|RGO Archives/RGO 14 contains:|
|<-- See earlier|
||Observations and correspondence
||Correspondence on pendulum experiments and longitude
||Papers on Sabine's longitude stations
||Papers on the tides and trade winds
||Papers on astronomy
||Correspondence on perpetual motion and circle quadrature
||Log book of H.M.S. 'Adventure'
||Observations on H.M.S. 'Adventure'
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Papers of the Board of Longitude
||Papers on astronomy
(former reference: Vol. XL)
|Extent and Medium
|Content and context|
Correspondence and papers regarding general astronomy, pure mathematics and science in general, including John Bradley's observations of the transit of Venus at the Lizard Point in 1769; a letter from F.W. Bessel regarding his 'Fundamenta Astronomica' (1817); Captain W. Forman on refraction; material on the calibration of twilight; papers concerning observations of double stars by J. Herschel and J. South; F.L. Hoffmeister's table for the variation of the right ascension of stars; W.M. Higgins on a hygrometer; W. Bigland's instrument for the solution of trigonometrical problems; E. Broughton's mathematical method intended to replace the use of logarithms; H. Wronski's solution of equations of the fifth degree; T. White on various mathematical problems; F. von Sommer's treatise on the general solution of equations; P.G. Rabagliate on chronology; J. Tulloch on various discoveries relating to nautical astronomy; essays and inventions on improvements to theoretical navigation; Bainbridge's method of keeping a sea journal; R. Thornton's method of solving nautical problems by means of middle latitude; a table of perpetual logarithms with computations; a prospectus for a treatise on practical navigation; observations for the going of a clock and the variations of a compass; P.L. Guinand on the construction of glass for optical purposes; instructions by B. Higgins for making glass for achromatic instruments; W. Foreman on a treatise on optics; E. Sabine on the dip sector and a proposal for experiments at Tenerife on the radiation of heat, density of the atmosphere, etc.; L. Fitzmaurice's proposed method of measuring the heights of mountains using an artificial horizon; G.G. Maria on measuring small distances; J. Turner on clearing observations of refraction; the Duc Duhamel on refraction; and a paper on the properties of air when used as a medium.
|South, Sir James (1785-1867) Knight, astronomer|
|Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm (1784-1846) astronomer and mathematician|
|Sabine, Sir Edward (1788-1883) Knight, army officer and physicist|
|Herschel, John (1837-1921) Colonel, surveyor and astronomer|
|Turner, Herbert Hall (1861-1930) astronomer and seismologist|
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