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Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 129
Contents This 15th century manuscript is a copy of an astronomical text known as the Theorica Planetarum, which was incredibly popular in the medieval period, and survives in over 200 manuscript copies. There has been much debate on the authorship of this text, and it has been attributed to Robert Grosseteste, and also Gerard of Cremona. However, it seems most likely that this text, of which MS 128 is a copy, is the work of an anonymous teacher of astronomy from about...
Dates: 15th century
Identifier: MS 130
Scope and Contents Collection of astronomical texts in German.Kalendar: starts on f. 1v. It contains lunary and planetary tables combined. Saint particulalrly linked with Germany appear in the Kalendar: 6 January – The Three Kings (Cologne); 7 January – Saint Valentine Bishop (Passau and Apostle of Rhoetia); 15 June – Saint Vitus Martyr; 13 October –: Saint Kolman Martyr.Küngsperger: starts on f. 13v. A series of tables, one for each of the twelve months....
Dates: 15th century
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E 
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [62(2)]
Scope and Contents This small page appears to go with item 61(2), Newton's refraction table. 1702 was the year that the Astronomiae came out, by which time Gregory was also well under way with his ancient geometers project.
Dates: November 1702
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A 
Scope and Contents Note about Calum Paton/Beaton Calum mac Dhonill ic Iain, Skye, who could 'tell the hour to a minute by the moon stars and the sun - could also tell the state of the tides without seeing the shore'. Text has been scored through as if copied elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Notes about the fir-chlis [aurora borealis or northern lights] describing them as 'ard an[na] an speur & luasgainach is a cosla storm & cosal socair ciuine'; noting that they are not seen 'but in light moon light' and, in a marginal note, relating the ominous nature of blood red aurora.
Dates: February 1874
Scope and Contents Notes and sayings connected to decision-making possibly collected from a Mrs MacDonald [identity and location unspecified] or inspired by a conversation with her recorded as, 'Mrs MacDon[ald] said the caus[es] were mom[ents] of folly. I doubt if were not re[a]s[on] as g[rea]t mo[ments] of folly every day.' He refers to the remark made by Captain Thomas about [the lazine[ss] of people to invest[ing] in his work of the Outer Hebri[de]s'. The quotes which follow relate to the farmer's...
Scope and Contents Notes on stars including that Mainneag or Maidneag is the morning star, that 'Grioglachan gets its course on S[aint] Michael & loses it on new years night' and that 'An t-Iasgair' is the star of the East at night. There is also a short verse beginning 'Ni Ri Eangain 'sa 3 len'.
Dates: 29 October 1872
Nouvelle ... geometrique et divers les trouver les apoges, les excentricites, et les anomalies du mouvement des planetes per M Cassini, c1700
Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B 
Scope and Contents A transcription of a 1669 article by Jean Domenique Cassini in the Journal des Scavans. This is Cassini's much-examined method of determining a planet's position in an elliptical orbit.