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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:

Jac: Gregorii Oratio &c in Comitiis publ: Acad Andreanae 1690, 1690

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [194]
Scope and Contents Oration, or part of one, on Cartesian, Ptolemaic, and Tychonian cosmology. The James in this case must refer to David's brother.
Dates: 1690

Jo: Casswelli Observatio..., 1697

 Item
Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [14(1)]
Scope and Contents A diagram of Mercury's passage near the sun on 23 October 1697, desribed by Dr Wallis and one Jo: Caswell.
Dates: 1697

Kalendar and astronomical tables, 1482

 Bound volume
Identifier: MS 126
Scope and Contents This volume contains calendars and astronomicsal tables. It is written in fair script by more than one hand. There are mnany diagrams and one pen drawing (16th century). The whole is heavily rubricated.
Dates: 1482

Lecture Notes of John Robison

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-204
Scope and Contents Lecture notes from the time when Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The notes embrace the sciences of mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy and optics, together with electricity and magnetism.

It is assumed that these are Robison's own notes but this has not been verified.
Dates: c1779-c1801

Lectures by David Gregory

 Fonds — Volume Dc.6.12
Identifier: Coll-1608
Scope and Contents Volume consists of teaching material originally produced by David Gregory, here transcribed with numerous drawings by Francis Pringle in Oxford in 1694-1695 and George Wood in St Andrews 1705. The volume's index is in Gregory's hand. The lectures, all by Gregory, are the Institutiones Astronomiae, the Oxford address on professional education he called De Ratione Studii Mathematici Consilium, the Lectiones Opticae, Trigonometria Planorum Angulorum, Geometria Practica, Geometriae de Motu, and the...
Dates: c1694-c1705

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 4, 1785

 Item
Identifier: Coll1371/4
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.
Dates: 1785

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 5, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/5
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.
Dates: 1785

Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose, c1845

 Item
Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.7
Scope and Contents Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose regarding articles written by the former, the most recent relating to limestone and he promises to send Rose samples. He remarks on astronomical geologists and their view of religion, specifically creation.
Dates: c1845

Letter from Thomas Dick to a young reader

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1300
Scope and Contents The letter (autograph letter signed) is from Thomas Dick to a young reader of his books. It is dated 1 December 1848 and was written in Broughty Ferry (near Dundee). He writes that he he is ' gratified to find that my writings have afforded you entertainment and instruction'. The letter congratulates him on pursuing his studies and mentions that he has just had two books published by the Religious Tract Society - The solar system and The atmosphere...
Dates: 1848

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll, 18 May 1865

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Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 585
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll referring to several works by Duperry, Nichol and A Keitz Johnston and discussing Superior and Subordinate Maxima. He asks Lyell to pass on any information he receives from the Astronomer Royal, 18 May 1865.
Dates: 18 May 1865