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Astronomy

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 137 Collections and/or 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.
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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).
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Printers' and publishers' accounts, 1767 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/15
Scope and Contents

The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with related papers.

Dates: 1767 - 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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Printers' and publishers' accounts, 1782 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/16
Scope and Contents

The accounts of printers and publishers for Board of Longitude publications, with miscellaneous accounts.

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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Records of Cambridge University Astronomical Society, 2008 - 2011

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.111
Scope and Contents

Comprise: agenda for committee meeting on Oct. 2010; minutes of committee meetings, Apr. 2008 and May 2011; Chairman's annual report, Apr. 2011; print-out of Chairman's e-mail communications to the membership, 2010-11; calendars of society events, 2009-10, 2010-11; almanac, 2009-10; observing guide, 2009; posters advertising talks, 2009-11; dinner menu, Mar. 2011; design for society T-shirt and sweatshirt, n.d.

Dates: 2008 - 2011
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Reduction of the astronomical observations made during the voyage of HMS Investigator, 1801 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/65
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: 1801 - 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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Revd. Arthur Ashley Sykes, letters and tables on eclipses from Gabriel Morris

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10237
Scope and Contents

A series of four letters, including some calculation tables, written by Gabriel Morris to the Revd. Arthur Ashley Sykes (1684?-1756), discussing the extent of various eclipses, with mention of Edmund Halley.

Dates: Sep. 1732-Oct. 1732
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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RGO and Aston University Hewitt Camera Project: papers, 1978 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 98
Scope and Contents In 1975 the Science Research Council approved proposals from the Universities of Aston and Leicester for a new UK programme of optical tracking of satellites for geodetic analysis. The Hewitt Camera near Evesham (later referred to as 'the Malvern site') was initially manned by the Ordnance Survey and the SRC proposed that a second observing team from the University of Aston would also participate in the tracking. The Ordnance Survey, however, stopped using the Malvern Hewitt Camera in 1976...
Dates: 1978 - 1986
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
Scope and Contents

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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Royal Observatory and RGO Solar Eclipse expedition records, 1896 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 169
Scope and Contents A set of files relating to British expeditions to observe solar eclipses. The record is incomplete and mainly consists of notebooks and correspondence re equipment and supplies. Included are notebooks listing photographic plates for the solar eclipses of 1900, 1901, 1905, 1912 and 1914 [RGO 169/1], notebooks listing equipment for the 1905 and 1932 eclipses [RGO 169/2 and 5], and correspondence regarding preparations for the UK-based observation of the 1927 eclipse [RGO 169/4]. The 1940...
Dates: 1896 - 1954
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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Scheme of Observations Recommended to a Traveller, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.10: 51-52
Scope and Contents

Under the subject headings: astronomy, geography, navigation, mechanics and minerology.

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.
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