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Astronomy

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 137 Collections and/or Records:

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Sir George Augustus William Shuckburgh-Evelyn: Astronomical Observations

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4523-4534
Dates: 1774-1797
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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St John's College, Cambridge: Observatory Notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6229
Scope and Contents

Notes of observations made in the observatory of St John's College, Cambridge, compiled by a member of the college, probably Thomas Catton.

Dates: 1823
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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Sunspot drawings of H.S. Schwabe, 1869 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 58
Scope and Contents RGO 58 contains copies of drawings by H.S. Schwabe showing the location and grouping of sunspots during 5 November 1825 to 29 December 1867. The copies were made at the Kew Observatory, February- April 1880. They were traced by several different people and indexed and checked by H. McLaughlin and the Superintendent, G.M. Whipple. Each volume includes notes recording poor weather conditions, days when observations were not made and other information. There are also tables summarising the...
Dates: 1869 - 1880
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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Testamonial to David Gregory for the position of Astronomy Professor at Oxford, 27 July 1691

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.5: 16
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers either in Newton's hand or concerning his life and work. Subjects covered include the Royal Society, education, cosmography, mechanics, mathematics, astronomy and shipbuilding.

Dates: 27 July 1691
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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The Papers of Jack Ratcliffe

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RACL
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to physics, including articles, lectures, research notes and correspondence.
With biographical material, 1987-9.

Dates: 1920 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Professor Antony Hewish

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HWSH
Scope and Contents

Comprising pulsar discovery charts; lecture notes, laboratory notebooks and logbooks, and correspondence and memorabilia, mainly about the award of the Nobel Prize.

Dates: 1949 - 2013
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Hermann Bondi

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BOND
Scope and Contents The papers include: material relating to Bondi's Mastership of Churchill College; personal material; some correspondence on scientific matters; texts and other papers from Bondi's lectures, speeches and seminars; papers relating to Bondi's position as Chief Scientist for the Department of Energy; publications by Bondi and others; research papers on topics including the Thames Barrage/London Flood Barrier, British Rail, and the Severn Barrage; papers relating to Bondi's membership of various...
Dates: 1923 - 2007
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open, with some restrictions, for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Martin Ryle

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RYLE
Scope and Contents The scientific papers and correspondence relate to Ryle's work both as an individual and his international interests. The material includes: papers on Ryle's wartime work for the Telecommunications Research Establishment; material from the Radio Astronomy Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, particularly on the development of Cambridge Radio Observatories; research notes and papers; papers relating to Ryle's anti-nuclear activism and interest in alternative forms of energy; publications and...
Dates: 1924 - 1998
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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'The Seattle Korean (?) Planisphere', 1974 - 1984-10-13

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/77
Scope and Contents

The documents relate to Joseph Needham's purchase of a 'Chinese-style planisphere manuscript written in colour on silk' from the Wolbert family of Bellingham near Seattle, U.S.A.

Dates: 1974 - 1984-10-13
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"The sublime and the beautiful: images from deep space" chosen by Alex Boksenberg and arranged by Paul Richens, 2000-01 - 2000-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CCAC/102/11/2/16
Scope and Contents

Includes: information about sales of prints; publicity material including information about the Hubble telescope and images; postcards.

Dates: 2000-01 - 2000-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Hanging Committee papers are open.
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Two Chapters on Cosmography, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.5: 21-22
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers either in Newton's hand or concerning his life and work. Subjects covered include the Royal Society, education, cosmography, mechanics, mathematics, astronomy and shipbuilding.

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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Volume of photographs re the Labrador Eclipse Expedition of 1905, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 205/2/5b
Scope and Contents Frontispiece . Eclipse Expedition ParticipantsPage 2: Photo 1. View of Dominion Observatory with inset portrait of J.S. Plaskett.Page 3: Photo 2. ‘Quebec’. View of city from across river. Credited photographer: Near.Page 3: Photo 3. ‘Before Leaving’. Informal group photo on deck aboard ship. Credited photographer: Marsh.Page 4: Photo 4. ‘Leaving the "King"’. Informal group photo on deck aboard ship. Credited photographer: Near.Page 4: Photo 5. ‘On the way home’....
Dates: 1905
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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