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Astronomy

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

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1926 eclipse, Sumatra, 1893 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 169/3
Scope and Contents Files relating to the British Expedition to observe the Total Solar Eclipse of 14 Jan. at Benkoelen, Sumatra. The British Expedition party included Col. Frederick John M. Stratton, C. Davidson and Mr Barton. The eclipse was of particular astronomical interest because of its relatively long duration, 3-4 minutes, and because the sun was almost at its maximum sunspot period. In addition to the British party, three American parties were sent from Swarthmore College, the United States Naval...
Dates: 1893 - 1932
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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Accounts of the Board of Longitude, 1782 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/2
Scope and Contents Includes information regarding salaries of members and imprest monies, financial reports and correspondence with the Admiralty.
Dates: 1782 - 1829
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

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 project...
Dates: 1947 - 1983
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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Astronomical observations made during Captain Cook's last voyage., 1776 - 1780

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/61
Scope and Contents Observations from Captain Cook's last voyage.
Dates: 1776 - 1780
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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Audio-Visual Records, 1947 - 2014

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86
Scope and Contents The collection includes four sets of oral history recordings: interviews with staff involved in site testing for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Project, conducted by Jim Olsen (1971-1976) and Keith Tritton (1985-1986); interviews by Dr S.R.C. Malin of the National Maritime Museum with RGO astronomers (1983-1986); and the interviews by the Laurie Project (1986-1987) with RGO staff members recounting their memories of the Observatory. The remainder of the collection comprises audio-visual...
Dates: 1947 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: Please note that Cambridge University Library Manuscripts Department would need to make special arrangements for audio-visual viewing or listening so advance notice is essential. Our email address is mss@cam.ac.uk. The following classes of material are awaiting digitisation and are not currently accessible: MS.RGO.86/5, MS.RGO.86/6/1/1, MS.RGO.86/6/1/2, MS.RGO.86/6/1/6, MS.RGO.86/6/1/13, MS.RGO.86/6/2/1, MS.RGO.86/6/2/2, and MS.RGO.86/7. Item MS.RGO.86/4/13 is restricted.
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Book on nautical astronomy, 1774

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/288
Scope and Contents A book concerning nautical astronomy, including finding longitude at sea by means of the Moon's distance from the fixed stars, illustrated by examples from 1774. The items include the astronomical observations of Willem Barents, 1596-1597; a comparative table of thermometer scales; and a list of flora.
Dates: 1774
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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Captain Cook's journal of voyage to the South Seas, 1776

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/60
Scope and Contents Captain Cook's journal of his voyage to the South Seas, including observations of variation of the compass and observations for chronometer rates.
Dates: 1776
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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Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC), La Palma: publications, 1984 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 189
Scope and Contents This series comprises publications of meteorological data and of catalogues of observations of the stars and planets obtained with the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC). The publications were produced by the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada en San Fernando, Copenhagen University Observatory and Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, and latterly, solely by ROA.
Dates: 1984 - 2005
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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Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle, La Palma: meteorological data, 1984 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 189/1
Scope and Contents A series of booklets containing measurements of the meteorological conditions, astronomical seeing and atmospheric extinction made at the site of the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle (CAMC) in the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma, Islas Canarias.
Dates: 1984 - 1996
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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Carlsberg Meridian Catalogues, La Palma: observations of stars and planets, 1985 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 189/2
Scope and Contents A set of catalogues of observations of positions of stars and planets, obtained with the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle on La Palma.
Dates: 1985 - 2005
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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Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes; the...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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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Confirmed minutes, 1823 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/8
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, experiments to discover the longitude of Falmouth; instruments required by Fearon Fallows at the Cape of Good Hope; Sir Humphrey Davy's suggestion of publishing a catalogue of double stars by John Herschel and Sir James South; Johann Tiarks's trip to Heligoland to discover the longitude of the island and its relative position to both the coast of Germany and Greenwich; the purchase of a 14-foot reflecting telescope for the...
Dates: 1823 - 1829
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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Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope: ledgers, 1911 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 158
Scope and Contents The observation ledgers collected in this class represent observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1911 to 1936. The Cookson Floating Zenith Telescope was manufactured to the design of Bryan Cookson (1874-1909) at the celebrated makers the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company and T. Cooke & Sons of York where the object glass and some of the iron-work was produced (the records of both these companies are retained in the collections of the Department of...
Dates: 1911 - 1936
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 and papers regarding irrational astronomical theories, 1785 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/53
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1785 - 1827
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 and related papers regarding observations made on voyages of discovery, 1787 - 1824

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68
Scope and Contents Correspondence on observations.
Dates: 1787 - 1824
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 astronomical and nautical tables, 1770 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/46
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding various astronomical and nautical tables.
Dates: 1770 - 1828
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 finding latitude, 1787 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/41
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding methods for establishing latitude.
Dates: 1787 - 1828
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 perpetual motion and the quadrature of the circle, 1787 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/54
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1787 - 1828
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 schemes and inventions, 1785 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.
Dates: 1785 - 1829
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 regarding impracticable schemes for establishing longitude, 1783 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1783 - 1828
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 regarding impracticable schemes for establishing longitude, 1782 - 1827

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1782 - 1827
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 regarding methods and instruments used to establish longitude and the use of chronometers at sea, 1783 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/38
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1783 - 1828
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 regarding methods of establishing longitude by Jupiter's satellites, the planets and fixed stars, 1783 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/36
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1783 - 1828
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 regarding methods of establishing longitude by Jupiter's satellites, the planets and fixed stars, 1803 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1803 - 1828
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 regarding methods of establishing longitude by lunar distances, 1783 - 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/32
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1783 - 1825
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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