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Astronomy

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

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Eclipses and latitude, 1698-1700

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [069a]
Scope and Contents Published resources for the Astronomiae.
Dates: 1698-1700

Elementa Astronomiae, conscribenda a D.G. et al., 23 April 1697

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [60]
Scope and Contents The basic planning document for David Gregory's major work, composed probably in conference, at eleven thirty in the morning, 23 April, 1697, with the collaborators' initials at the top.
Dates: 23 April 1697

Errata, 1704

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [055]
Scope and Contents List of locations, apparently within the Astronomiae, where editorial changes are due.
Dates: 1704

Explanation of Phenomena, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/38
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes in English and Latin on various known astronomical phenomena.
Dates: c1780-c1803

Folio B, c1669-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/Folio B
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: Most of the scientific content of Folio B comes from early in Gregory's career. It includes an index of later letters of John Collins (1625-1683) to James Gregorie (1638-1675), a number of Edinburgh lectures in geometry, mechanics, and optics, and some tables and manuscript pieces of 'Elementa Catoptricae et Dioptricae', the 'Institutes of Astronomy', and the 'Elementa...
Dates: c1669-c1708

Folio C, c1680-c1708

 Series — Volume Dc.1.61: Series Coll-33/Folio C
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: These are mostly handwritten items, bound together as a volume, though with some loose insertions of manuscripts which had strayed, some of them with modern annotations concerning their provenance. Their scope and content is as David Gregory indexed them, save for the missing items, which consist of two dozen papers and letters on general physics and maths, and several...
Dates: c1680-c1708

Halleii methodus determinanti Aphectis Excentr: planete, 1676

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Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [10]
Scope and Contents A transcription of a 1667 article in the Transactions, in which Halley shows how to find a planet in its elliptical orbit.
Dates: 1676

Hydraulics, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/26
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on hydraulics. Numerous diagrams append, including an enormous one of a fourteen-foot water wheel.
Dates: c1780-c1803

Index Chartarum in M.S. C. in folio, 1700

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [index]
Scope and Contents An index, in Gregory's hand, to the material he designated as Folio C.
Dates: 1700

Institutionum Astronomicorum Liber 1 et 2, 1685

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Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [7]
Scope and Contents Extract of Gregory's Edinburgh course in astronomy, with 10 drawn diagrams.
Dates: 1685