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Astronomy

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

A Jacobo Cassini quaerendum, 1698

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [67]
Scope and Contents Things Gregory wished to discuss with Jacques Cassini, son of Jean Dominique, deviser of the famous curve, in his upcoming trip to England in 1698.
Dates: 1698

Adnotata Phys: a D. Boyleo 1691 et ab Fatio, 1691

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [86]
Scope and Contents Notes on conversations with Boyle and Fatio, including the former's notions on the quantity of motion in bodies rotated about their own axis, and the latter's theory of gravity.
Dates: 1691

Astronomiae manuscript, 3 June 1702

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [85]
Scope and Contents Part of the package shipped off to the printer.
Dates: 3 June 1702

Astronomiae Physicae et Geometricae Elementa, 28 February 1698

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [43]
Scope and Contents Notes from a London meeting with Sir Isaac Newton on a revised plan for the Astronomiae physicae et geometricae elementa, (1702), Gregory's most important work. An erratum lies at the foot of this document, unrelated to it or to any of the other things on the sheet (which have their own entries in Gregory's index): a jotting about refraction, crystals, and cataracts of the eye. This is dated London, 30 May 1708.
Dates: 28 February 1698

Catalogus librorum non videram 1692, 1692

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [44]
Scope and Contents Ersatz title is "Memorandum to Dr Gray to pick up as he finds opportunity these books". They are partial titles, numbering about a dozen, covering subjects as divers as optics, astronomy, and gardening.
Dates: 1692

Celestial observations, 6 May 1696

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [82]
Scope and Contents Tabulations of an evening's heavenly observation. The movement of something in the constellation of Leo appears to be the subject.
Dates: 6 May 1696

Corrigenda to the Astronomiae, 1698-1699

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [56(3)]
Scope and Contents Editorial issues in Gregory's major textbook.
Dates: 1698-1699

De affirmanda parallaxi magni orbis, cogitatum Hugenii, June 1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [15]
Scope and Contents A transcription of Christiaan Huygen's argument that because stars' observed radii are so insensibly small, the diameter of the earth's orbit relative to the stars' position is also insensible, and thus the parallax measurement, which ought to prove or disprove the Copernican layout of the heavens, is useless.
Dates: June 1693

De Heliaco orta Sirii anno ante Christum 2783, a.D. Wills..., 1696

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Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [8]
Scope and Contents This paper, says Gregory himself, is for a Doctor Wills at Oxford, who undertakes to give a solstice long before that adduced by Hyparchus.
Dates: 1696

Descriptio Christalli Heddintomani, c17 May 1697

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [2]
Scope and Contents A note describing the structure and optical properties of a particular form of crystal, possibly that for which Haddington (Scotland) is known. This is dated from Oxford 17 May 1697. It is crowded to the right of the page by a large capital A, over which reads the citation, "La Theorie de la Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux. L'Example de la Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux de Monsr le Chevalier de Tourville". Beneath this is a note of an apparent eclipse of Mercury by the Sun (using Zodiac symbols) on 24 October...
Dates: c17 May 1697