding the 26-inch and 28-inch telescopes.

Dates: 1959 - 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 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 48-inch telescope, 1972 - 1974

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
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., 1972 - 1973

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
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 Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1967 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/904
Scope and Contents

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
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 Equatorial Group, 1949 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/28
Scope and Contents

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
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 Equatorial Group Telescopes, 1955 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/926
Scope and Contents

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
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 I.N.T. Users Group, 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 11/4
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope Users Group, comprising a circular letter from E.M. Burbidge to interested parties asking if an informal group would be of interest to them; replies to Mrs Burbidge, most of which are in favour of her suggestion; agenda and invitations to the meetings of 24 January 1973, 3 October 1973 and 6 November 1974; reports of meetings of the informal group; a list of Isaac Newton Telescope users; and copies of domestic instructions to...
Dates: 1972
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 Large Telescope Users' Panel, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/59
Scope and Contents

A letter from K. Tweedie, Science Research Council, to Dr Hunter, 2 April 1973, requesting copies of the Large Telescope Users' Panel report presented in May 1972, as well as grant/telescope time applications. He encloses tables of allocations of time on the Isaac Newton Telescope and 74-inch telescope during 1971-1972; the report of the eleventh meeting of the L.T.U.P on 17 March 1972, with an appendix; and the appendix to the Panel's report on the tenth meeting, 16 November 1971.

Dates: 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 Schmidt Telescope, 1958 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/145
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers regarding the Schmidt Telescope.

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 36-inch Telescope., 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/143
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers regarding the Yapp 36-inch Telescope.

Dates: 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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Papers on the Yapp Spectrograph, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/928
Scope and Contents

Two drawings by A. Morris of the proposed mounting for the image intensifier for the Yapp Spectrograph.

Dates: 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, 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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