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Astronomy

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

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Quarto A, c1680-c1708

 Series — Box Dk.1.2: Series Coll-33/Quarto A; Series Coll-33/Folio B; Series Coll-33/Folio D; Series Coll-33/Folio E
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory in Quarto A consist of: 107 manuscript papers and an index, relating to: theoretical physics, including optics, especially treatises on refraction and colour, on mechanics, specifically on velocity, gravitation, centrifugal and centripetal force, and the movement of solids through fluid, and an occasional thought on magnetic attraction. Applied physics, considering ships,...
Dates: c1680-c1708

Reports by J.S. Hey and others, 1944-1946

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.230
Scope and Contents

Reports by J.S. Hey and others. The material is on meteors and it includes O.R.G. Report 348 [Army Operational Research Group] describing observations October 1944-April 1946.

Dates: 1944-1946

Shelf list, s.d.

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [71]
Scope and Contents

Part of what appears to be a shelf list of some library's holdings in astronomy.

Dates: s.d.

Student notes on natural philosophy taken by George Dalgliesh

 Collection — Box CLX-A-1677
Identifier: Coll-2012
Content Description

This notebook contains lectures on the works of Aristotle, dictated by Thomas Craufurd, Regent of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and taken down by student George Dalgliesh. The lectures cover the third and fourth years of Dalgliesh’s degree, and, besides logic and metaphysics, deal with scientific subjects such as physics, astronomy, and anatomy. The notes are embellished with humorous doodles.

Dates: 1660-1662

Summarium nostra Astronomiae Phys: et Geom:, c1690

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [56(2)]
Scope and Contents

One-page summary of Gregory's major textbook.

Dates: c1690

Table of corrections, c1704

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [065]
Scope and Contents

Corrigenda, probably for the Astronomiae.

Dates: c1704

'The Radar detection of meteor trails', c. 1946

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.222
Scope and Contents

'The Radar detection of meteor trails'. The material consists of a 3 page typescript draft and a copy of the published paper, dated 1946.

Dates: c. 1946

Tractatus Novus de Astronomia by Ramon Llull, 15th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 127
Contents This manuscript contains the text Tractatus Novus de Astronomia by Ramon Llull. Ramon Llull (c. 1232−1316) was an influential and prolific medieval writer, who was interested in many areas of knowledge and wisdom, including literature, philosophy, logic, astronomy, theology, and natural sciences. He wrote in Latin, Catalan, and Arabic, and is considered one of the first and most important writers in Catalan. He is honoured as a martyr by the Franciscan Order...
Dates: 15th century

Varia positiones ... in prob: Pappi, c1703

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [59]
Scope and Contents

Latin and English notes on Pappus, probably in connection with his book project on the ancient geometers.

The third side of this item is unrelated, a copy of an 1707 letter from Gregory, Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton, and others, to Danish astronomer Olav Roemer, concerning the Astronomiae, and accuracy of certain calculations and observations by Flamsteed and Tycho Brahe. The Tycho ms. is probably the 1627 Tabulae Rudolphinae, translated by Kepler.

Dates: c1703

Varied Motions, c1780-c1803

 Item
Identifier: Coll-204/14
Scope and Contents

Volume contains manuscript notes on the geometry of motion, on materials science, and on astronomy; some jotted diagrams and tables attend.

Dates: c1780-c1803