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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:

Manuscript book entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae'

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1926
Scope and Contents Manuscript volume entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae' by an unknown author. A substantial part appears to have been copied from William Henry Smyth's work Cycle of Celestial Objects. The volume contains:- Descriptions of the positions of stars, constellations, and celestial bodies (Auqarius, Andromeda, Antinous, Auroga etc.) during various nights in 1868 and 1869, not in chronological order (pp. 1-34).- An 'index of to map of the...
Dates: 1868-1869

Material relating to William Baird, being 'Some principles of Arithmetique'

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1236
Scope and Contents The manuscript forming the collection looks at Some principles of arithmetique containing all the parts thereof and the severall ways of working. The manuscript includes three parts: mathematics, law and astronomy. The notes and the exlibris inscription suggest that this volume, which is bound in contemporary calf, was the work of William Baird of Dysart - 'Ex libris Gulielmi Baird'. The first part, titled 'Some principles of arithmetique...
Dates: 1676

Minute Book No II, 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842

 Item — Volume MS 2917.2: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/2
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. These include: details of membership including those which attended each meeting and the financial affairs of the Society. Annual reports for 1840 and 1841 are included and summarise the society's activities and finances for the year. Lists of names and addresses of all members are included. Geological questions discussed and conclusions reached are minuted. 4 meetings were spent discussing "Is the glacier theory of Agassiz applicable to the...
Dates: 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842

Minute Book No III, 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850

 Item — Volume MS 2917.3: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/3
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members, those who attended each meeting and deaths. Newspaper obituaries for George Sanderson and Hugh Smith are pasted into the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and a newspaper clipping with the annual report for 1847 included. Details of the development of the society library are minuted. Abstracts of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant...
Dates: 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850

Minute Book No IV, 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857

 Item — Volume MS 2917.4: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/4
Scope and Contents 2 notebooks pasted together containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members and those who attended each meeting. A list of names and address for members in 1858 is pasted into the back of the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and the annual report for 1850 is pasted into the front of the book. The reading of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant discussions, although many abstracts have been...
Dates: 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857

Motuum cometarum omnium hactenus observatorum, c1700

 Item
Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [14(2)]
Scope and Contents Tabulation of all known cometary appearances to 1698, for use in the Elementa Astronomica, book five.
Dates: c1700

Mr Whistons mistakes in his new theory, 3 April 1698

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [45]
Scope and Contents A short critique of William Whiston's A New Theory of the Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of all Things, (1696) , intended to damn Cartesian astronomy and advance corollaries to Newtonian thought instead. He affirmed the truth of the flood narrative in Genesis, ascribing the deluge to the impact of a comet. Whiston had been converted to Newtonianism by a paper of David Gregory. At the foot of this document is an unrelated note, dated 6 Sept. 1708, to the...
Dates: 3 April 1698

MS 126: Kalendar and Astronomical Tables, late 15th century [1482?]

 Item
Identifier: MS 126
Contents This manuscript was created in Scotland in the late 15th century, possibly around 1482 as that is the date of the Kalendar. The Kalendar is Cistercian, and the manuscript belonged to the Cistercian Priory of Coupar-Angus. After the Kalendar, which provides the important dates in the liturgical year, there are many charts and diagrams related to astrology.The contents are as follows:f. 1r: A Poem by Saint Bernard. It is titled In capite...
Dates: late 15th century [1482?]

MS 127: 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 and...
Dates: 15th century

MS 128: 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