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Astronomy

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

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Observ: Eclipsos Lunaris Oxon 19 Octr 1697 et [Mercury] in [the Sun] 24 Oct 1697, October 1697, with 2 apparently attached documents from 17041693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [28]
Scope and Contents Two straightforward records of planetary eclipses, but meant, on palaeographic evidence, to be kept with a draft and a fair copy of a subsequent Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society article [Vol. XXIV, No. 293, for September-October 1704, p1704] about the Cassini curve, a model of how a periodic comet probably orbits. Folding and fading of these documents suggest that they were inserted not long after David Gregory generated his index of Quarto A (which he drew up around 1700)....
Dates: October 1697, with 2 apparently attached documents from 17041693

Observatio Eclipsis lunaris Oxonii, May 1696

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [1]
Scope and Contents Tabulated observational data of the 1696 lunar eclipse which Gregory watched from Oxford.
Dates: May 1696

On Cassini's orbit, 10 September 1704

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [050]
Scope and Contents A draft, on the eve of the publication of the Astronomiae, of a discussion in proposition 8 of Cassini's orbit, an apparent compromise between the true and approximate systems.
Dates: 10 September 1704

Oratio de transitu lucis a [Jupiter] ad [Saturn], 1690

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [193]
Scope and Contents Edinburgh graduation speech, in Gregory's hand, of one William Cooper, concerning light rays passing close by Jupiter and Saturn.
Dates: 1690

Orbita Planetaria Cassiniana ab Auctore missa 1699, 1699

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [116]
Scope and Contents Jacque Cassini met Gregory in Oxford in March 1699, and gave him this writeup of his father Jean Dominique's famous 1693 planetary orbit. This was the first Gregory had seen of it, and his excited notes append the foot of the document.
Dates: 1699

Papers in geography, science, and letters, 1743-1783

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Identifier: Coll-205/2/3 (Dc.1.59)
Scope and Contents Extracts: some classes of herbs; Fundamenta Agroslographia (1781); Shell marle (1783); Plants growing on Inch Colm; Observable stars, with map of certain constellations (on reverse of disused accounts work); alchemy (for one Mr Mackenzie); balloon trips in France; Fortification (with drawing), from Gentleman's Magazine, 1743; Forsler's round-the-world trip, transcribed ca. 1780; Phlogisticated air, by Mr Scheele, transcribed 1782; What became of various academics by 1784; The downfall of...
Dates: 1743-1783

Papers of David Gregory

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Identifier: Coll-33
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: bound manuscripts of mathematical and personal papers by both David Gregory and James Gregory bound manuscripts Lectiones Mechanicae Sive Geometria de Motu parts 1-4 (1689-1690) bound manuscripts of treatises on mathematics and astronomy (1683-1694) bound manuscripts Notae in...
Dates: 1652-1706

Physical Astronomy, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/34
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on physical astronomy, which is to say, the governing laws of planetary motion, with numerous diagrams and tables.
Dates: c1780-c1803

Physical Astronomy, c1804

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Identifier: Coll-204/30
Scope and Contents Volume consists of lecture notes in astronomy.
Dates: c1804

Quarto A, c1680-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/Quarto A
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory in Quarto A consist of: 107 manuscript papers and an index, relating to: theoretical physics, including optics, especially treatises on refraction and colour, on mechanics, specifically on velocity, gravitation, centrifugal and centripetal force, and the movement of solids through fluid, and an occasional thought on magnetic attraction. Applied physics, considering ships, tides, and...
Dates: c1680-c1708