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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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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, 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/924
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Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope, including drawings of mirrors for the collimator, with a note by P.E.J. Pagel and Sir Richard Woolley.

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 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).
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Photographic Zenith Tube: Records, c.1940s-1980s

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 103
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The PZT papers include: five boxes of Dudley S. Perfect and PZT papers; two observer's notebooks (1982-1983); three fault repair notebooks (c.1973-1983); a PZT 'phase slips and clock repair book' (1975); and PZT plate records.

Dates: c.1940s-1980s
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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Report of the Large Telescope Users' Panel meeting, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/58
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Report of the fourteenth meeting of the Large Telescope Users' Panel on 9 April 1973, regarding instrumentation, applications for I.N.T. (Isaac Newton Telescope) time, applications for 74-inch time and applications for time on South African Astronomical Observatory telescopes, with tables on nights allocated on the I.N.T. and 74-inch telescope.

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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Review of the Schmidt Telescope Unit, 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 12/64
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A copy of the Annual Review of the U.K. Schmidt Telescope Unit prepared by Dr R.D. Cannon, presented for comment to the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time of the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board, Science Research Council.

Dates: 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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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
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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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