Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
Three bound volumes of printed forms (Royal Observatory, Greenwich Form 93) containing handwritten computations of star corrections applicable to Mean R.A. and N.P.D., by Stone's tables.
Each form provides the following information: day and hour, star's name, R.A./Dec., data for proper motion, sum and number calculations, correction for P.M., and star corrections (mean place and appt. place for day), ending with the initials of the computer and/or examiner.
First day cover from the British Astronomical Association with Halley’s Comet 17p stamp affixed, 1986-02-18
Envelope with printed images of Halley, a satellite and the comet as depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and in art, with the 17p Halley’s Comet stamp affixed. Postmarked by the London Planetarium and by British Airways. Also an information sheet (originally enclosed in the envelope).
Envelope with a printed image of Edmond Halley and the Comet, marked ‘The London Planetarium welcomes the return of Halley’s Comet’. The Halley 17p stamp is affixed, postmarked by the London Planetarium.
First day cover from the Royal Greenwich Observatory with all four Halley’s Comet stamps affixed, 1986-02-18
Envelope marked ‘The Return of Halley’s Comet / Official Cover, Old Royal Observatory Greenwich’, printed with an image of the comet and a satellite. Four Halley’s Comet stamps are affixed, postmarked by the O.R.O. Greenwich, ‘Many Happy returns to Halley’. Also an information sheet on the comet (originally enclosed in the envelope).
Observations, notes and drafts, with related correspondence.
The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Illustrations, photographs and posters relating to Halley's Comet.
First day cover envelope issued by the International Astronomical Union, New Delhi, decorated with a sun and moon and bearing a 100-rupee stamp showing Halley’s Comet.
Correspondence and newspaper cuttings regarding a falling meteor of 23 November 1877, including drawings of the flight and subsequent explosion of the meteor that night at approximately 8 hours 24 minutes Greenwich Mean Time. There is also an account of another exploding meteor viewed that evening from Whitney, Oxford, at 7 hours 35 minutes.
The volume is divided into sections comprised chiefly of correspondence between Airy and British and international astronomers on the minor planets. It includes demands for ephemerides for the minor planets, the possibility of planets between Mercury and the Sun, observations and announcements on the discovery of asteroids, and material on comets sighted during this period. There is also an article on the cost of crime in England and Wales for 1858.
Circulars and letters on the observations of various minor planets, some newly discovered, and extensive works on comets, correspondence relating to comets and newspaper articles. There is a print drawing and description of Donati's comet; a letter from J.F. Encke on his comet; an article from 'The London Review', 13 July 1861, on the Great Comet of 1861; a listing of comets; and a piece on minerals in England. There is also a letter sent anonymously to 'Professor Faraday'.
Circulars and a few letters on the observations of various minor planets, some newly discovered. The volume also contains many pieces on comets, chiefly ephemerides, but also descriptions and letters on cometary matters, such as 'The Second Comet of 1862'. There are sections on Brorsen, Encke, Klinkerfues and D'Arrest's comets.