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Astronomy

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Notes and sayings connected to decision-making, c1868

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/2
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...
Dates: c1868

Notes on stars and accompanying verse, 29 October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/109
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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

Notice of meeting to discuss observations of the Giacobinids, 1946

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Identifier: Coll-37/C.225
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Notice of meeting to discuss observations of the Giacobinids [a meteor shower, now known as the October Draconids] held at Royal Astronomical Society, dated 13 December 1946. The material includes 6 pages of manuscript notes and a typescript account of papers and proceedings by J.S. Hey.

Dates: 1946

Nouvelle ... geometrique et divers les trouver les apoges, les excentricites, et les anomalies du mouvement des planetes per M Cassini, c1700

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Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [9]
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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.

Dates: c1700

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]
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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]
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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
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Or Ms 93: معراج التوحید Mi'rāj al-Tawḥīd, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 93
Scope and Contents A treatise in verse on the knowledge of the stars with a commentary upon the same in prose, by Mīrzā Abū Ṭalib Khān b. Ḥājjī Muḥammad Beg Khān Hindī Isfahānī (d. 1220 or 1221 A.H., 1805-1806 C.E.) The author in the introduction states that he was requested on his return from Europe by a friend to write his latest observations in the science of astronomy; the present treatise was accordingly compiled after a labour of two months in 1219 A.H. (1804 C.E.), and dedicated to Abū al-Fatḥ Sulṭān...
Dates: 1222 A.H.; 1807 C.E.

Or Ms 170: شرح تذكرة الطوسى Sharḥ tadhkirat al-Ṭūsī, 1146 A.H., 1733 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 170
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A commentary on the Tadhkirah, a treatise on the elements of Astronomy of the famous Khwājah Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (d. 672 A.H., 1273 C.E.), by Al-Sayyid al-Sharīf al-Jurjānī (d. 816 A.H., 1413 C.E.), who compiled it in 811 A.H. (1408 C.E.). It is divided into four chapters.


Contains numerous neat diagrams in colour.

Dates: 1146 A.H.; 1733 C.E.

Or Ms 260: رساله درعلمِ نجوم Risālah dar ‘ilm-i nujūm, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 260
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A treatise on astronomy; neither preface nor author's name is given. Numerous tables in red ink.

Dates: undated