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Astronomy

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 153 Collections and/or Records:

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Observations on a voyage of discovery of the HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1807

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66
Scope and Contents

Astronomical observations, calculations, etc., made during voyages of discovery.

Dates: 1801 - 1807
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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Observations on HMS Adventure, 1772 - 1774

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57
Scope and Contents

Observations made on board HMS Adventure during her passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.

Dates: 1772 - 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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Observations on HMS Resolution, 1772 - 1775

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/59
Scope and Contents

Observations made on board HMS Resolution during her passage to the South Seas on the expedition led by Captain James Cook.

Dates: 1772 - 1775
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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Observations on voyages of discovery, 1763 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/67
Scope and Contents

Astronomical observations and calculations made during voyages of discovery, including the voyages of the Glatton, 1763-1764; the Providence, 1794-1797; the Thetis, 1794-1797; the Pallas, 1805; and on Captain Cook’s third voyage.

Dates: 1763 - 1805
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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Papers of Alexander Boksenberg, 1981 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 176
Scope and Contents

Records created by Alexander Boksenberg while Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1981-1996.

The collection is currently uncatalogued. A partial boxlist is available on application to the RGO archivist.

Dates: 1981 - 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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Papers of Frank McClean

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10348
Scope and Contents Letters, photographs and notebooks of Frank McClean and family. Comprises: student notebook, University of Glasgow, on William Thomson's [Lord Kelvin's] classes in Natural Philosophy, 1854-5; student notebook, Trinity College, Cambridge; letters from Frank McClean to his father, John Robinson McClean, and to his son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; letters from Ellen McClean to her son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; pocket diaries; correspondence from...
Dates: 1847 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: 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 of John Franklin-Adams, 1897 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 75
Scope and Contents

Two journals by Franklin-Adams recording his astronomical work from 1897, when he first established an observatory at his house, until 1909, thus covering his time spent mapping the southern heavens at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope (1902-1904).

Dates: 1897 - 1909
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 of 'The Observatory' magazine, 1922 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 84
Scope and Contents The collection comprises an incomplete archive of the business papers of ‘The Observatory’ from 1922 to 1983 (mostly covering 1939-1975). The papers are arranged in four series: financial records, general correspondence and business files, reprints files, and miscellaneous print material. The bulk of the collection consists of editorial correspondence with contributing authors, mainly concerning submissions for publication (RGO 83/2) and reprints (RGO 83/3). Some files include...
Dates: 1922 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: The provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 apply to many of these records.
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Papers on astronomy, 1769 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/52
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding general astronomy, pure mathematics and science in general.

Dates: 1769 - 1830
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 detection of gravitational waves., 2015 - 2018

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 110
Scope and Contents

Published papers with manuscript annotations.

Dates: 2015 - 2018
Conditions Governing Access: Closed until 14 September 2025.
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Papers on instruments and publications, 1784 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/14
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...
Dates: 1784 - 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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Papers on payments for Board work, 1766 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/17
Scope and Contents

Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board.

Dates: 1766 - 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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Papers on payments for Board work, 1770 - 1823

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/18
Scope and Contents

Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.

Dates: 1770 - 1823
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 'Nautical Almanac' and errata in works of the Board of Longitude, 1793 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/22
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...
Dates: 1793 - 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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Papers regarding inventions and improvements of various astronomical and nautical instruments, 1789 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/30
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...
Dates: 1789 - 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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Papers regarding the invention and improvement of various astronomical and nautical instruments, 1782 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/29
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...
Dates: 1782 - 1826
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 relating to Joseph Needham's contribution to 'Cosmic Perspectives' edited by Prof. C. V. Vishveshwara et. al., 1974 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/78
Scope and Contents

Joseph Needham allowed his paper 'Astronomy in ancient and medieval China' ('Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', 1974) to be reproduced in the book.

Dates: 1974 - 1987
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Petitions and memorials, 1782 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/11
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1782 - 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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Petitions and memorials, 1765 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/12
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous petitions and memorials making requests of the Board of Longitude.

Dates: 1765 - 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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Phaenomena, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.9: 45-50
Scope and Contents

Descriptions of 15 astronomical phenomena.

Dates: c 1665-c 1727
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 Fonds

Philip Homer Page: Clock and Indicator papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5747
Scope and Contents Diagrams of a clock and indicator invented by P.H. Page, partly in his hand, and partly in typescript, with an accompanying letter from C.T. Wood to C.E. Sayle, 20 January 1908; Page, 'Observations and Criticism on Bonnycastle's Astronomy'; a letter from Page to F.J.H. Jenkinson, 18 January 1908; a letter from the Page to H.G. Aldis, 13 November 1913; Page, 'Clock and Indicator'; a letter from H. Montagu Butler to F.J.H. Jenkinson, 27 March 1907; a letter from Page to H. Montagu Butler, 12...
Dates: 1907-1913
Conditions Governing Access: 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
Scope and Contents

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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Presentation at the London Planetarium for a delegation from Academia Sinica, Peking, China, 19 October 1961, 1960 - 1979-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/75
Scope and Contents

The presentation was a joint lecture between Joseph Needham and Leonard Clarke, Senior Narrator of The London Planetarium.

Dates: 1960 - 1979-02-06
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Press cuttings, circa 1960s-1970s, 1960 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 190/4
Scope and Contents

Includes cuttings on the discovery of quasars and pulsars, the launch of Apollo 16 (1972), the possibility of a future Mars landing and of life on Mars, and the health impact for astronauts landing on the Moon.

Dates: 1960 - 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).