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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:

Celestial observations, 6 May 1696

 Item
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

Colin Campbell Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-38
Scope and Contents The Colin Campbell Collection contains Gaelic verse, mainly songs; sermon notes and scripture expositions, the earliest being 1703; manuscript treatises; Colin Campbell correspondence, the earliest being 1664; miscellaneous manuscripts including domestic accounts, medical papers, minutes etc; notebooks, accounts, letters and scraps of Patrick Campbell of Achnaba; letters from mathematicians to Colin Campbell, and mathematical papers; a body of accounts, the earliest being 1553; a body of...
Dates: 1553-1836

Commentary on 'De Sphaera'

 Fonds — Volume Dk.7.29
Identifier: Coll-1947
Scope and Contents

Volume entitled Buchananus De Sphaera: George Buchanan, with commentary by Adam King, covering key aspects of mathematical, natural philosophical, and astronomical knowledge from antiquity to the early modern period, from the Christian West and the Islamicate and pre-Islamic East, and from Copernicus to Galileo and Kepler. Bound with this is a second manuscript containing poetry by King.

Dates: c1616

Composite manuscript including two texts, 14th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 128
Contents

Contains two texts, in two different hands.


ff. 1-11v: 'De sphaera mundi' by Johannes de Sacrobosco


ff. 12r-16: 'De Substantia orbis' [incomplete] by Averroes



Writing

Fairly written by two hands, with diagrams, but initials have not been inserted.

Dates: 14th century

Correspondence and reports from J.S. Hey to Edward Appleton, 1946-1947

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.229
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and reports from J.S. Hey to Edward Appleton, dated 1946-1947. The material is mainly on the Giacobinid Shower [a meteor shower, now known as the October Draconids], and including photographs, and O.R.G. Report 342 [Army Operational Research Group].

Dates: 1946-1947

Correspondence between an astronomer, David Little of Granton, Edinburgh, and the instrument maker William Horn, of Allan Park, Stirling, and correspondence between Horn and instrument makers Thomas Morton of Kilmarnock, and T. Cooke & Sons, York

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1555, Folder: SC-Acc-2016-0164
Identifier: Coll-1784
Scope and Contents

The collection of letters is divided into a group dating from 1850 which includes receipts, costs and correspondence between William Horn and David Little, Granton, Edinburgh.


Another group of in the collection is correspondence between William Horn and Morton and Cooke.


There is also a sketch of a comet drawn in 1838 (Encke's Comet).

Dates: Majority of material found within 1850-1870

Correspondence between the British Broadcasting Corporation and Edward Appleton, 1946-1947

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.227
Scope and Contents

The material consists of correspondence between the British Broadcasting Corporation and Edward Appleton, dated 1946-1947, during the period of the Giacobinids meteor showers [now known as the October Draconids]. It includes graphs.

Dates: 1946-1947

Correspondence from A.C.B. Lovell to Edward Appleton, 1947-1948

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.232
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from A.C.B. Lovell to Edward Appleton, dated 1947-1948. The material includes reports on research by Lovell's team at Manchester, and a note by Lovell on the importance of studying meteor trails in the southern hemisphere.

Dates: 1947-1948

Correspondence from C. Hoffmeister and H. Spencer Jones to Edward Appleton, 1948 and 1945

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.231
Scope and Contents

The material consists of correspondence from C. Hoffmeister to Edward Appleton, dated 1948 and from H. Spencer Jones to Edward Appleton, dated 1945. The correspondence from Spencer Jones is possibly the 'the Astronomer Royal's letter' mentioned in Coll-37/C.226.

Dates: 1948 and 1945

Correspondence from C. Macleroy to Edward Appleton, 1947

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.233
Scope and Contents

The material consists of correspondence from C. Macleroy to Edward Appleton, dated 1947. Macleroy was an amateur astronomer.

Dates: 1947