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Papers of Roderick Redman

Title Papers of Roderick Redman
Reference GBR/0180/RGO 37
Creator Redman, Roderick Oliver
Covering Dates circa 1928-circa 1975
Extent and Medium 22 boxes; paper/photograph
Repository Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives
Content and context

Roderick Oliver Redman (1905-1975) was born at Rodborough, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, on 17 July 1906. He attended Marling School, Stroud, before joining St John's College, Cambridge, in 1923. He was appointed Assistant Astronomer at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, British Columbia, in 1928, and became the Assistant Director of the Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge, in 1931. He was a lecturer in astrophysics at Cambridge from 1933 to 1937, and was a Fellow of St John's College, 1932-1939 and from 1947 onwards. Redman was appointed Chief Assistant at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, in 1937. He became Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Observatories at Cambridge University in 1947, and remained in the post until 1972, when he became Professor Emeritus. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1946, and served as its President, 1959-1961. He died in Cambridge on 6 March 1975.

A collection of correspondence, drawings, photographs and other items accumulated over the course of Redman's career. Much of the material relates to the design and construction of telescopes. This includes committee minutes, reports, plans, specifications, and tender and contract documents. The collection is broadly divided into the following series:

RGO 37/1-664: Correspondence

Personal (RGO 37/1/-13); Isaac Newton Telescope (RGO 37/14-69); European Southern Observatory (RGO 37/70-101); Northern Hemisphere Observatory (RGO 37/103-288); Anglo-Australian Telescope (RGO 37/289-650); Conferences (RGO 37/651-652); and Miscellaneous (RGO 37/653-664).

RGO 37/665-696: Notes

RGO 37/697-711: Conference memoranda and reports

RGO 37/712-838: Isaac Newton Observatory, Herstmonceux (Isaac Newton Telescope)

RGO 37/839-885: European Southern Observatory

RGO 37/886-1120: Northern Hemisphere Observatory

RGO 37/1121-1420: Anglo-Australian Telescope

RGO 37/1421-1433: Observatories' reports on telescopes

RGO 37/1443-1745: Drawings

74-inch reflector telescope, Pretoria (RGO 37/1443-1464); Palomar 200-inch telescope (RGO 37/1465); 74-inch reflector telescope, Mount Stromlo Observatory (RGO 37/1466-1484); 150-inch telescope, Kitt Peak National Observatory (RGO 37/1485-1489); Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope (RGO 37/1490-1740); 4-metre altazimuth telescope, Northern Hemisphere Observatory (RGO 37/1741-1744); and the 36-inch telescope (RGO 37/1745).

RGO 37/1746-1749: Photographs of observatories, telescopes, etc.

RGO 37/1750: Royal Astronomical Society correspondence

Collected by Redman and subsequently presented to the R.G.O. Archives.

Access and Use

In English, Fre, Ger, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Please cite as Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, Papers of Roderick Redman, RGO 37

Further information

A partial handlist is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Indexed

This description was created by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Redman in 'Who Was Who', Vol. VII, 1971-1980 (London, 1981), p. 658.

Index Terms
Redman, Roderick Oliver (1905-1975) physicist
European Southern Observatory
Northern Hemisphere Observatory
Anglo-Australian Telescope Board
Isaac Newton Observatory, Herstmonceux
RGO Archives/RGO 37 contains:
1 Letters to J.H. Oort. Copies of two letters from Redman to J.H. Oort regarding the attitudes of astronomers, particularly H.H. Plaskett of the Oxford University Observatory, towards the European Southern Observatory.
3 pages.
13 Mar. 1954–13 May 1959
2 Letter from R.H. Stoy. A letter from R.H. Stoy concerning the possibility of R.V. Willstrop working at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; his award of the C.B.E.; the Professorship at the University of Cape Town; German interest in the European Southern Observatory; the Suez affair; and family news.
3 pages.
29 Jan. 1957
3 Postcard from F.J. Hargreaves. A postcard from Tenerife referring to Hargreaves' proposed visit to Dr Salote.
1 postcard.
22 Jan. 1960
4 Correspondence with M.W. Ovenden. A letter from M.W. Ovenden, University of British Columbia, 25 July 1969, and a copy of Redman's reply, 1 August 1969. The letters concern the article 'Midwife for British Astronomy' by John Maddox, 'Nature', 28 June 1969, which suggested that the Isaac Newton Telescope be moved to the Mediterranean or Canada. Ovenden briefs Redman on problems arising over the Mount Kobau site, encloses statistics of the image-motion monitor for 1967 to 1969, and asks if he sees any possibility of cooperation between the United Kingdom and Canada. In his reply Redman outlines the state of British optical astronomy.
4 pages.
25 July 1969–1 Aug. 1969
5 Letter to T.D. Kinman. A copy of a letter from Redman to T.D. Kinman, Kitt Peak National Observatory, thanking him for the flattering remarks he made in a letter prompted by Redman's impending departure from his directorship at Cambridge. There is reference to J.F. Hosie's move into finance and the affairs of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
31 Aug. 1972
6 Correspondence with Sir Brian Flowers. A letter from Sir Brian Flowers, Chairman, Science Research Council, 22 January 1973, and Redman's reply of 25 January, regarding the accuracy of Margaret Burbidge's statements to the press concerning the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, the Isaac Newton Telescope and the Anglo-Australian Telescope. There is also a related newspaper cutting from the 'Guardian', 15 January 1973, and a photocopy of Burbidge's interview with Robert Walgate, published in the 'Physics Bulletin', Vol. 24, January 1973, pp. 9-10.
5 pages.
1973
7 Letter to J.F. Hosie. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.F. Hosie expressing concern about the appointment of a suitable Project Manager and a Director for the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 page.
6 Mar. 1973
8 Letter to the Cambridge Postmaster. A copy of a letter from Redman to the Postmaster, Cambridge, complaining about constantly engaged telephone lines to Newcastle.
1 page.
30 Apr. 1973
9 Letter to John Deverill. A copy of a letter from Redman to John Deverill, Royal Society, concerning a visiting professorship to Chile which Redman cannot accept because of his heavy commitments.
1 page.
21 June 1973
10 Letter to D.L. Crawford. A copy of a letter from Redman to Dr David L. Crawford, Kitt Peak National Observatory, thanking him for photographs from the prime focus of the 4-meter telescope and reporting on the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 page.
26 June 1973
11 Letters to F. Graham Smith. Copies of two letters from Redman to Francis Graham Smith sending congratulations on his appointment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory Directorship, criticising the lack of experience and judgement of United Kingdom astronomers with regard to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and discussing the attitude of the R.G.O. staff respecting maintenance time.
2 pages.
30 Aug. 1974–23 Sep. 1974
12 Letter from A.D. Thackeray. A letter from A.D. Thackeray concerning Redman's visit to South Africa on 14 January and family news.
1 page.
3 Jan. 1975
13 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 29 January 1975, referring to Redman's South African visit; the Sutherland site; and the possibility, following an approach by R. Woolley, of Redman acting as a consultant in the re-commissioning of the 74-inch telescope. There is also a copy of a Kodak advertisement from 'Science', 31 January 1975, concerning the soaking of IIIa-J plates in hydrogen after dry nitrogen.
2 pages.
1975
14 Correspondence with Barker and Spencer Jones. Correspondence with H.G. Barker, Secretary, Board of Management, Isaac Newton Observatory, and H. Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal, concerning agenda, minutes of meetings and membership of the I.N.O. Board and various sub-committees.
21 pages.
1948–1962
15 Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones. A letter from H. Spencer Jones of the Board of Management, Isaac Newton Observatory, 10 November 1947, and a copy of Redman's reply of 17 November, regarding travelling expenses.
3 pages.
10 Nov. 1947–17 Nov. 1947
16 Letters to the Spectroscope Committee. Copies of letters of appointment to the Spectroscope Committee of the Isaac Newton Observatory, sent by H. Spencer Jones, I.N.O. Board of Management, to E.H. Linfoot, Cambridge Observatories; J.N. Burch; W.E. Curtis, King's College, Newcastle; and Sir Thomas Merton, Treasurer, Royal Society, with copies of the replies.
7 pages.
25 Mar. 1950–30 Mar. 1950
17 Correspondence on the Spectroscopic Committee. Correspondence with the Board of Management, Isaac Newton Observatory; H. Spencer Jones; and members of the Spectroscope Committee concerning the Committee's membership, meetings and first report.
11 pages + 2 postcards.
13 Apr. 1950–23 June 1950
18 Correspondence with Spencer Jones and Plaskett. Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal, and H.H. Plaskett, Oxford University Observatory, regarding mechanical design requirements and mounting in relation to spectrographs.
5 pages.
24 June 1950–22 Nov. 1950
19 Letters on disks. A letter from the H.G. Barker, Secretary of the Board of Management, Isaac Newton Observatory, 5 July 1951, enclosing copies of a letter from G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 12 June 1951, on the 98-inch disk, and of a letter from I.S. Bowen of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, 6 June 1951, on the production of the 200-inch disk at these observatories.
3 pages.
June 1951-July 1951
20 Correspondence with J.A. Carroll. Correspondence with J.A. Carroll, Deputy Controller (Research and Development), Admiralty, regarding unease about the course of the development of the Isaac Newton Telescope, arranging a meeting, and discussing a mounting design.
3 pages.
26 Jan. 1953–10 Mar. 1954
21 Note from H.H. Plaskett. A handwritten note from H.H. Plaskett concerning J.A. Carroll modifying 'the paragraph on the Building in which he was quoted'.
1 page.
15 Apr. 1953
22 Letters on spectroscopes. Letters from Robert Atkinson, Royal Greenwich Observatory; H.H. Plaskett; W.M.H. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; and C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, regarding spectroscopes, with a copy of Greaves' memorandum on spectro-photometric requirements affecting spectroscopic design.
8 pages.
23 Apr. 1954–27 Apr. 1954
23 Correspondence on a circular letter. A copy of a letter from W.E. Curtis to H.H. Plaskett, 20 October 1954, and a note from Plaskett to Redman, 21 October 1954, concerning a circular letter to the Astronomer Royal regarding the attitude of the Treasury.
3 pages.
20 Oct. 1954–21 Oct. 1954
24 Letter from Robert Atkinson. A letter from Robert Atkinson, 31 December 1954, concerning draft minutes of a committee meeting on the Isaac Newton Telescope, with a separate sheet of Redman's handwritten notes on costs and queries relating to the telescope.
2 pages.
1954
25 Correspondence with H.G. Barker. Correspondence with H.G. Barker regarding travelling expenses and incidentals for the newly-formed Executive Committee for the Isaac Newton Telescope.
4 pages.
3 Jan. 1955–7 Jan. 1955
26 Correspondence on a Schmidt telescope. Correspondence with R. Atkinson and H.H. Plaskett regarding suggestions for worthwhile programmes for a classical Schmidt telescope if it is chosen by the Executive Committee for the Isaac Newton Telescope, with extracts from a letter from A.D. Thackeray, Radcliffe Observatory, South Africa, giving his views.
10 pages.
13 Jan. 1955–22 Feb. 1955
27 Correspondence on a Schmidt telescope. A note from H.H. Plaskett and Redman's correspondence with W.M.H. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (who was a member of the Board of Management of the Isaac Newton Observatory), regarding the provision of a Schmidt telescope and problems of design and usage.
5 pages.
18 Jan. 1955–8 Feb. 1955
28 Letter from C.W. Allen. A letter from C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory, regarding the position of his 1954 coronal work and recommending a Schmidt camera for the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 page.
23 Feb. 1955
29 Correspondence on the I.N. report. Correspondence with G.M. Sisson, R. Atkinson, H.H. Plaskett and members of the Isaac Newton Executive Committee regarding drafts of the Committee's first report to the I.N. Board of Management, and a letter to the Royal Society booking a room for a meeting of the Committee.
13 pages.
2 Mar. 1955–6 May 1955
30 Letter from H.H. Plaskett. A letter from H.H. Plaskett, 7 June 1955, commenting on his letter to Robert Atkinson of 28 May 1955 concerning his meeting with P.M.S. Blackett about a Schmidt telescope and its use by astronomers for research purposes. A copy of the second letter is enclosed.
4 pages.
May 1955-June 1955
31 Correspondence with Spencer Jones. A handwritten letter from H. Spencer Jones, 15 June 1955, thanking Redman for his congratulations on the award of the K.B.E. and asking for his views on a date for the next meeting of the Board of Management of the Isaac Newton Telescope. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 17 June, expressing the opinion that the Board should meet before his return from Canada.
3 pages.
June 1955
32 Letters on the I.N. Executive Committee. A letter from Richard Woolley of the Commonwealth Observatory, 23 June 1955, requesting a meeting of the Isaac Newton Executive Committee and informing Redman that he is going to Greenwich 'with very mixed feelings'. There is also a draft handwritten letter from Redman to H.H. Plaskett, 4 July 1955, regarding arrangements for the meeting.
3 pages.
23 June 1955–4 July 1955
33 Correspondence on the I.N.T. A letter from H.H. Plaskett, 10 July 1955, advocating the building of the Isaac Newton Telescope in Britain instead of Australia, the design of the I.N.T., and a I.N.T. Board of Management meeting with Richard Woolley. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman to Woolley, 19 July 1955, enclosing Plaskett's letter and expressing the view that a dual-purpose telescope would be a mistake.
2 pages.
10 July 1955–19 July 1955
34 Letters on I.N.T. design proposals. A copy of a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley, Astronomer Royal, 25 May 1956, requesting information on the design proposals for the Isaac Newton Telescope to be circulated. There is also a letter from G.M. Sisson to Woolley, 30 May 1956, listing these proposals, with handwritten marginal notes by Redman and a draft handwritten letter to Sisson on the reverse of his letter.
5 pages.
25 May 1956–30 May 1956
35 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Letters from H.G. Barker forwarding an estimate and specifications of the Isaac Newton Telescope from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; letters to Richard Woolley from Redman and H.H. Plaskett commenting on the specifications; a letter from Woolley on the arrangements for a meeting of the I.N. Executive Committee; and Redman's handwritten notes on the meeting of 16 November, including references to his letter of 2 October.
11 pages.
1 Oct. 1956–9 Oct. 1956
36 Correspondence on the I.N.T. budget. A letter and minute sent by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty to Richard Woolley (enclosed with a letter from Woolley to Redman) regarding the budget estimate for the Isaac Newton Telescope and the suggested contingency allowance. There is also Redman's reply to Woolley.
4 pages.
14 Nov. 1956–28 Nov. 1956
37 Correspondence on an I.N.T. report. Correspondence between A.R. Hewerdine, Private Secretary to the Astronomer Royal, and Mrs Dewberry, Redman's Secretary, regarding sending G.M. Sisson's report on the Isaac Newton Telescope meeting of 16 November to Redman.
3 pages.
29 Nov. 1956–3 Dec. 1956
38 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Correspondence with Richard Woolley regarding the estimates for the Isaac Newton Telescope, the design of the building and dome, brick buildings, thermal control and ventilation of the telescope. There are also letters from G.M. Sisson and H.H. Plaskett agreeing with Redman's views.
10 pages.
19 Nov. 1956–7 Dec. 1956
39 Letter from H.G. Barker. A letter from H.G. Barker concerning his revised draft on the Isaac Newton Executive Committee meeting of 16 November 1956.
1 page.
15 Jan. 1957
40 Correspondence with H.G. Barker. Letters from H.G. Barker regarding the draft minutes of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management meeting held on 15 April 1959, and enclosing the specification for optical parts A.S. 249 and telescope specification A.S. 246. There is also a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley, 30 April 1959, commenting on specification A.S. 246.
24 pages.
16 Apr. 1959–30 Apr. 1959
41 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. Correspondence with Richard Woolley regarding the future work of the Isaac Newton Telescope Committee following G.M. Sisson obtaining the contract for a design specification.
3 pages.
5 Feb. 1960–8 Feb. 1960
42 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Board. Copies of correspondence concerning the responsibilities of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management being vested in the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is Richard Woolley's reply to a letter of complaint from Sir William Hodge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, about purposeless Board of Management meetings. There are also letters from W.H. McCrea, the President of the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society, and W.I. Tupman of the Admiralty.
3 pages.
28 Apr. 1961–10 Apr. 1962
43 Correspondence with Alan Hunter. Correspondence with Alan Hunter, Secretary of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management, regarding expenses, agenda and dates of meetings.
7 pages.
16 July 1962–26 Sep. 1964
44 Correspondence with A.R. Hewerdine. A letter from Anita R. Hewerdine, Private Secretary to the Astronomer Royal, to Redman, 18 February 1963, and a copy of Redman's reply of 19 February, arranging an informal meeting with the Astronomer Royal and the Navy Works Department concerning the Isaac Newton Telescope.
2 pages.
18 Feb. 1963–19 Feb. 1963
45 Letter from G.M. Sisson. A duplicated letter from G.M. Sisson to Richard Woolley, 16 April 1964, regarding the progress of the Isaac Newton Telescope mounting, with a memorandum for the Board of Management on the figure of the 98-inch mirror.
3 pages.
1964
46 Letter from Alan Hunter. A handwritten letter from Alan Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory, concerning the mirror aluminising technique with regard to Isaac Newton Telescope building costs, and to a meeting of the I.N. Executive Sub-Committee in June.
2 pages.
30 May 1963
47 Memorandum on the fork mounting. A duplicated letter from H. Spencer Jones, 11 August 1947, enclosing a copy of a memorandum by F.J. Hargreaves on the inverted fork mounting, to which Redman has added marginal notes.
4 pages.
Aug. 1947
48 Correspondence on the 100-inch reflector. Copies of correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and B.N. Wallis, 18 December 1947 - 2 February 1948, concerning the 100-inch reflector design, including notes and diagrams on flexible and inflexible structures.
30 pages.
1947–1948
49 Letter on the 98-inch mirror blank. A copy of a letter from George V. McCaulay, Corning Glass Works, to H. Spencer Jones, 14 July 1949, regarding the 98-inch mirror blank cast in 1936 for the University of Michigan and its undesirable features first observed in the 200-inch Palomar blank. There is a covering note by H.G. Barker.
3 pages.
1949
50 Letter on 43-inch optical disks. A letter from H. Spencer Jones, 19 December 1949, enclosing a copy of a letter from G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, to Spencer Jones, 9 September 1949, regarding 43-inch diameter optical disks from which objective prisms of 24-inch operature or greater could be made. A handwritten note by Redman states that he has 'replied that we have nothing in view above 16"'.
3 pages.
1949
51 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Copies of correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and G.M. Sisson, 7 March 1950 - 12 January 1951, regarding the supply of a 98-inch disk; the progress of work; test facilities; tolerance and price; a central groove and grinding; and a contract for grinding and figuring agreed by the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management. There is also a copy of a report by E.H. Linfoot, 30 December 1950, on his examination of the disk at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
9 pages.
1950–1951
52 Letter on glass for correcting plates. A letter from H. Spencer Jones to H.H. Plaskett, Oxford University Observatory, 2 May 1950, enclosing a copy of a letter from Pilkington Bros. Ltd, 28 April 1950, regarding glass for large correcting plates.
3 pages.
1950
53 Correspondence on the 98-inch mirror. Correspondence between Redman, H. Spencer Jones and G.M. Sisson regarding the 98-inch mirror tests and reports, including temperature problems, 'creep' in the glass, pin-holes, and the tube.
38 pages.
1 Sep. 1953–15 Dec. 1953
54 Correspondence on the I.N.T. correcting plate. Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope correcting plate, including correspondence with the manufacturers Chance Bros. and Pilkington Bros. Ltd concerning stirring white plate glass, and with Schott on the supply of a large UBK 7 disk; correspondence with R. Atkinson, H. Spencer Jones and G.M. Sisson, with G.E. Manville's report of a visit to Pilkington Bros. to examine the stirred white plate; letters concerning a meeting with Dr Hampton of Chance Bros. and L.H.A. Pilkington on 11 February 1955 at the London Office of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; measurements of the ultraviolet transmission curve for Schott UBK 7 and Chance glasses; correspondence with Hilger and Watts Ltd on ultraviolet glass; and a copy of a letter from H. Spencer Jones to Vice-Admiral Archibald Day, Hydrographer of the Navy, 4 April 1955, informing him of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management's decisions regarding the purchase of correcting plate glass and the sheets of stirred white plate glass.
1 folder.
30 Dec. 1954–3 May 1955
55 Correspondence on a Gregorian mirror. Correspondence with G.M. Sisson and R. Woolley, and with S.C.B. Gascoigne of the Commonwealth Observatory, Mount Stromlo, on making a Gregorian mirror for a Schmidt telescope.
8 pages.
14 Jan. 1955–21 Sep. 1955
56 Correspondence on a telescope tube. Correspondence with G.M. Sisson on the best place to hold a telescope tube. Sisson gives Redman the views of W.M.H. Greaves on spectrographic facilities from the Isaac Newton Telescope.
3 pages.
3 Feb. 1955–7 Feb. 1955
57 Letter to H.G. Barker. A copy of a letter from Redman to H.G. Barker enquiring about a progress payment for the 98-inch mirror.
1 page.
12 May 1956
58 Correspondence with G.M. Sisson. A letter from G.M. Sisson, 15 March 1957, giving a date for the commencement of work on the Newall Telescope at Cambridge and including information about the prime focus axial image. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 21 March.
2 pages.
15 Mar. 1957–21 Mar. 1957
59 Letter to Richard Woolley. A copy of a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley concerning delays and frustrations with regard to the Isaac Newton Telescope, which should have been erected in a better climate, and attitudes towards British astronomy.
1 page.
28 May 1958
60 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Correspondence regarding the substitution of a 74-inch telescope for a 98-inch in the case of the Isaac Newton Telescope. The correspondents are R. Woolley, G.M. Sisson (who gives comparative estimates of costs) and H.H. Plaskett.
5 pages.
7 Oct. 1958–16 Oct. 1958
61 Correspondence on telescope design. A copy of a letter from I.S. Bowen, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, to Dr Robert R. McMath, McMath-Hulbert Observatory, Michigan, 4 April 1961, on large telescope design problems in relation to Kitt Peak. There is also correspondence between Redman and Richard Woolley in California, 26 September - 2 October 1961, including E.H. Linfoot's notes on S. Rosin's proposals for Cassegrain and prime foci systems, 5 October 1961.
7 pages.
1961
62 Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones. Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones regarding the model of the proposed group of domes for the Herstmonceux equatorial telescopes and the effect of paved areas and walls on observations.
3 pages.
6 June 1951–19 June 1951
63 Correspondence on the I.N.T. Correspondence regarding the dome and building of the Isaac Newton Telescope, including B. O'Rorke's notes on the exterior and interior of the building, with related correspondence between Redman and Richard Woolley; correspondence with Woolley on the use of Vitrolite; Woolley's correspondence with B.N. Wallis, Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, on dome design and covering in view of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd exceeding their estimate, including a reply by Redman; a copy of a letter to Woolley from F.B. Allcock, Navy Works Department, reviewing the situation in view of the I.N.T. Board of Management's decision on 25 April 1962 to reject the proposal that the dome and drum should be copper; letters relating to Redman's meeting with G.M. Sisson on 17 July 1962, enclosing a report of the meeting to Woolley; letters concerning a meeting with Allcock after the formation of a Sub-Committee to deal with the I.N.T. and its building; and copies of Woolley's correspondence with Allcock, B.H. Rule and Sisson concerning Rule's alleged criticism of the I.N.T. building, with Redman's comments.
1 bundle.
1960–1964
64 Letter from G.M. Sisson. A copy of a letter from G.M. Sisson to Richard Woolley giving his views on the introduction of a coma correcting lens following P. Fellgett's challenge at a meeting.
1 page.
28 Apr. 1964
65 Letter from T.W. Broadbent. A letter from T.W. Broadbent, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, replying to Redman's request with regard to mounting equipment facilities at the prime focus station.
1 page.
13 Oct. 1966
66 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. A copy of a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley, 26 February 1964, written on behalf of Cambridge research students and staff, and Woolley's reply of 28 February, regarding the proposal to discuss programmes for the Isaac Newton Telescope at the forthcoming Herstmonceux Conference; the facilities provided for the programmes; and proposed administrative arrangements for the allotment of observing time, provision of night staff, etc.
4 pages.
26 Feb. 1964–28 Feb. 1964
67 Letter to Sir Martin Ryle. A copy of a letter from Redman to Sir Martin Ryle, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, concerning the comatic image and direct photography.
1 page.
29 Sep. 1967
68 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. Correspondence with Richard Woolley regarding the Hartmann tests, including a diagram.
5 pages.
26 Apr. 1968–7 May 1968
69 Correspondence with Ken Harrison. Correspondence with Ken Harrison, University of Strathclyde, 21 January 1972 - 1 June 197[2], regarding his request for information on the Isaac Newton Telescope for the thesis he is writing. Harrison asks about the design and construction of the I.N.T., particularly why the Schmidt telescope idea was rejected, and Redman replies supplying this information.
3 pages.
1972
70 Correspondence on the E.S.O. A copy of a letter D.C. Martin, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society, to Redman, 16 December 1953, informing him that he had been nominated to attend as an observer at a meeting of representatives from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden to discuss the proposed international observatory in the southern hemisphere. There is also a copy of a letter from J.H. Oort, Leiden Observatory, to H. Spencer Jones, 9 December 1953, inviting him to the meeting and briefing him on his correspondence with the South African government.
3 pages.
1953
71 Correspondence with John Jackson. Correspondence with John Jackson, Royal Astronomical Society, concerning the views of directors of observatories on the proposed international observatory that should be put to the British National Committee for Astronomy, with Redman's draft statement for circulation to committee members.
4 pages.
19 Dec. 1953–22 Dec. 1953
72 Correspondence on the E.S.O. A copy of a letter from D.C. Martin to members of the British National Committee for Astronomy, 29 December 1953, asking them for their views on an attached memorandum by Redman on the proposed Southern Hemisphere Observatory before he attends a meeting in Leiden on 25 January. There are copies of the replies received from J. Jackson; W.H. McCrea, Royal Holloway College; T.G. Cowling, Leeds University; H. Spencer Jones; D.H. Sadler, H.M. Nautical Almanac Office; H.H. Plaskett, Oxford University Observatory; A.F. Alexander; W.H. Steavenson; W.M. Smart; G. Merton, Oxford University; E. Finlay-Freundlich, St Andrews University; and Miss M.G. Adam, Oxford University; with a copy of a letter from Redman to Martin, 11 January 1954, commenting on the replies.
18 pages.
29 Dec. 1953–15 Jan. 1954
73 Correspondence on an meeting. Correspondence with J.H. Oort and P.Th. Oosterhoff of Leiden Observatory regarding arrangements for a meeting on the proposed International Southern Observatory. Redman accepts Oosterhoff's invitation to stay at his home.
4 pages.
2 Jan. 1954–7 Jan. 1954
74 Letter from Walter Strewinski. A copy of a letter, in German, from Walter Strewinski, Hamburg to O. Heckman, Director of the Hamburg Observatory, giving estimates for a 3m telescope and a 1.2m Schmidt telescope.
7 pages.
12 Jan. 1954
75 Correspondence on the E.S.O. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.C. Martin, 2 February 1954, regarding a report of the Leiden meeting on the proposed Southern Hemisphere Observatory, with a letter to the Secretaries of the Royal Society from the Chairman of the meeting (Bertil Lindblad, Director of the Stockholm Observatory), 27 January 1954, disagreeing with the British attitude articulated by Redman.
3 pages.
2 Feb. 1954–27 Feb. 1954
76 Correspondence on the E.S.O. Correspondence with the Meteorological Office; A.D. Thackeray, Radcliffe Observatory; and the Weather Bureau, South Africa on behalf of the Seeing Committee for the International Southern Observatory. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman to A. Unsöld, Institut fur Theoretische Physik und Sternwarte der Universität, Kiel, on information contained in various publications, with Unsöld's reply.
9 pages.
4 Feb. 1954–20 Apr. 1954
77 Letters from Plaskett and Spencer Jones. A letter from H.H. Plaskett, 6 February 1954, and one from H. Spencer Jones, 8 February 1954, thanking Redman for sending a copy of his Leiden report on the proposed southern observatory and giving their comments.
3 pages.
6 Feb. 1954–8 Feb. 1954
78 Correspondence with P.Th. Oosterhoff. A letter from P.Th. Oosterhoff to Redman asking for criticisms of the draft memorandum on the new southern observatory, with a copy of Redman's reply.
2 pages.
16 Feb. 1954–18 Feb. 1954
79 Correspondence with John Jackson. A letter from John Jackson, 21 February 1954, concerning the Royal Society's request for a report from the British National Committee for Astronomy regarding the proposed International Southern Observatory and whether the full committee should meet on 12 March. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 24 February, in which he states that the Mazelspoort Station in South Africa will be closed in June 1955.
3 pages.
21 Feb. 1954–24 Feb. 1954
80 Correspondence on Redman's report. Royal Society notices of meetings of the British National Committee of Astronomy and its sub-committee to discuss Redman's report on the International Southern Hemisphere Observatory, with Redman's handwritten notes in the margin. There are also letters to Redman from sub-members C.W. Allen; W.M.H. Greaves, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; J. Jackson; W.M. Smart, Glasgow University; and H.H. Plaskett, giving comments and amendments to his draft memorandum.
10 pages.
3 Mar. 1954–4 Apr. 1954
81 Correspondence on the E.S.O. A letter from H. Spencer Jones to Redman, 5 April 1954, informing him that the Paris Academy has adopted and forwarded to the French government a similar resolution to that signed at Leiden respecting a new southern observatory. There are handwritten notes by Redman on the reverse of the letter, including text from the French resolution found in 'Comptes Rendus'. There is also a copy of a letter from Spencer Jones to D.C. Martin, 4 May 1954, quoting a letter from Dr P. Bourgeois, Director of the Royal Observatory, Belgium, informing him that the Council of Belgian Ministers had agreed to the establishment of an European Southern Observatory in South Africa.
3 pages.
Apr. 1954-May 1954
82 Correspondence with J.H. Oort. Correspondence with J.H. Oort and related papers, including, among other items, correspondence of 18-22 March 1954, containing Oort's comments on the views of the British National Committee of Astronomy on the proposed southern observatory and the belief that the project will fail if Britain does not participate; a copy of a letter in German from O. Heckmann, Hamburg, to Oort, 11 March 1954, commenting on the South African project, enclosed with a letter from Oort to Redman; copies of Oort's letters to W.H.M. Greaves and J. Jackson, 22 March 1954, attempting to persuade them to support the European Southern Observatory; a copy of a letter from Redman to Oort, 12 April 1954, containing a personal and unofficial account of committee meetings regarding the observatory plan; a copy of a letter from I.S. Bowen, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, to Oort, 17 May 1954, giving a breakdown of their current year's budget; letters from Redman to Oort, 1 and 15 September 1954, concerning sending publications on South African meteorological conditions and stating that there is little hope of British support for the E.S.O., but offering his help as a private individual; letters from Redman to G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 25 September and 4 October 1954, regarding an estimate for a 120-inch mounting of the Lick type, which Oort has requested for the discussions on the budget of the E.S.O. to be held at the meeting in Paris on 8 and 9 November, to which Redman and H. Spencer Jones are invited; a letter from Redman to Oort, 29 October 1954, informing him that the Royal Society is sending Redman and Spencer Jones to the International Southern Observatory meeting as observers; a letter from Redman to Oort, 1 June 1955, informing him that the British National Committee of Astronomy has submitted three memoranda to the Royal Society, but that he feels the Royal Society will not be persuaded to support the southern observatory, with Oort's reply of 6 June; and a letter from Oort to Redman, 1 October 1956, commiserating with him for having to tell Bertil Lindblad of Stockholm Observatory that Britain cannot participate in the E.S.O. project, and thanking him for his personal support, with Redman's reply of 4 October, indicating the general difficulties faced by British astronomers.
31 pages.
1954–1956
83 Correspondence of R.H. Stoy. A copy of a letter from R.H. Stoy, Royal Observatory, Cape Province, South Africa, to A. Danjon, Paris Observatory, 23 October 1954, regarding the selection of a site for the proposed European Observatory, suggesting the enlisting of support from C. Jackson and S.P. Jackson, and recommending that a seeing survey be carried out. There are also copies of Stoy's correspondence with C. and S.P. Jackson, 20 September - 12 October 1954, who express views on sites and conditions.
6 pages.
1954
84 Correspondence of Oort and Dunham. Copies of J.H. Oort's correspondence with Dr Theodore Dunham Jr., University of Rochester, who requests information about the possible establishment of a Coudé spectrograph in the southern hemisphere and mentions possible U.S. plans for an observatory.
4 pages.
8 Oct. 1954–29 Nov. 1954
85 Correspondence on the E.S.O. Copies of letters from Redman to Sir David Brunt, Royal Society, and Richard Woolley, 16 January 1956, regarding the joint European Southern Observatory Committee meeting on 20 and 21 April. There are also two letters from Woolley to Redman, 23 January and 6 February 1956, the latter enclosing an extract from a letter by Mark Oliphant, 27 January 1956, on the E.S.O., and a letter from Woolley to H.H. Plaskett, 6 February 1956, supporting the E.S.O. being located in Australia.
8 pages.
16 Jan. 1956–6 Feb. 1956
86 Letters from O. Heckmann. Two letters from Dr O. Heckmann inviting Redman to attend the Joint European Southern Observatory Committee meeting at Hamburg on 20-21 April 1956.
2 pages.
27 Dec. 1955–15 Mar. 1956
87 Letter from J.H. Bannier. A duplicated letter from J.H. Bannier, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Zuiver-Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, concerning the European Southern Observatory accounts for 1955 and the budget for 1956, details of which are enclosed.
6 pages.
28 Mar. 1956
88 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. Correspondence with Richard Woolley, 31 July 1956 - 10 September 1956, regarding the joint European Southern Observatory Committee meeting at Stockholm on 15 and 16 October. Woolley encloses a draft letter to Bertil Lindblad, 31 August 1956, declining to attend the meeting as he does not support the project. Redman presents arguments in favour of the project, but expresses the view that the British government is unlikely to support it for financial reasons. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman to Lindblad, 17 September 1956, regarding Woolley's decision not to attend the Stockholm meeting.
11 pages.
31 July 1956–17 Sep. 1956
89 Correspondence with P.Th. Oosterhoff. Correspondence with P.Th. Oosterhoff, General Secretary, International Astronomical Union, with a report on the European Southern Observatory meeting of 15 and 16 October 1956. Redman's statement on the scientific value of the E.S.O. project and his views on South African sites are given in a covering letter of 1 November.
9 pages.
29 Oct. 1956–5 Nov. 1956
90 Letter from R.H. Stoy. A letter from R.H. Stoy regarding the European Southern Observatory Seeing Expedition meeting at the Cape Observatory, 24 and 25 February 1957.
1 page.
2 Mar. 1957
91 Correspondence with P. Bourgeois. Correspondence, in English and French, with P. Bourgeois, Royal Observatory, Belgium, regarding arrangements for a meeting of the European Southern Observatory Committee at Brussels on 2 April 1957.
4 pages.
4 Mar. 1957–23 Mar. 1957
92 Letter from G.M. Sisson. A letter to G.M. Sisson regarding the European Southern Observatory meeting of 2 April 1957, and mentioning B.G. Hooghoudt, a Dutch engineer, who wishes to visit Sisson.
1 page.
4 Apr. 1957
93 Letter from B.G. Hooghoudt. A letter from B.G. Hooghoudt, 16 April 1957, enclosing a negative copy of a letter from P. Bertiau, K. Rohlfs and W. Tripp to Professor Dr H. Oort, 23 March 1957, regarding seeing conditions at Boyden and Zeekougat.
5 pages.
1957
94 Correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett. Correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett, Imperial College of Science and Technology, regarding the history of British non-participation in the European Southern Observatory. There is also a confidential letter from W.V.D. Hodge, Royal Society, to Redman regarding Blackett's desire to change the British attitude to the E.S.O.
7 pages.
28 Jan. 1959–1 Aug. 1959
95 Correspondence on Britain and the E.S.O. A notice to British National Committee of Astronomy members on the setting up of a sub-committee to consider British participation in the European Southern Observatory. There are also Redman's letters to J.H. Oort and R. Woolley on the British position, including reference to R.H. Stoy's suggestion that Britain contributes on a reduced scale.
4 pages.
16 Apr. 1959–11 June 1959
96 Correspondence with C.F.C. Spedding. Correspondence with C.F.C. Spedding, Scientific Attaché, British Embassy, Bonn, regarding the German attitude to the European Southern Observatory, with Redman advising discretion.
4 pages.
17 Dec. 1959–4 Jan. 1960
97 Correspondence on the E.S.O. A letter from H. Spencer Jones to Redman, 14 April 1954, maintaining that the British National Committee of Astronomy's decision to support the European Southern Observatory project should be coupled with the improvement of astronomical teaching and research in Britain, and requesting information on research needs. There is Redman's handwritten reply of 2 June 1954, and a handwritten letter from R. Woolley to Redman, 29 June 1954, arguing against British money for an international observatory.
5 pages.
14 Apr. 1954–29 June 1954
98 Letter from H. Spencer Jones. A letter from H. Spencer Jones informing Redman that a sub-committee meeting for astronomical work in Britain will be arranged for October and that a summary of comments received on the issue of astronomical needs will be prepared.
2 pages.
24 Aug. 1954
99 Correspondence on an astronomical report. Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones, H.H. Plaskett and W.H. McCrea regarding a draft report to the British National Committee of Astronomy of the Sub-Committee on the Needs of Astronomy in Britain, accompanied by McCrea's draft of the report.
18 pages.
20 Oct. 1954–24 Nov. 1954
100 Correspondence with H. Spencer Jones. A letter from H. Spencer Jones requesting an estimate of the cost of Redman's proposals for additional staff at Cambridge, with a copy of Redman's reply stating that he has already forwarded the information.
2 pages.
22 Nov. 1954–24 Nov. 1954
101 Correspondence on the National Committee. Correspondence regarding sub-committee meetings and draft reports to the British National Committee for Astronomy, including a copy of a letter from R.H. Stoy to H. Spencer Jones, 22 January 1955, giving information about the Armagh, Radcliffe and Cape Observatories; revised drafts by Redman and H.H. Plaskett of the introduction of the report; a letter from Redman to W.M.H. Greaves, 9 April 1955, regarding the revised estimates for the European Southern Observatory, as given at the Paris meeting; a letter from Redman to D.C. Martin, 28 April 1955, containing an abstract of Memorandum B for the National Committee for Astronomy; and a copy of a letter from T.G. Cowling to Martin, 13 May 1955, regarding the memorandum for the committee.
24 pages.
22 Jan. 1955–13 May 1955
102 Number unassigned.
103 Letter to D.E. Blackwell. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.E. Blackwell, Oxford University Observatory, arranging a visit to Oxford to discuss the Northern Hemisphere Observatory. Redman mentions that he was infuriated by a 'Guardian' article quoting Mrs Burbidge.
1 page.
15 Jan. 1973
104 Correspondence with R. St. J. Walker. A letter from R. St. J. Walker, Science Research Council, 10 April 1973, and Redman's reply of 1 May, concerning Geoffrey Burbidge's letter to 'The Times' on moving the Isaac Newton Telescope.
3 pages.
10 Apr. 1973–1 May 1973
105 Letter to John Hutchinson. A letter to John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, requesting a copy of 'Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1970s', Vol. 2.
1 page.
25 May 1973
106 Letter regarding Malcolm Smith. A letter from Miss S.P.E. Hall, Redman's secretary, to the Manager of the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge, concerning a booking for Dr Malcolm Smith.
1 page.
21 June 1973
107 Correspondence with K.C. Dunham. A letter from K.C. Dunham, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society, 13 July 1973, and a copy of Redman's reply of 19 July, regarding European scientific cooperation. Redman complains about the non-cooperation of the Spanish Government with regard to the Canaries site.
3 pages.
13 July 1973–19 July 1973
108 Correspondence with Malcolm Smith. Correspondence with Dr Malcolm Smith, Cerro Tololo Observatory, regarding the state of Northern Hemisphere Observatory planning, including comments on sites, design, records of the dome performance for the Cerro Tololo 4-metre telescope, and observations in Chile.
19 pages.
3 Jan. 1974–27 Feb. 1975
109 Letters to the Centro Meteorologico de Tenerife. Thank you letters to P. Garcia Pietro and Mr Zalote of the Centro Meteorologico de Tenerife following Redman's recent visit.
2 pages.
4 July 1958
110 Letters from D. Labs. A copy of a letter from D. Labs, Heidelberg, to Dr H. von Klüber, in German, regarding Izaña, Tenerife.
2 pages.
24 Feb. 1960
111 Letter from P. Hicks. A letter from P. Hicks, Science Research Council, sending copies of site test reports carried out in connection with the Infra-Red Flux Collector project. The reports are not included.
1 page.
16 June 1969
112 Correspondence on a French meeting. A letter from John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, 19 June 1969, and a copy of Redman's reply of 21 June, regarding participation in a meeting in France to consider the results of the studies of telescope sites by the French National Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics. There is also a copy of a letter from J.H. Hosie to R. Cayrel, Director of the Institute, 25 June 1969, stating that Redman will represent the United Kingdom astronomers at the meeting.
4 pages.
25 June 1969
113 Correspondence with T.H. Kirk. Correspondence between T.H. Kirk, Meteorological Office, Dr Mason and Redman regarding satellite cloud photographs providing data on possible Mediterranean area sites, including photographs from the Cyprus station loaned to Redman.
5 pages.
24 June 1969–1 Oct. 1969
114 Correspondence with J. Ring. A letter from Redman to Professor J. Ring, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 26 June 1969, and Ring's reply of 4 July, regarding a report of Ring's visit to Tenerife with Sir Harrie Massey. A copy of the report is included.
5 pages.
26 June 1969–4 July 1969
115 Correspondence on site testing. Letters from D.J. Finch, Science Research Council, and H.A. Brück, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, enclosing copies of translated letters from Hans Elsässer, Max Planck Institute, and G. Righini, Florence Observatory, regarding site testing in Greece, Italy and Spain by German and Italian astronomers.
8 pages.
13 June 1969–8 July 1969
116 Correspondence with B.P. and the U.S. Correspondence with B.P. and the United States Department of Commerce, in which Redman requests information on possible observatory sites for the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee. B.P. provides information on desert areas in Libya. The U.S. correspondence concerns the E.S.S.A. [Environmental Science Services Administration] Technical Report (NESC 46).
8 pages.
7 July 1969–10 Sep. 1969
117 Correspondence on Mediterranean sites. A letter from J.F. Hosie, 6 November 1969, asking Redman to provide a report on Mediterranean observatory sites for the next Northern Hemisphere Review Committee meeting on 4-5 December 1969, with a copy of Redman's reply, to John Hutchinson, 1 December 1969, enclosing an interim report, and a copy of his letter of 2 December informing M.J. Smyth of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, of his actions.
11 pages.
6 Nov. 1969–2 Dec. 1969
118 Correspondence with J. Ring. Correspondence with Professor J. Ring regarding astronomical site tests at Izaña, Tenerife. In a letter of 25 February, Redman gives a rough comparison of meteorological data with La Silla, Chile. Ring's response, also of 25 February, encloses a reply from F. Sanchez to earlier points made by Redman, and also a paper on an investigation to measure transparencies of the atmosphere at Izaña.
1 bundle.
29 Dec. 1969–1 May 1970
119 Correspondence with D.E. Blackwell. Correspondence with D.E. Blackwell regarding overseas site difficulties, the Anglo-Australian Telescope rapid-scanning image intensifiers, and general gloom over the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee report.
4 pages.
19 Nov. 1970–26 Nov. 1970
120 Letter from Roger Cayrel. A letter from Roger Cayrel, Director of the National Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, informing Redman that he will received a report on the French site prospection campaign made for the installation of a large optical telescope.
1 page.
23 Nov. 1970
121 Correspondence with G.J. Odgers. A letter from Dr G.J. Odgers, Marseille Observatory, 22 March 1971, and a copy of Redman's reply of 24 March, regarding the Tenerife site which the French are considering for their 3.6m telescope.
3 pages.
22 Mar. 1971–24 Mar. 1971
122 Correspondence on N.H.O. sites. Copies of the correspondence of J.F. Hosie, H.A. Brück and Sir Fred Hoyle regarding possible sites in Spain and the United States for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
7 pages.
Sep. 1972
123 Correspondence on Junipero Serra Peak. Copies of a letter from Dr R.P. Kraft, Lick Observatory to Mrs M. Burbidge, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 13 October 1972, and Mrs Burbidge's reply of 7 November, regarding using Junipero Serra Peak on a cooperative basis.
2 pages.
1972
124 Correspondence with Bennet McInnes. Correspondence with Dr Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding site tests at Izaña and La Palma and the difficulty over negotiations with the Spanish authorities. There is also a copy of a letter from M.F. Walker, University of California, to H.A. Brück, referring to Walker's recent visit to the Canaries and site testing.
5 pages.
20 Nov. 1972–19 Dec. 1972
125 Papers on N.H.O. sites. Correspondence with Dr Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding site tests at Izaña and La Palma and the difficulty over negotiations with the Spanish authorities. There is also a copy of a letter from M.F. Walker, University of California, to H.A. Brück, referring to Walker's recent visit to the Canaries and site testing.
8 pages.
Jan. 1973
126 Correspondence on building heights and microthermals. Correspondence of Redman, D.W.N. Stibbs, and V.C. Reddish, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding building heights and microthermals, with a letter to G.T. Carpenter, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, correcting an error in the report on microthermal tests made for the Anglo-Australian Telescope that Redman had previously sent him.
6 pages.
15 Jan. 1973–24 Jan. 1973
127 Letters to Malcolm Smith. Two letters from Redman to Dr Malcolm Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, commenting on Smith's draft memorandum on Northern Hemisphere Observatory costs with regard to sites, staff and facilities, and on the dangers of commuting to 14,000 feet.
3 pages.
16 Apr. 1973–25 Apr. 1973
128 Correspondence on Mauna Kea site. Correspondence with Dr K.O. Wright, Dominican Astrophysical Observatory; H.H. Atkinson, Science Research Council; H.A. Brück; J.D. Pope, Royal Greenwich Observatory; and B. McInnes, regarding the possible use of the Mauna Kea site for a telescope. There are also Redman's comments on the draft memorandum of the Site Testing Project on possible observatory sites in the Northern Hemisphere.
21 pages.
9 Apr. 1973–26 Sep. 1973
129 Correspondence of J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope, 28 September 1973, with copies of his correspondence with D.M. Denison, Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine, concerning altitude problems in Hawaii.
8 pages.
Sep. 1973
130 Correspondence on La Palma. Correspondence with D.W.N. Stibbs, St Andrews, and Dr C.J. Durrant, Fraunhofer Institut, regarding progress with the Spanish authorities and the German site tests at La Palma. There is also a copy of H.A. Brück's letter to H. Atkinson on German optimism regarding the use of La Palma for astronomy.
7 pages.
22 Apr. 1974–17 June 1974
131 Correspondence with Bennet McInnes. A copy of a letter from Redman to Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 24 June 1974, and McInnes' reply of 27 June, regarding alterations to be made to 'NHOPC [Northern Hemisphere Observatory Permanent Committee] 155: Selection of the Site'.
2 pages.
24 June 1974–27 June 1974
132 Letter to N. Colbourne. A copy of a letter from Redman to N. Colbourne, Science Research Council, regarding publications borrowed from the Meteorological Office.
1 page.
31 July 1974
133 Correspondence on wind-tunnel test. Correspondence with R. Adams, Royal Greenwich Observatory, and B. McInnes, regarding wind-tunnel tests made on four sites on a model of Mauna Kea.
9 pages.
28 Aug. 1974–30 Aug. 1974
134 Letter from John Hutchinson. A letter from John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, asking Redman to convene a group to study altazimuth mountings.
1 page.
29 Apr. 1969
135 Letter from John Hutchinson. A letter from John Hutchinson asking Redman to assess information from France, Italy and Germany on sites in the Mediterranean area for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 page.
29 Apr. 1969
136 Letter from J.F. Hosie. A letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, inviting Redman to a meeting to discuss major issues associated with organising optical astronomy in the United Kingdom and Northern Hemisphere, and enclosing terms of reference for the committee reviewing the policy for optical astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere.
3 pages.
6 Nov. 1969
137 Letters on universities. A copy of a letter to J.F. Hosie from the Oxford University staff members D.E. Blackwell, H.H. Plaskett, M.G. Adam, M.F. Ingham, A.D. Petford, G. Smith and J.V. Peach, 25 November 1969, emphasizing the vital part played by university departments in astronomical research, particularly in the United States. There is also a letter to the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee from A.N. Argue, D.W. Beggs, D.W. Dewhirst, C.J. Durrant, E.J. Kibblewhite, D.W. Peet, Mrs A.C. Pemberton, R.V. Willstrop, R.C. Witcomb and G. Worrall, 2 December 1969, advocating maintaining university departments and setting up an Astronomical Organising Committee.
6 pages.
25 Nov. 1969–2 Dec. 1969
138 Correspondence with Vincent Essex. A letter from Vincent Essex, Science Research Council, 24 February 1970, regarding Redman's notes on the Cambridge Observatories and the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, given to the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee, a copy of which is enclosed. There is also Redman's reply of 25 February, including corrections to the notes.
6 pages.
24 Feb. 1970–25 Feb. 1970
139 Letter from Roger Griffin. A copy of a letter from Roger Griffin, Cambridge Observatory, to J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, giving his views on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescope design and the organisation of the project.
3 pages.
21 July 1971
140 Letter from John Hutchinson. A letter from John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, 21 September 1971, with a copy of letter of the same date sent to G. Carpenter, J.G. Davies, J.D. Pope and V.C. Reddish, inviting the recipient to join the prospective N.H.O. Panel on Drive and Control and Mounting, to be chaired by Redman.
2 pages.
21 Sep. 1971
141 Correspondence with B.N. Watts. A letter from B.N. Watts, Science Research Council, 19 November 1971, enclosing the agenda for the first meeting of the N.H.O. Panel on Drive and Control and Mounting, with a copy of Redman's reply, 24 November 1971.
3 pages.
19 Nov. 1971–24 Nov. 1971
142 Papers on the N.H.O. Planning Committee. A letter from B.N. Watts, 3 January 1972, enclosing draft minutes of first meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 13 December 1971. There is also a letter from Roger Griffin to Redman, 11 December 1971, regarding telescope design, labelled Appendix I, and Redman's reply to Watts, 5 January 1972, noting future items of business.
7 pages.
3 Jan. 1972–5 Jan. 1972
143 Papers on the N.H.O. A memorandum of 7 January 1972 inviting discussion on an attached letter from Redman to Sir Martin Ryle, 6 January 1972, asking for his views on the focus and the main purpose of constructing the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescope.
2 pages.
6 Jan. 1972–7 Jan. 1972
144 Letter to R.F. Griffin. A letter from Redman to R.F. Griffin, Hale Observatories, California, requesting information from staff on foci requirements for extragalactic research.
1 page.
6 Jan. 1972
145 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope, Royal Greenwich Observatory, regarding the estimated costs of telescopes with alternative modes.
5 pages.
5 Jan. 1972–28 Jan. 1972
146 Letter from B.N. Watts. A copy of a letter from B.N. Watts to C.D. Wynne, Imperial College of Science and Technology, suggesting that his work on a possible new design for the French 3.6m telescope be discussed at a joint meeting of the N.H.O. Panel on Drive and Control and Mounting and P.A.N.E.L. [Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes].
1 page.
17 Jan. 1972
147 Papers on the Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings. A letter from Philip Hicks, Science Research Council, 24 February 1972, enclosing the draft minutes of a meeting of the N.H.O. Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings held on 4 February, with Redman's reply, sent to B.N. Watts, 7 March 1972, enclosing a revision of the minutes.
9 pages.
24 Feb. 1972–7 Mar. 1972
148 Letter from J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope requesting alterations to the wording of item 11 in the minutes of the N.H.O. Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings concerning obtaining opinions from astronomers.
1 page.
16 Mar. 1972
149 Questionnaire for astronomers. A letter from Redman to J.D. Pope, 23 March 1972, enclosing two copies of a tentative draft of a Northern Hemisphere Observatory questionnaire to observational astronomers.
7 pages.
Mar. 1972
150 Questionnaire on the N.H.O. A letter from J.D. Pope, 6 April 1972, enclosing a draft proposal for a systematic method of gathering opinions on Northern Hemisphere Observatory observing facilities. Pope states that Redman's draft questionnaire was too detailed.
11 pages.
Apr. 1972
151 Letter from Roger Griffin. A copy of a letter from Roger Griffin to J.D. Pope discussing a questionnaire for potential users of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and criticising the cost comparisons given in Pope's February report to the N.H.O. Panel.
2 pages.
11 Apr. 1972
152 Correspondence on the N.H.O. Correspondence with J.D. Pope, J.F. Hosie, V.C. Reddish and G.J. Carpenter in the wake of the circulation of the draft report of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Panel, concerning wider terms of reference, change of name, costs, telescope design and a questionnaire.
10 pages.
28 Apr. 1972–30 May 1972
153 Correspondence on a NHO/PILOT meeting. Correspondence with B.N. Watts and J. Ring regarding a joint meeting between the N.H.O. Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings and P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) to discuss instrumentation and telescope design.
3 pages.
16 May 1972–17 May 1972
154 Correspondence on a NHO/PILOT meeting. Correspondence regarding the agenda for the proposed joint meeting between the N.H.O. Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings and P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on 15 June 1972. The letters include the views of J.D. Pope and V.C. Reddish on items for discussion. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman to B.N. Watts, 6 June 1972, expressing his thoughts on the agenda, and Watts's reply of 8 June, containing suggestions as to what may be covered under each item.
12 pages.
1 June 1972–8 June 1972
155 Correspondence on mountings. Letters from J.D. Pope, Royal Greenwich Observatory, and letters received by him from V.C. Reddish and J.C. Farrell, regarding the relative costs of altazimuth and equatorial mountings, including a request by Pope that the Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings report be amended to present a more realistic assessment.
9 pages.
19 June 1972–29 June 1972
156 Letter from J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope, 20 June 1972, on subjects for inclusion in the list of feasibility studies in preparation, accompanied by notes on telescope costs.
8 pages.
June 1972
157 Correspondence on the M.D.C. Report. Correspondence with B.N. Watts, V.C. Reddish and J.D. Pope regarding the draft report of the meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory M.D.C. Panel (the Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings) on 15 June 1972, with addendum to the report concerning the relative costs of altazimuth and equatorial mountings.
9 pages.
14 July 1972–27 July 1972
158 Notes on the 1972 Conference. A copy of Redman's notes on talks given by H.W. Babcock, C.R. Lynds and Walker at the 1972 Cambridge Conference concerning spectroscopy, telescope design and site selection, sent to B.N. Watts, Science Research Council, 27 July 1972.
5 pages.
27 July 1972
159 Letter from Margaret Burbidge. A copy of a letter from Margaret Burbidge to Sir Fred Hoyle expressing concern about the work of the N.H.O. Planning Committee, including the appointment of a project director.
3 pages.
4 Aug. 1972
160 Letter to Margaret Burbidge. A copy of a letter from Redman to Margaret Burbidge replying to her letter of 4 August (RGO 37/159). Redman states that the N.H.O. Project Director should be an engineer-administrator, not an astronomer, and that there is little danger that the Northern Hemisphere Observatory would be planned and built in the same way as the Isaac Newton Telescope or the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 pages.
8 Aug. 1972
161 Letter from J.F. Hosie. A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, to Margaret Burbidge replying to her letter of 4 August (RGO 37/159), requesting that she prepare a detailed statement on the sort of N.H.O. project team required.
2 pages.
16 Aug. 1972
162 Letter from Margaret Burbidge. A letter from Margaret Burbidge to D.W.N. Stibbs, incoming chairman of N.H.O. Planning Committee, 21 August 1972, enclosing a chart of the proposed project team; a flow chart depicting the sequence of events leading to the installation of two main telescopes; and a preliminary estimate for the removal of the Isaac Newton Telescope to a Mediterranean site, based on discussions with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
5 pages.
1972
163 Letter from H.A. Brück. A letter from H.A. Brück to Sir Fred Hoyle questioning Margaret Burbidge's apparent reluctance to consult the British astronomical community with regard to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project.
2 pages.
23 Aug. 1972
164 Correspondence with John Hutchinson. A letter from John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, 23 August 1972, regarding a redraft of Minute 17 of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory minutes of 2 August 1972 (which expressed support for altazimuth mounting), a copy of which is included, with a copy of Redman's reply of 25 August. The letters also comment on possible observatory sites.
3 pages.
23 Aug. 1972–25 Aug. 1972
165 Letter from Margaret Burbidge. A copy of a letter from Margaret Burbidge to Sir Fred Hoyle requesting that a N.H.O. Planning Committee meeting be held as soon as possible and stating that if there is outright rejection of her proposals she feels that she should resign.
2 pages.
30 Aug. 1972
166 Letter from J.F. Hosie. A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie to Sir Fred Hoyle notifying him that the Spanish authorities have rejected a request to set up a site testing station, but that the United States would consider such a request favourably.
2 pages.
12 Sep. 1972
167 Letter from Margaret Burbidge. A copy of a letter from Margaret Burbidge to J.F. Hosie regarding the possible sites in the United States for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory. She records that Malcolm Smith is to be approached to take on the initial project officer task because Wal Sargent cannot perform this role.
2 pages.
14 Sep. 1972
168 Memo from H.A. Brück. A memorandum sent by H.A. Brück to J.F. Hosie requesting that the Canaries site be retained as a possible location for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 page.
15 Sep. 1972
169 Memo on a N.H.O. meeting. A memorandum providing notification of the date of the next Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee meeting, which will held on 19 October 1972.
1 page.
18 Sep. 1972
170 Letter to Sir Fred Hoyle. A copy of a letter from Redman to Sir Fred Hoyle advocating consultations with United Kingdom astronomers and giving his views on telescope design, costs, mountings, sites and the type of project director required with regard to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project.
2 pages.
19 Sep. 1972
171 Correspondence on the N.H.O. Correspondence with potential users of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and arrangements for meetings. The correspondents are D.W.N. Stibbs; H.A. Brück; R. Wilson and D. McNally, University of London Observatory; J. Ring; J.D. McGee and B.C. Morgan, Imperial College of Science and Technology; Mrs M. Burbidge and A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory; Z. Kopal, University of Manchester; A.J. Meadows, University of Leicester; and Dr Vesecky, University of Leicester.
22 pages.
25 Oct. 1972–21 Nov. 1972
172 Letter from J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope requesting Redman's comments on the suggested programme for the presentation of cost estimates for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project.
1 page.
3 Nov. 1972
173 Letter to J.D. Pope. A letter from Redman to J.D. Pope stating that he had not realised that he was expected to prepare a scientific case for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory in cooperation with Malcolm Smith until the Planning Committee minutes arrived.
1 page.
10 Nov. 1972
174 Correspondence with John Hutchinson. Correspondence with John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, on the possibility of consulting theoretical astronomy groups about the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
3 pages.
24 Nov. 1972–29 Nov. 1972
175 Correspondence with D.E. Blackwell. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.E. Blackwell, 26 November 1972, and Blackwell's reply of 30 November, regarding opinion at Oxford moving towards favouring a Cassegrain spectrograph.
2 pages.
28 Nov. 1972–30 Nov. 1972
176 Letter from B.E. Broughton. A copy of a letter from B.E. Broughton, Science Research Council, to J.D. Pope regarding commissioning cost studies for a telescope system, including the form of tender, conditions of contract, and the specification for cost studies of altazimuth mounted optical telescopes in the range 3 metres to 6 metres.
32 pages.
30 Nov. 1972
177 Correspondence with I.S. Glass. A letter from I.S. Glass, South African Astronomical Observatory, 30 November 1972, and a copy of Redman's reply of 5 December, giving views on infra-red photometry, sites, telescope design and the closure of the Radcliffe Observatory.
2 pages.
30 Nov. 1972–5 Dec. 1972
178 Letter to John Hutchinson. A letter from Redman to John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, enclosing a summary of views about the Northern Hemisphere Observatory expressed on his recent visits to the United Kingdom astronomy departments and a set of notes on the visit.
28 pages.
12 Dec. 1972
179 Letter from Malcolm Smith. A copy of a letter from Malcolm Smith, Cerro Tololo Observatory, to Margaret Burbidge regarding sites, design and instrumentation, his research interests, staffing and organisation with regard to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project.
4 pages.
15 Dec. 1972
180 Letter to John Meaburn. A letter from Redman to Dr John Meaburn, Manchester, 22 December 1972, offering a copy of his notes on visits to U.K. astronomical departments, with Meaburn's handwritten reply of 1 January 1973 accepting the offer.
2 pages.
22 Dec. 1972–1 Jan. 1973
181 Correspondence on N.H.O. planning. A copy of a memorandum to members of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee, 1 January 1973, enclosing copies of replies received from United Kingdom astronomers overseas concerning the planning for the N.H.O. The correspondence includes telexes from M. Disney and R. Stobie, and letters from W. Sargent, G.A. Harding, A.J. Penny, M.W. Feast, L. Searle, N.J. Woolf, P. Strittmatter, P.A. Wayman, R.D. Wolstencroft, T.D. Kinman and J. Faulkner.
22 pages.
1 Jan. 1973
182 Letters from D.V. Thomas. Two letters from D.V. Thomas, Royal Greenwich Observatory, expressing dissent from the consensus views of the R.G.O. astronomers on sites, telescope design, administration and staffing with regard to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
3 pages.
16 Jan. 1973–25 Jan. 1973
183 Letter to the N.H.O. Committee. A copy of a letter sent by Redman to all members of the N.H.O. Planning Committee, regarding organisation and staff, as well as microthermal tests at the Anglo-Australian Telescope site.
1 page.
19 Jan. 1973
184 Letter from Margaret Burbidge. A letter from Margaret Burbidge, 23 January 1973, enclosing a copy of a letter from Brian Warner, University of Cape Town, 4 January 1973. Warner's letter is the last of the replies from overseas astronomers asked about their views of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and was not circulated to the rest of the N.H.O. Planning Committee. In her letter, Burbidge comments on points raised by Allan Sandage, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
3 pages.
23 Jan. 1973
185 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, enclosing a circular from the Royal Society about scientific cooperation between countries in Western Europe, including Spain; a copy of D. Lynden-Bell's memorandum on organisation of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory; and a revised draft of 'Case for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory for the U.K.'.
17 pages.
24 Jan. 1973
186 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope containing detailed comments on Pope's 'Specification for Cost Studies of Altazimuth Mounted Optical Telescopes'.
4 pages.
26 Jan. 1973
187 Correspondence on the N.H.O. Correspondence of Redman, A.D. Thackeray, M.W. Feast, Mrs M. Burbidge and T. Lloyd Evans of the Radcliffe Observatory, South Africa, regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project, including 'Comments and Additions by Staff at the Radcliffe Observatory to Views of Astronomers at the R.G.O.'.
14 pages.
6 Jan. 1973–5 Feb. 1973
188 Correspondence with John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from John Hutchinson, Secretary, Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee, 14 February 1973, concerning a meeting with Dr Jefferies, University of Hawaii, and a copy of Redman's reply of 22 February, including a query about altitude problems in Hawaii.
2 pages.
14 Feb. 1973–22 Feb. 1973
189 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, concerning the proposed questionnaire to discover the likely usage of various telescopes, including those at the planned Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 page.
9 Mar. 1973
190 Correspondence with Brück and Clube. Correspondence with H.A. Brück and S.V.M. Clube, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding revisions and amendments to the draft case for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory. Clube includes his 'Suggestions regarding the structure and organization of NHO'. In his letter of 9 May 1973, Redman asks Clube to write a short propaganda statement on one aspect of the N.H.O. case.
8 pages.
30 Mar. 1973–9 May 1973
191 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson enclosing the revision of 'The Case for a Large British Telescope in the Northern Hemisphere' by D. Lynden-Bell, dated 4 May 1973, and commenting on the 'Guardian' report on impending negotiations with Spain or Gibraltar concerning the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
2 pages.
9 May 1973
192 Memo on N.H.O. instruments. A copy of a revised version of page 9 of a recently circulated memorandum on proposals for the main instruments of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, sent by Redman to John Hutchinson.
2 pages.
14 May 1973
193 Correspondence with D.E. Blackwell. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.E. Blackwell, 18 May 1973, and Blackwell's reply of 21 May, regarding the length of and need for regular committee meetings of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee.
2 pages.
18 May 1973–21 May 1973
194 Correspondence with Malcolm Smith. Correspondence with Dr Malcolm Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, regarding the scientific case for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, discussing and enclosing various drafts, amendments and periodical articles. The papers include a copy of J.B. Oke, 'On the Optimum Size of Optical Telescopes', 'The Astrophysical Journal', Vol. 162, October 1970, pp. 77-78.
1 bundle.
1 June 1973–11 Sep. 1973
195 Submission to the A.P.G.C. A copy of a letter to John Hutchinson enclosing a draft of item 6.1 in 'Submission to the APGC' (Astronomy Policy and Grants Committee), relating to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
5 pages.
4 July 1973
196 Letter from B.N. Watts. A letter from B.N. Watts, Science Research Council, listing members of the Working Groups set up by P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) to consider Redman's proposals for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and listing the subjects for their consideration.
2 pages.
10 July 1973
197 Letter from D.W.N. Stibbs. A letter from D.W.N. Stibbs regarding the paper by R.C. Bingham, Royal Greenwich Observatory, that was attached to the papers of the last N.H.O. Planning Committee meeting, and discussing unwanted submissions by people outside the Committee.
2 pages.
20 July 1973
198 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope, 7 August 1973, and a copy of Redman's reply of 29 August, regarding cost studies for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, including detailed comments on the reports by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and Boller and Chivens.
9 pages.
7 Aug. 1973–29 Aug. 1973
199 Correspondence on a P.I.L.O.T. meeting. A letter from the Science Research Council, 5 September 1973, enclosing a notice of the meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on 18 September, with copies of Redman's replies to Miss Melville, Science Research Council, 6 September, and J. Ring, 12 September, stating that he does not expect to be able to attend.
4 pages.
5 Sep. 1973–12 Sep. 1973
200 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope regarding mirror blank material and comments on the proposed P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) meeting on 18 September, which Redman cannot attend.
5 pages.
5 Sep. 1973–10 Sep. 1973
201 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter to John Hutchinson requesting instructions on any specific jobs he should do in advance of the meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 18-19 October.
1 page.
11 Sep. 1973
202 Circular on a manpower survey. A copy of an original circular from John Hutchinson, Secretary of the N.H.O. Planning Committee, to heads of departments or establishments, 13 September 1973, regarding the survey of manpower in optical astronomy and related areas, with copies of the replies received.
24 pages.
Sep. 1973-Nov. 1973
203 Letters to J.D. Pope. Copies of letters from Redman to J.D. Pope giving detailed comments on the draft of cost study papers relating to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
6 pages.
3 Oct. 1973–15 Oct. 1973
204 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, enclosing a summary of the salient points in the reports of the Working Groups presented to the meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for the Large Optical Telescopes) on 20 September, including Redman's comments.
10 pages.
10 Oct. 1973
205 Letter from Sir Martin Ryle. A letter from Sir Martin Ryle enclosing a letter containing 'The Case for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Now', and listing those willing to sign this letter.
6 pages.
28 Nov. 1973
206 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter to John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, 23 January 1974, enclosing handwritten notes on the report he made to the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board on 10 January regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
7 pages.
Jan. 1974
207 Letter to John Hutchinson. A letter to John Hutchinson enclosing the corrected and revised draft of section 2 of the draft document on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and asking whether it is a report of the meeting of 10 January or part of the main submission.
9 pages.
7 Feb. 1974
208 Letters to John Hutchinson. Copies of four letters to John Hutchinson concerning Redman's notes on the N.H.O. Technical Panel Meeting of 30 January, writing by Willstrop, and the 3-metre infra red telescope on Mauna Kea.
4 pages.
12 Feb. 1974–21 Feb. 1974
209 Letter from C.A. Murray. A copy of a letter from C.A. Murray, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to A.N. Argue, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, requesting his views on facilities for direct photography for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, particularly on the 2.5m telescope.
1 page.
13 Feb. 1974
210 Letter from N. Colbourne. A handwritten letter from N. Colbourne, Science Research Council, enclosing Section 3 of the draft N.H.O. submission, regarding assessment of user manpower, including comments added by H.H. Atkinson.
3 pages.
1 Mar. 1974
211 Letter to J. Mansfield. A copy of a letter to Dr J. Mansfield, Science Research Council, enclosing Redman's amendments to the N.H.O. Planning Committee Technical Panel minutes of 27 February.
7 pages.
7 Mar. 1974
212 Report on telescopes. Letters from Redman to J. Ring and J. Hutchinson enclosing the interim report on telescopes prepared by the N.H.O. Planning Committee Technical Panel.
8 pages.
8 Mar. 1974
213 Correspondence with C.M. Lowne. Correspondence with C.M. Lowne, Royal Greenwich Observatory, regarding the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 1.5m reflector tests with baffles. A negative print of an overexposed star image accompanies Redman's letter of 12 March.
5 pages + 1 print.
6 Mar. 1974–3 Apr. 1974
214 Correspondence with G.J. Carpenter. Correspondence with G.J. Carpenter, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding the proposed Boller and Chivens 1.5m telescope design.
4 pages.
22 Mar. 1974–26 Mar. 1974
215 Correspondence with J.W. Gietzen. A letter from J.W. Gietzen, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 25 March 1974, and Redman's reply of 27 March, regarding the 2.5m telescope with a Palomar type mounting. There is an accompanying note by R. Adams on problems with the 3/5 mirror system, 21 March 1974.
4 pages.
Mar. 1974
216 Correspondence with C.G. Wynne. A letter from C.G. Wynne, 2 May 1974, who questions the facts stated in S.C.B. Gascoigne's notes on telescope optics, and a copy of Redman's reply of 6 May. There are handwritten notes by Redman on the reverse of his letter.
3 pages.
2 May 1974–6 May 1974
217 Letter from G.J. Carpenter. A letter from G.J. Carpenter regarding proposals from the French National Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics for their vacuum plant.
1 page.
10 May 1974
218 Papers on the N.H.O. A copy of a letter from Redman to Janet Manfield, 15 May 1974, enclosing the agenda for the 22 May meeting of the N.H.O. Planning Committee Technical Panel; comments by C.G. Wynne on S.C.B. Gascoigne's statements regarding Ritchey-Chrétien versus classical optics; 'NHO: 3-mirror, 4-mirror, 5-mirror, etc. coudé arrangements' by Redman; 'NHO 2.5 telescope: A thinking aloud' by Redman, including thoughts on design details; notes by C.L. Stephens on potential computer systems for the N.H.O.; J.D. Pope's notes and sketches on 2.5-metre telescope arrangements, including costs; and a copy of a letter from Redman to Manfield, 27 May 1974, with comments and revisions of the draft minutes of the 22 May meeting.
25 pages.
1974
219 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter to John Hutchinson enclosing drafts, and comments on drafts, of user specifications for Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescopes.
5 pages.
7 June 1974
220 Letters to Janet Manfield. Copies of letters from Redman to Dr Janet Manfield of 11 June 1974, regarding the report of the N.H.O. Planning Committee Technical Panel, and 8 July 1974, enclosing draft minutes of the Panel's meeting on 3 July, with suggested alterations.
7 pages.
11 June 1974–3 July 1974
221 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter to John Hutchinson enclosing an abstract of the submission for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3-metre optical telescope and a copy of Redman's expanded notes on sections C2 to C5 of the draft submission for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
14 pages.
30 July 1974
222 Letter from Alexander Boksenberg. A copy of a letter from Alexander Boksenberg to John Hutchinson, University College London, enclosing the three spectra for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory report he had requested.
5 pages.
1 Aug. 1974
223 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson giving detailed amendments to the completed Northern Hemisphere Observatory submission.
2 pages.
26 Aug. 1974
224 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope listing the main changes in the third draft of the User Specifications circulated to members of the N.H.O. Panel Committee.
2 pages.
3 Sep. 1974
225 Correspondence on the N.H.O. draft. Correspondence with F. Graham Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, concerning Smith's draft proposal for the public on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, a copy of which is included. There is also a letter from John Hutchinson to Redman, 19 September 1974, regarding the proposal, and a letter from Redman to H.H. Atkinson, 11 October 1974, suggesting amendments to it.
33 pages.
19 Sep. 1974–11 Oct. 1974
226 Notices of a N.H.O. meeting. Notices of the meetings of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee, 12 and 17 February 1975.
2 pages.
20 Jan. 1975–30 Jan. 1975
227 Letters on N.H.O. meetings. A letter from G.C. Sudbury, 20 February 1975, informing Redman about a new meeting of the Working Group of the N.H.O. Planning Committee and expressing regret that Redman is unwell. There is also a telex message from John Cima, Science Research Council, 25 February 1975, regarding the N.H.O. Photometry and Detector Working Group meeting.
2 pages.
20 Feb. 1975–25 Feb. 1975
228 Letter on altazimuth mountings. A letter of invitation to membership of the Altazimuth Mounting Committee (V.C. Reddish, G.J. Carpenter, J.G. Davies, T.A. Wyatt and the Science Research Council), with a list of discussion topics and possible courses of action with regard to altazimuth mountings for optical telescopes.
4 pages.
7 May 1969
229 Correspondence with D.E. Blackwell. Correspondence with D.E. Blackwell regarding the Steavenson telescope and the first meeting of the Altazimuth Mounting Committee.
3 pages.
21 May 1969–26 May 1969
230 Correspondence with V.C. Reddish. Correspondence with V.C. Reddish regarding the altazimuth, including references to drive and guiding arrangements and a pilot model, with accompanying notes on the first meeting of the Altazimuth Mounting Committee on 22 May 1969.
6 pages.
23 May 1969–6 June 1969
231 Letters to John Hutchinson. Copies of two letters from Redman to John Hutchinson regarding a meeting of the Altazimuth Mounting Committee on 27 June 1969, with accompanying notes on the meeting.
5 pages.
6 June 1969–3 July 1969
232 Letter to John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson enclosing a revised draft of the Altazimuth Mounting Committee's report to the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee. Redman records that J.G. Davies and V.C. Reddish are to represent the Sub-Committee in Moscow.
11 pages.
29 Aug. 1969
233 Letters on the Altazimuth Committee. A letter to John Hutchinson, 22 September 1969, enclosing a copy of a letter from M.H. Jeffery, Project Manager, Anglo-Australian Telescope, 26 August 1969, who suggests amendments to a draft discussed at the meeting of the Altazimuth Mounting Committee on 27 August.
4 pages.
1969
234 Letter to D.J. Finch. A copy of a letter to D.J. Finch, Science Research Council, suggesting corrections and amendments to the altazimuth report to the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee.
2 pages.
4 Nov. 1969
235 Letter from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. A copy of a letter from J.B.S. Price, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, to B.N. Watts, Science Research Council, regarding the facilities available in his company for the operation of large telescope mirrors and prices.
2 pages.
16 Aug. 1972
236 Letter from T. Lloyd Evans. A photostat of a handwritten letter from T. Lloyd Evans, 25 August 1972, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to D.W.N. Stibbs, regarding the state of British optical astronomy and telescope design needs.
6 pages.
1972
237 Letter from H.H. Atkinson. A copy of a letter from H.H. Atkinson to D.W.N. Stibbs, 1 November 1972, enclosing Hans Elsässer's graph of the total area of optical telescopes as a function of time for different countries.
3 pages.
1972
238 Correspondence with A.D. Thackeray. Correspondence with A.D. Thackeray, Radcliffe Observatory, regarding the design needs of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, possible sites and spectroscopy.
4 pages.
5 Dec. 1972–29 Dec. 1972
239 Correspondence with T.D. Kinman. A letter from T.D. Kinman, Kitt Peak, 18 December 1972, expressing his view that he is unable to comment on the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, with a copy of Redman's reply of 1 January 1973, questioning whether one large telescope would be the better buy for the observatory.
2 pages.
18 Dec. 1972–1 Jan. 1973
240 Letters to D.W.N. Stibbs. Copies of letters from D.E. Blackwell, J.V. Peach and S.V.M. Clube to D.W.N. Stibbs, 2-16 January 1973, expressing concern about the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee discussions on the nature of the telescopes to be installed at the N.H.O. and giving their views on policy and design.
8 pages.
1973
241 Appendix on altazimuth systems. A letter from G.J. Carpenter, 3 January 1973, enclosing a copy of the appendix to the Cost Study Specification entitled 'Compensation of Stellar Field Rotation in Altazimuth Systems', with accompanying black and white photographs.
14 pages + 3 photographs.
1973
242 Correspondence with V.C. Reddish. Correspondence with V.C. Reddish, who advocates a telescope of 240-inch operture for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory. The letters refer to Redman's visit to Newcastle to see the 48-inch Schmidt telescope, and also discuss microthermals.
8 pages.
4 Jan. 1973–31 Jan. 1973
243 Letter to B.L. Morgan. A copy of a letter to B.L. Morgan, Imperial College of Science and Technology, giving figures for field diameters if the geometrical star image does not exceed 1 arc sec diameter.
1 page.
5 Jan. 1973
244 Correspondence with Allan Sandage. A copy of a letter from Redman to Sir Martin Ryle, 9 January 1973, enclosing copies of Redman's correspondence with Dr Allan Sandage, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, 22 December 1972 - 8 January 1973, regarding the number and size of telescopes required for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
5 pages.
Jan. 1973
245 Correspondence with Sir Martin Ryle. A letter from Sir Martin Ryle, 11 January 1973, requesting Redman's opinion on an enclosed draft letter to Margaret Burbidge concerning the specification of the telescope/telescopes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and the instrumentation and organisation of that observatory, which will be discussed at the meeting of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Committee on 5 February. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 15 January.
11 pages.
11 Jan. 1973–15 Jan. 1973
246 Correspondence with R.G. Bingham. Correspondence with R.G. Bingham, Royal Greenwich Observatory, regarding the McDonald 107-inch and 60-inch telescopes, with copies of Bingham's papers 'Priority of the Coudé focus in a new large telescope' and 'A photographic and photometric telescope for the NHO', and a diagram of the McDonald 107-inch telescope proposed for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
24 pages.
4 May 1973–17 Aug. 1973
247 Correspondence with C.G. Wynne. Correspondence with C.G. Wynne regarding direct photography and corrector lenses for Cassegrain and prime foci.
3 pages.
14 May 1973–18 May 1973
248 Paper on reflectors. A copy of a letter from Roger Griffin to John Hutchinson enclosing a copy of the paper 'Comparative tests of the 100-inch and 60-inch reflectors' by W.S. Adams and F.H. Seares, from 'Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific', Vol. 33, 1921, pp. 31-34.
6 pages.
17 May 1973
249 Correspondence with S.V.M. Clube. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.V.M. Clube, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 28 May 1973, and Clube's reply of 1 June, regarding the astrometry of optical objects believed to be radio sources, particularly in relation to the Schmidt telescope.
4 pages.
28 May 1973–1 June 1973
250 Correspondence with J. Ring. Correspondence with J. Ring regarding telescope design, following Ring's remarks at a Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee meeting on 24 May.
6 pages.
30 May 1973–18 June 1973
251 Correspondence with R.D. Davies. A copy of a letter from Redman to Professor R.D. Davies, Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, and Davies' reply of 4 June, regarding spectral lines.
2 pages.
31 May 1973–4 June 1973
252 Paper on N.H.O. telescopes. A copy of a letter to John Hutchinson enclosing a document by Redman on N.H.O. telescopes, to be circulated to members of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel of Instrumentation for the Large Optical Telescopes).
4 pages.
11 July 1973
253 Correspondence with M.W. Feast. A letter from M.W. Feast, Radcliffe Observatory, 8 August 1973, and a copy of Redman's reply of 29 August 1973, regarding a Coudé spectrograph, mounting and various acute Northern Hemisphere Observatory problems.
3 pages.
8 Aug. 1973–29 Aug. 1973
254 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter to J.D. Pope commenting on 'Telescope de 3.6m' by Cayrel and Belly.
4 pages.
3 Sep. 1973
255 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope commenting on the Freeman Fox and Partners report on the domes and buildings of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
4 pages.
6 Sep. 1973
256 Correspondence on telescope design. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope, 27 September 1973, commenting on enclosed letters from B.H. Rule, Las Campanas Observatory, to J.D. Pope, 13 September 1973, and W.C. Lewis, Corning Glass Works, 16 May 1973, regarding fused silicon 7940 for the 101-inch primary telescope mirror and U.L.E. 7971 for the secondary mirror. Redman expresses the view that U.L.E. is a serious competitor to Cervit as a mirror blank material.
5 pages.
27 Sep. 1973
257 Letter from H.J. Smith. A copy of a letter from Harlan J. Smith, University of Texas, to J.D. Pope enclosing comments by J. Floyd, Chief Engineer, on their cross-axis mount.
4 pages.
9 Oct. 1973
258 Correspondence with C.A. Murray. Correspondence with C.A. Murray, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 29 October 1973 - 30 November 1973, regarding positional errors when measuring Palomar Schmidt plates and the unlikelihood of obtaining money for a dedicated astrometric telescope. The correspondence was prompted by a query from B.E.J. Pagel, Royal Greenwich Observatory, and there is a copy of a letter from Redman to Pagel, 24 October 1973, preceding the other letters.
5 pages.
24 Oct. 1973–30 Nov. 1973
259 Letter from J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope regarding N.H.O. telescopes, discussing the feasibility of using enhanced reflectivity optical systems for the Coudé focus of the 2.5m telescope and for the Nasmyth focus of the 4.5m telescope.
2 pages.
23 Nov. 1973
260 Letter from B.E.J. Pagel. A copy of a letter from B.E.J. Pagel to R.V. Willstrop regarding the proposed optimised Nasmyth focus for the 4.5m N.H.O. telescope.
2 pages.
3 Jan. 1974
261 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne, Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory, requesting his opinion on mirrors and coating for the proposed 2.5m N.H.O. telescope.
1 page.
3 Jan. 1974
262 Papers on a Coudé focus. A letter from B.E.J. Pagel enclosing a copy of a memorandum by R.G. Bingham, dated 5 January 1974, making proposals with regard to the Coudé focus of the 2.5m telescope. Pagel expresses support for Bingham's suggestions.
2 pages.
10 Jan. 1974
263 Telescope specifications. A copy of a letter from the Boller and Chivens Division, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, to G.J. Carpenter, Royal Greenwich Observatory, Edinburgh, 11 January 1974, enclosing specifications for 1.0-metre and 1.5-metre wide-field telescopes.
33 pages.
Jan. 1974
264 Letters from Wynne and Elsässer. Copies of letters from C.G. Wynne, 29 January 1974, and Dr Hans Elsässer, Max Planck Institute, undated, to J.D. Pope concerning the spectroscopy of various telescope systems.
2 pages.
1974
265 Letter from K.D. Rakosch. A copy of a letter from Dr Karl D. Rakosch, Vienna University Observatory, 30 January 1974, to John Hutchinson regarding the draft specification for the observatory's proposed 1m telescope.
2 pages.
1974
266 Letter from C.A. Murray. A copy of a letter from C.A. Murray to Dr H.W. Babcock, Hale Observatories, 31 January 1974, requesting information about the possible astrometric use of the wide field corrected Richey-Chrétien system on the 1m telescope at Las Campanas and the similar instrument in Israel.
3 pages.
1974
267 Correspondence of J. Ring. A copy of letter from J. Ring to Optical Coating Labs Inc. enquiring about coating and costs for a 2.5m telescope, with an accompanying report of a telephone call Ring received from Dick Sharman of Optical Coating.
2 pages.
1974
268 Papers on telescopes. A copy of a letter from Carl Zeiss to J.D. Pope, 3 April 1974, enclosing quotations for a 1.2m and 2.2m telescope and a preliminary description of the Cassegrain Coudé Telescope.
19 pages.
1974
269 Letter from K.D. Rakosch. A copy of a letter from Dr K.D. Rakosch to John Hutchinson, 17 April 1974, regarding the mirror properties of the 1m telescope.
1 page.
1974
270 Letter from J.W. Gietzen. A letter from J.W. Gietzen, Royal Greenwich Observatory, enclosing a copy of a note by J.D. Pope, 1 April 1974, entitled 'Light losses in telescope Coudé optical trains with particular reference to 3 mirror and 5 mirror systems'.
3 pages.
26 Apr. 1974
271 Letter to Plannair Ltd. A copy of a letter from Redman to Plannair Ltd requesting details of high efficiency fans or blowers for possible application to the ventilation of a large telescope mirror. A note records that the letter was returned because the firm's location could not be traced.
1 page.
20 May 1974
272 Correspondence with R.F. Griffin. A copy of letter from Redman to R.F. Griffin, 24 May 1974, and Griffin's reply of 3 June, regarding a horseshoe yoke mounting and losses at the 200-inch Coudé telescope. Griffin's letter includes hand-drawn diagrams.
3 pages.
24 May 1974–3 June 1974
273 Correspondence with E.J. Hysom. Correspondence with E.J. Hysom, Astronomical Equipment Ltd, including a copy of Hysom's letter to 'Nature', 7 March 1973, entitled 'Should the 98-inch Telescope be Moved?', and his paper 'Air Currents above Mirrors', from the 'Journal of the British Astronomical Association'.
18 pages.
26 June 1974–8 July 1974
274 Correspondence with G.J. Carpenter. A copy of a letter from Redman to G.J. Carpenter, 24 June 1974, and Carpenter's reply of 26 June, regarding specifications for the new mounting obtained by K.D. Rakosch for his telescope.
2 pages.
24 June 1974–26 June 1974
275 Letters from H.V. Skan Ltd. Copies of two letters from H.V. Skan Ltd to J.D. Pope, 8 and 27 September 1974, concerning the supply of a 2.5m Zerodur Blank.
6 pages.
1974
276 Letters to J.D. Pope. Copies of letters from Redman to J.D. Pope of 24 September 1974, regarding a Zerodur blank and the demands made on Owens-Illinois with regard to the use of Cervit for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and of 25 September, including an abstract on the dimensional stability of low expansion mirror materials. There is also a handwritten note regarding a phone call received from J.D. Pope on 23 September.
4 pages.
23 Sep. 1974–25 Sep. 1974
277 CER-VIT blank specification. A handwritten note from John Cima, Science Research Council, enclosing a copy of the specification for the CER-VIT primary blank (attachment A + B to the contract with Owens-Illinois for the CER-VIT mirror blanks).
7 pages.
30 Sep. 1974
278 Letter to J. Loxham. A copy of a letter from Redman to J. Loxham, Cranfield Institute of Technology, commenting on his suggested drive unit for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 page.
7 Oct. 1974
279 Correspondence with John Hutchinson. A letter from G.C. Sudbury, Science Research Council, 14 October 1974, forwarding, on behalf of John Hutchinson, notes on a discussion on 'Planetary Observations using the Northern Hemisphere Observatory'; a copy of a reply by Miss S.P.E. Hall, Redman's Secretary, 16 October 1974; and a copy of note entitled 'NHO: Provision for Planetary Observations', sent by Redman to Hutchinson, 11 November 1974.
8 pages.
14 Oct. 1974–11 Nov. 1974
280 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope regarding Pope's proposals to increase the effective aperture of the Isaac Newton Telescope from 96 to 100 inches. Pope encloses a copy of H.V. Skan Ltd's formal tender for 2.5m and 2.62m mirror blanks. There are also Redman's handwritten notes on his telephone conversation with Pope of 13 November 1974. Redman's last letter mentions a new prime focus corrector lens.
21 pages.
17 Oct. 1974–13 Nov. 1974
281 Letter to J.D. Pope. A photocopy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope regarding Anglo-Australian Telescope setting errors.
2 pages.
3 Dec. 1974
282 Letter from R.V. Willstrop. A copy of a letter from R.V. Willstrop to J.D. Pope regarding the spectrographs and altazimuth mountings on drawing M-024-T of the Isaac Newton Telescope and a 4.5m telescope.
2 pages.
13 Jan. 1974
283 Letter from F. Graham Smith. A letter from F. Graham Smith regarding the possibility of using the 4.5m telescope in the infrared.
1 page.
3 Feb. 1974
284 Letter from F. Graham Smith. A letter from F. Graham Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 6 February 1975, enclosing a copy a letter from F.W. Jackson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 4 February 1975, containing a quote for David Brown to examine the new blank at Schott's.
2 pages.
6 Feb. 1974
285 Letter from R.V. Willstrop. A copy of a letter from R.V. Willstrop to J.D. Pope commenting on the draft specification for the new Isaac Newton Telescope primary mirror.
2 pages.
10 Feb. 1974
286 Letter from A. Hewish. A copy of a letter from A. Hewish, University of Cambridge, to R.F. Griffin, 17 January 1973, regarding scintillation theory.
2 pages.
1973
287 Extract on the refractive index. A copy of a letter from R.J. Scaddan, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 12 February 1975, enclosing an extract from a Ph.D. thesis describing some of the previous work performed on measuring the refractive index structure content.
39 pages.
1975
288 Registers of N.H.O. correspondence. A printed register of correspondence regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, September 1972 - February 1975, and a written list covering October 1972 - February 1973.
1 folder.
circa 1975
289 Letters from W.V.D. Hodge. Two letters from W.V.D. Hodge, Royal Society, 13 November 1959 and 25 January 1960, enclosing a copy of Hodge's letter to R. Woolley, 13 November 1959, concerning matters discussed by the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy. In his letters, Hodge reveals private information on the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the political considerations underlining Menzies' 'cooling off' the Commonwealth telescope, and his ideas on a solution.
5 pages.
13 Nov. 1959–25 Jan. 1960
290 Correspondence of the A.A.T. Working Party. Correspondence between members of the Working Party formed by R. Woolley to consider the design study for a 150-inch telescope. The correspondents include Woolley; Redman; S.C.B. Gascoigne, Royal Greenwich Observatory; B.J. Bok, Director, Mount Stromlo Observatory; and A. Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory. Bok sends copies of his reports on visits to the Lick, Mount Palomar and Kitt Peak Observatories, and to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman to Hunter, 17 May 1964, in which he makes comments and suggestions on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope report and encloses a revised version of the proposed telescope design study.
25 pages.
28 May 1963–17 May 1964
291 Correspondence on an A.A.T. meeting. A copy of a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley, 16 April 1964, regarding the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee meeting on 25 March. There is also a letter from Alan Hunter, 21 April 1964, sending a memorandum by W.L. Francis entitled 'Suggested Terms of Reference of Mission to Australia', which was circulated at the meeting.
3 pages.
16 Apr. 1964–21 Apr. 1964
292 Correspondence on the Mission to Australia. A letter from R.W.J. Keay, Royal Society, 7 May 1964, regarding Redman having received approval to be a member of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee Mission to Australia; a letter from R. Woolley, 15 May 1964, requesting a postponement of this trip so that he can attend a meeting; and a copy of Redman's reply to Woolley, 18 May 1964, stating that he finds Woolley's request inconvenient, and also asking for the time and expenses to visit Kitt Peak. There is also a short handwritten note on site-testing, 5 October 1964.
4 pages.
7 May 1964–5 Oct. 1964
293 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. A copy of a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley, 9 January 1965, and Woolley's reply of 3 May, regarding the joint approach by the Royal Society and Australian Academy to the British and Australian governments concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 pages.
9 Jan. 1965–3 May 1965
294 Letter to D.C. Martin. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.C. Martin, Royal Society, containing his amendments to the Southern Hemisphere Telescope draft SHT/5(65).
1 page.
18 May 1965
295 Correspondence with Hermann Bondi. Correspondence with Hermann Bondi, King's College, University of London, regarding setting up a committee to formulate the British point of view on design problems in relation to the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, and discussing possible members.
3 pages.
14 Jan. 1966–15 Jan. 1966
296 Correspondence on the Australian attitude. A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie, Science Research Council, to R. Woolley, 24 August 1966, enclosing the Australian reply to the British proposals for the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, as well as a copy of a draft telegram sent by the British representatives to the High Commission, Canberra. The papers describe how the Australians appear to believe that the British are procrastinating and that they envisage adding the Americans to the telescope scheme.
5 pages.
1966
297 Letter from W.L. Francis. A copy of a letter from W.L. Francis, Science Research Council, to Hermann Bondi, 20 January 1967, regarding the visit of O.J. Eggen and K.N. Jones, Canberra, to begin talks on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, with an accompanying compliments slip containing Redman's handwritten notes.
2 pages.
1967
298 Telegram from Canberra. A copy of confidential telegram, No. 609, 14 April 1967, sent from Canberra to the Commonwealth Office, agreeing to a joint partnership for building and operating a 150-inch telescope, subject to agreement on site, design and other matters.
2 pages.
1967
299 Correspondence on Redman's visit. Correspondence regarding Redman's visit to Kitt Peak and Vancouver to discuss design proposals for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. The correspondents are C.S. Beals, Ontario; J.F. Hosie; W.L. Francis; S.C.B. Gascoigne, Mount Stromlo Observatory, who encloses an interim report prepared by him and Hermann Wehner on 'A Visit of the 150-inch Technical Committee to the USA. May 1967'; and J.D. Pope. There are handwritten drafts of letters from Redman to W.L. Francis, 20 May 1967, and (on the reverse) J.F. Hosie, undated and crossed through.
17 pages.
4 May 1967–10 June 1967
300 Letter from J.F. Hosie. A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie to M. Carpenter, Science Research Council, 6 June 1967, urging the setting up of permanent committee and boards to deal with the Anglo-Australian Telescope and enclosing a sketch of a chair of authority, which includes Redman's pencilled comments.
3 pages.
1967
301 Letter from M. Carpenter. A letter from M. Carpenter listing points which Redman should be ready to discuss at a meeting on 15 June to prepare a working brief on the design and specification of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
12 June 1967
302 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 15 June 1967, commenting on Redman's report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope as amended by the Australians, and enclosing two appendices to be added: a list of points requiring a decision in August, and the part of the 1964 report relating to programmes. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 19 June, concerning a July meeting to investigate technical matters before the Joint Policy Committee meeting in August.
5 pages.
15 June 1967–19 June 1967
303 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen, Mount Stromlo Observatory, regarding site testing considerations at Siding Spring, which he states should be an item on the agenda of the first Joint Policy Committee meeting.
2 pages.
20 June 1967
304 Correspondence with R.J. Harris. A letter from R.J. Harris, Science Research Council, 20 June 1967, and Redman's reply of 22 June, regarding estimates of costs for the Southern Hemisphere Telescope based on Canadian figures.
4 pages.
20 June 1967–22 June 1967
305 Message from the S.R.C. A message received from the Science Research Council, with pencilled amendments by Redman, regarding the meetings of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Committee, mirror blank suppliers and the forthcoming Joint Policy Committee meeting.
2 pages.
3 July 1967
306 Correspondence on the A.A.T. Copies of letters from E.G. Bowen, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to W.L. Francis, 4 July 1967; K.N. Jones to S.C.B. Gascoigne, Australian National University, 13 July 1967; and J.F. Hosie to K.N. Jones, 25 July 1967, regarding the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, discussing the Joint Policy Committee and the appointment of a project engineer. There is also a draft press release on the J.P.C.
7 pages.
1967
307 Letter from R.J. Harris. A letter from R.J. Harris regarding arrangements for a meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee.
1 page.
11 July 1967
308 Letter from R.J. Harris. A letter from R.J. Harris regarding the written specifications for the Kitt Peak Telescope prepared by W.R. Lydster.
1 page.
22 Sep. 1967
309 Correspondence with M. Carpenter. A letter from M. Carpenter, 26 September 1967, regarding the appointment of R.L. Ford, Royal Radar Establishment, as a United Kingdom representative to work with H.C. Minnett at the Commonwealth Scientific Research Organisation on the drive and control system of the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Carpenter encloses a copy of his letter to Ford, 26 September 1967, suggesting that he consult Redman or J.D. Pope, the British representatives on the Joint Policy Committee Technical Committee, before a meeting on the drive and control system on 9 October. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 27 September.
3 pages.
26 Sep. 1967–27 Sep. 1967
310 Correspondence with I.A. Learmouth. A copy of Redman's letter to I.A. Learmouth, Science Research Council, 11 October 1967, regarding an inaccurate minute of the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board meeting on 19 September, with Learmouth's reply of 13 October.
2 pages.
11 Oct. 1967–13 Oct. 1967
311 Letter from R.J. Harris. Two letters from R.J. Harris, 18 October 1967 and 16 January 1968, regarding the proposed contract with W.R. Lydster, Engineers and Designers, to prepare designs and drawings for items for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and discussing the choice of consulting engineers for the preliminary site survey. Harris encloses copies of correspondence between Hermann Wehner, Mount Stromlo Observatory and W.R. Lydster, 22 December 1967 and 2 January 1968.
5 pages.
18 Oct. 1967–16 Jan. 1968
312 Letter from M. Carpenter. A copy of a letter from M. Carpenter to R. Woolley regarding the first information letter on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
2 pages.
1 Nov. 1967
313 Correspondence on the A.A.T. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne; M. Carpenter; V. Williamson, Siding Spring Observatory; and O.J. Eggen regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including arrangements for the Technical Committee and Joint Policy Committee meetings in Australia, reports to be produced, site testing and optics, including abolishing the prime focus.
14 pages.
11 Nov. 1967–27 Dec. 1967
314 Letter from R.J. Harris. A letter from R.J. Harris requesting that the Technical Committee consider the elaborate backup system for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Drive and Control System proposed in a preliminary report by R.L. Ford and H.C. Minnett.
1 page.
12 Mar. 1968
315 Letter to J.F. Hosie. A letter to J.F. Hosie regarding M.H. Jeffery's Progress Report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope and Redman's availability for meetings in July and August.
1 page.
21 May 1968
316 Letter to M.H. Jeffery. A copy of a letter to M.H. Jeffery regarding Redman's notes on the meetings of the previous week concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and expressing his worries about the elaborate mechanical design work needed for the receiving equipment and for the automatic guiding and trailing apparatus recommended by P.I.L.O.T. (Panel of Instrumentation for the Large Telescopes).
2 pages.
20 Aug. 1968
317 Letters from Lloyd Secord. Two letters from Lloyd C. Secord, Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates, 25 October 1968 and 4 November 1968, with a copy of his letter to J.F. Hosie, 25 October 1968, requesting a meeting in London.
3 pages.
25 Oct. 1968–4 Nov. 1968
318 Letter from J.F. Hosie. A letter from J.F. Hosie requesting Redman's advice on site testing for the Anglo-Australian Telescope and discussing the selection of site 7A in order that a firm decision may be reached before the next Joint Policy Committee meeting in March in Australia.
1 page.
20 Nov. 1968
319 Letter to M.H. Jeffery. A copy of a letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery regarding the P.A.N.E.L. (Panel of Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) instrumentation proposals, with detailed comments on spectroscopy, mirror coating, photoelectric guiding and instrumentation procedure.
3 pages.
12 Dec. 1968
320 Letter to John Hutchinson. A letter to John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, containing suggested corrections and additions to the minutes of the Anglo-Australian Telescope meeting of 31 December 1968.
2 pages.
16 Jan. 1969
321 Letter from M.H. Jeffery. A copy of a letter from M.H. Jeffery, Project Manager, Anglo-Australian Telescope, to J.F. Hosie, 28 January 1969, regarding the increased estimates by Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates for the tube; the new interchange proposals and problems; and the decision not to built a copy of the Kitt Peak National Observatory telescope. There is also a compliments slips containing Redman's handwritten comments.
5 pages.
1969
322 Letters to R.J. Harris. A copy of a letter from Redman to R.J. Harris of 11 February 1969, containing his further thoughts on the evaluation of design studies for the drive and autoguiding of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and 14 April 1969, sending copies of various papers acquired in Canberra (not included).
3 pages.
11 Feb. 1969–14 Apr. 1969
323 Letter from H.C. Minnett. A letter from H.C. Minnett, Project Manager, Anglo-Australian Telescope, regarding the establishment of a small group to study the auto-guidance facilities needed for the A.A.T., and asking for Redman's comments on a preliminary report.
1 page.
24 Dec. 1969
324 Letter from R.J. Harris. A handwritten letter from R.J. Harris regarding a telegram from Owens-Illinois concerning stripping the secondary mirror blanks, and discussing dates for the next meetings of the Joint Policy Committee of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
1 Jan. 1970
325 Letters from Minnett and Hosie. A copy of a letter from H.C. Minnett, Project Manager, Anglo-Australian Telescope, to K.N. Jones, 23 January 1970, regarding the Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle estimates for the building and dome and possible cast savings; and a copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie to R. Woolley, 2 February 1970, stating that the United Kingdom members of the A.A.T. Joint Policy Committee will not go out to tender on the basis of the present drawing, and describing his request to K.N. Jones that the matter be fully discussed at the next Joint Policy Committee meeting on 23 March.
4 pages.
23 Jan. 1970–2 Feb. 1970
326 Correspondence on A.A.T. meetings. Letters from J.F. Hosie, 19 February 1970, and John Hutchinson, 23 February 1970, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee meeting in Australia and a preliminary meeting of astronomers on 20 March to discuss the building design; and copies of Redman's correspondence with R.J. Harris and H.C. Minnett, by letter and telex, regarding travel arrangements, including a visit to Victoria B.C. to see spectrographs.
6 pages.
19 Feb. 1970–2 Mar. 1970
327 Letter from Roger Griffin. A copy of a letter from Roger Griffin to J.F. Hosie regarding the Coudé spectrograph of the Anglo-Australian Telescope and the agreement of a detailed specification during a recent visit to Australia that largely follows recommendations submitted in the paper PILOT/22.
2 pages.
1970
328 Letter on Redman's visits. A letter from Redman to R.J. Harris enclosing Redman's notes on his visits to Australia and Canada to discuss the Anglo-Australian Telescope and other matters, including his informal discussions with S.C.B. Gascoigne and J.D. Pope at Canberra, 18 March 1970; the preliminary astronomers' meeting, Canberra, 20 March; the Joint Policy Committee meetings, 24-25 March; his visit to Mount Koban, 29-30 March; and his visit to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, B.C., 31 March.
17 pages.
13 Apr. 1970
329 Correspondence with J.F. Hosie. Correspondence with J.F. Hosie regarding the extension of the arrangements for Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to act as consultants on the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the death of M.H. Jeffery and his possible successors as A.A.T. Project Manager, and the comments of the Observatories Syndicate on the first report on the future of the Cambridge Observatories.
3 pages.
16 Apr. 1970–27 Apr. 1970
330 Notes on the A.A.T. meeting. A letter from H.C. Minnett, 4 June 1970, enclosing notes (dated 5 June) on the fifth meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee, March 1970, with a list of matters for action on instrumentation resulting from the meeting.
8 pages.
June 1970
331 Letters to Hosie and Hutchinson. Copies of letters from Redman to J.F. Hosie and John Hutchinson regarding the French scheme for a large telescope and the choice by the French of a Palomar type mounting, rather than Kitt Peak mounting. There is also mention of a new form of declination bearing advocated by Freeman Fox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 pages.
9 June 1970
332 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope, 27 June 1970, regarding the system for focus stabilisation to be adopted for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. He describes the problem of focus control relating to changes of temperature in the steel of the telescope tube, and discusses possible courses of action.
6 pages.
1970
333 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers, Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories, to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee recommending that the quotation from Boller and Chivens for a fast Cassegrain spectrograph be accepted and that the specification for the image tube assembly and grating be delayed for one year.
1 page.
23 July 1970
334 Letter from J.F. Hosie. A copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie to V.C. Reddish, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, expressing concern about the computer control system study and the decision by S.C.B. Gascoigne to consult with astronomers before a final specification is written.
2 pages.
11 Sep. 1970
335 Letter from W.A. Goodsell. A letter from William A. Goodsell, Project Manager, Anglo-Australian Telescope, 14 September 1970, enclosing 'Matters for Action' resulting from the sixth Joint Policy Committee meeting, and requesting that a draft technical section for the corrector lenses specification be prepared by Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne. There is also a copy of a second letter from Goodsell, 29 September 1970, regarding a directive missing from the 'Matters for Action' list.
4 pages.
14 Sep. 1970–29 Sep. 1970
336 Letter from W.A. Goodsell. A copy of a letter from William A. Goodsell to R.L. Ford regarding his membership of a Steering Committee to meet in Canberra to prepare a submission on computer design for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee.
2 pages.
16 Oct. 1970
337 Letter to J.F. Hosie. A confidential letter from Redman to J.F. Hosie referring to a letter sent by R. Griffin, Hale Observatory, to J. Ring, Chairman of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel of Instrumentation for the Large Optical Telescopes), expressing fears that Anglo-Australian Telescope administrative arrangements may be agreed, which will lead to the Australians having virtually full control of the telescope.
2 pages.
20 Oct. 1970
338 Correspondence with J.F. Hosie. A letter from J.F. Hosie to Redman, 23 November 1970, and a copy of Redman's reply of 27 November, regarding the delay in the availability of the GEC-AEI Computer design study, arrangements for meetings, and the use of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) machinery for Redman's consultations with astronomers. Redman expresses the view that P.I.L.O.T. should do some urgent homework on design.
3 pages.
23 Nov. 1970–27 Nov. 1970
339 Letter from B.N. Watts. A letter from B.N. Watts to Redman to confirm their recent telephone conversation that Redman will be attending the meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on 8 January 1971.
1 page.
25 Nov. 1970
340 Letter to B.N. Watts. A copy of Redman's letter to B.N. Watts regarding P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) matters, including clearances between the Cassegrain focus and Cassegrain cage horseshoe.
2 pages.
15 Mar. 1971
341 Correspondence on the A.A.T. autoguider. A letter from John Hutchinson, 25 May 1971, enclosing copies of J.F. Hosie's correspondence with W.A. Goodsell, 7 and 24 May 1971, regarding the fact that United Kingdom representatives are unable to agree to the A.A.T. Project Office's proposals on the autoguider unit, but will consider further proposals after the Rodgers Committee meeting in June.
3 pages.
25 May 1971
342 Correspondence of J.F. Hosie. A letter from J.F. Hosie, 25 June 1971; a copy of Redman's reply, 28 June 1971; and a copy of a letter from Hosie to R. Woolley, 7 July 1971. The letters discuss the A.A.T. autoguider system, including the different views of the Project Office and the United Kingdom members about it, and refer to the meeting of the Astronomers' Advisory Committee in Canberra on 7 June. There are two accompanying photographs taken by the Site Engineer showing the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
4 pages + 2 photographs.
25 June 1971–7 July 1971
343 Letter to R. Harris. A copy of a letter from Redman to R. Harris, 12 July 1971, containing the itinerary of Redman's recent Malta-Canberra-Victoria journey, with manuscript notes of the same date describing his visit to the University of British Columbia and Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, 16-17 June 1971.
4 pages.
12 July 1971
344 Correspondence with J.F. Hosie. A copy of a letter to J.F. Hosie, 2 September 1971, concerning currency with regard to the rent for the solar tunnel in Malta, and reporting that the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirror is likely to be ready for final tests by the end of the month. There is also an extract from Hosie's reply of 14 September, regarding the mirror and R.V. Willstrop's expenses for carrying out its testing.
2 pages.
Sep. 1971
345 Letter from John Hutchinson. A copy of a letter from John Hutchinson informing Redman that the newly formed Anglo-Australian Telescope Board will issue arrival reports and, as a consequence, Information Letter No. 10 will be the last of that series.
1 page.
22 Oct. 1971
346 Letter from P. Notcutt. A copy of a letter from P. Notcutt, Science Research Council, to P. Wigley, Royal Society, describing the development and progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope since March and giving the main decisions reached at the second A.A.T. Board meeting in August.
2 pages.
29 Oct. 1971
347 Letter from John Hutchinson. A letter from John Hutchinson informing Redman that B. Watts has taken over general liaison duties with the Anglo-Australian Telescope project in place of R. Harris.
1 page.
2 Dec. 1971
348 Correspondence on the spectrograph. Correspondence concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope Coudé spectrograph, including a letter from J.F. Hosie, 4 January 1972, enclosing an extract from the Anglo-Australian progress report for the quarter ending December 1971, and asking for a briefing; and a copy of a letter from R. Griffin to J.F. Hosie, 4 February 1972, enclosing copies of telegrams exchanged with H. Wehner, as well as R. Griffin's letter to Wehner of 15 January. Griffin complains about the delay in implementing the design of the Coudé spectrograph completed in November 1970, and threatens to discharge his responsibilities unless the Anglo-Australian Board authorises the requisite expenditure at or before the next meeting.
9 pages.
4 Jan. 1972–4 Feb. 1972
349 Correspondence with B.N. Watts. A copy of a letter from Redman to B.N. Watts, 7 January 1972, and Watts's reply of 11 January, regarding an article on site testing and concerning J.F. Hosie's letter on the Coudé spectrograph, which is to be delivered to R. Griffin by Mrs Griffin.
2 pages.
7 Jan. 1972–11 Jan. 1972
350 Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell. A copy of Redman's letter to William A. Goodsell, 7 January 1972, enquiring about the meeting date for the Astronomers' Working Party, with Goodsell's telegraph in reply, 11 January 1972.
2 pages.
7 Jan. 1972–11 Jan. 1972
351 Letter from P.R. Gillingham. A copy of a letter from P.R. Gillingham, Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office, to B.N. Watts, 25 February 1972, containing answers to technical comments prepared by P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for the Large Optical Telescopes) on the prime focus camera specification. There is also a copy of 'Reply to U.K. Comments on Prime Focus Camera' by Redman, dated 23 February 1972.
4 pages.
25 Feb. 1972
352 Letter to B.N. Watts. A copy of a letter from Redman to B.N. Watts commenting on Annex I to the Minutes of the Joint Meeting of the Large Telescope Users' Panel and P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes), February 1973, concerning primary mirror figuring and the computer.
1 page.
5 Apr. 1973
353 Letter to V.C. Reddish. A copy of a letter from Redman to V.C. Reddish, Siding Spring Observatory, regretting that he cannot attend the Anglo-Australian Telescope opening ceremony and commenting on progress at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 page.
24 July 1973
354 Letter to B.N. Watts. A copy of a letter from Redman to B.N. Watts containing comments by Redman and R.V. Willstrop on a draft press release.
2 pages.
9 Aug. 1973
355 Correspondence with Jean Melville. A copy of a letter from Redman to Jean Melville, Science Research Council, 20 March 1974, enclosing Redman's informal report on the present state of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, written for the Large Telescope Users' Panel and P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes). There is also Miss Melville's reply of 21 March.
4 pages.
20 Mar. 1974–21 Mar. 1974
356 Letter from D.W. Cunliffe. A letter from D.W. Cunliffe, 1 April 1974, containing the programme for the next meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board with which Redman will be concerned, with a copy of a letter from R.A. Hohnen, Secretary of the Australian National University, 21 March 1974, regarding the increased costs of photometers and requesting an extension of the contract of Messrs Pool and Irons.
4 pages.
1974
357 Letter to C.A. Murray. A copy of a letter from Redman to C.A. Murray, Secretary, Large Telescope Users' Panel, reminding United Kingdom observers that H.R.F. Gollnow, Siding Spring Observatory, requires 12 months' notice to obtain special emulsion Kodak plates for the Anglo-Australian Telescope work.
1 page.
21 May 1974
358 Correspondence on an Australian visit. Correspondence regarding Redman's visit to Australia, including a letter from John Cima, Science Research Council, 4 November 1974, enclosing a copy of a telex from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 4 November, concerning the aluminising of the A.A.T. mirror; a copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson, 11 November, requesting Science Research Council approval for his travel plans and referring to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planetary Atmosphere Working Group; a letter from Miss Jean Melville to Redman, 14 November, agreeing to his travel arrangements; and a handwritten message from Redman, 18 November, concerning his travel arrangements, dictated to Miss Melville's secretary for transmission to the Project Office.
5 pages.
4 Nov. 1974–18 Nov. 1974
359 Letters from Redman. Copies of letters from Redman to Miss Jean Melville, Sir Fred Hoyle and F. Graham Smith, Royal Greenwich Observatory, regarding Redman's report of his visit to the Siding Spring Observatory. Redman congratulates Hoyle on the award of a Royal Medal from the Royal Society. In a letter to F. Graham Smith, he expresses the opinion that J. Wampler should spend more time at the Siding Spring Observatory, and recommends Jack Rothwell as a member of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Project team.
3 pages.
6 Jan. 1975–8 Jan. 1975
360 Letter from M.O. Robins. A copy of a circular letter from M.O. Robins, Science Research Council, enclosing a copy of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board policy statement, February 1975, concerning the duties of the Director and his staff, the temporary location of the scientific base, and the principles for the allocation of observing time for a one-year trial period.
3 pages.
20 Feb. 1975
361 Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell. Correspondence with William A. Goodsell regarding the establishment of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party, the members and the dates of forthcoming meetings.
5 pages.
8 Mar. 1971–30 Mar. 1971
362 Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell. Correspondence with William A. Goodsell regarding Redman's attendance at the second meeting of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party and travel arrangements; and a telex message from Goodsell to R.J. Harris, for Redman, requesting Redman's presence at the meeting of 7 June.
5 pages.
16 Apr. 1971–18 May 1971
363 Correspondence with Rodgers and Reddish. Correspondence of Redman, A.W. Rodgers and V.C. Reddish, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Redman comments on the preliminary agenda for the first A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party meeting on 14 April, and discusses computer algorithms, a computer specification, the autoguider, dome and windscreen control by computer, and the design of the Cassegrain cage. He makes suggestions to Rodgers for the agenda of the 7 June meeting, and asks Reddish for his views on autoguiders. The correspondence also includes copies of Reddish's letters to Rodgers, commenting on points made by Redman.
11 pages.
2 Apr. 1971–13 May 1971
364 Letter to John Hutchinson. A letter from Redman to John Hutchinson enclosing Redman's informal report on the meeting of the A.A.T. Astronomers Advisory Committee at Canberra, 7-8 June 1971.
9 pages.
25 June 1971
365 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers, Chairman, Anglo-Australian Telescope Project, to J.H. Hosie, regarding the autoguider head and recommending that the Project Office continue the development of the image dissector head. There is also an annotated draft of the letter.
3 pages.
11 June 1971
366 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 9 August 1971, suggesting subjects for discussion at the meeting of the Rodgers Committee on 27 August, and also recommending that J.D. Pope and representatives from P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) be invited. The letter was written following the receipt of an enclosed telegram from the Science Research Council, 4 August 1971, relaying the contents of a cable from D.W. Cunliffe.
3 pages.
4 Aug. 1971–9 Aug. 1971
367 Correspondence with J.F. Hosie. Correspondence with J.F. Hosie. Redman encloses a copy of the agenda for the meeting of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party on 18 October 1971 and a copy of his letter to V.C. Reddish of that date, in which he complains that United Kingdom representatives unable to attend meetings were not given adequate time to send written comments. Hosie encloses a copy of his letter to W.A. Goodsell, requesting an improvement in communication with the United Kingdom members.
5 pages.
19 Oct. 1971–25 Oct. 1971
368 Letter from Maston Beard. A letter from Maston Beard, Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office, requesting comments on the functional specification for the computer system.
2 pages.
21 Oct. 1971
369 Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers. Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers regarding the Users Specification of the Computer Guidance and Control System, the date of the next meeting of the A.A.T. Working Party, H. Kobler's autoguider on the 74-inch telescope, and Redman's visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 17 November. There are also copies of correspondence between Rodgers and V.C. Reddish concerning meetings of the Working Party.
5 pages.
8 Nov. 1971–22 Nov. 1971
370 Correspondence of the Astronomical Working Party. Correspondence between A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party members regarding photometers, scanners, and the T.V., Wampler and Digicon systems. There are letters from Redman and V.C. Reddish to A.W. Rodgers expressing their views; a copy of a letter from Rodgers to W.A. Goodsell, 4 January 1972, concerning P. Gillingham's modifications to the acquisition head to allow the television camera to view the slit of the medium dispersion spectrograph; Reddish's comments on the preceding matter, 10 January 1972; Rodgers's correspondence with D. Palmer, Royal Greenwich Observatory, on viewing a slit image by television; a copy of Rodgers's letter to M. Beard, 12 January 1972, on the control computer part of the Computer Users Specification; a copy of Redman's letter to Rodgers, 26 January 1972, on the medium dispersion spectrograph and television slit viewing; and a copy of Reddish's letter to Rodgers, 2 February 1972, discussing the Spectrum Scanner and stating that the decision by the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board to place a contract with the Mount Stromlo Observatory was premature.
18 pages.
17 Dec. 1971–2 Feb. 1972
371 Letter to V.C. Reddish. A letter from Redman to V.C. Reddish sending corrected minutes of the meeting of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party in February 1972 (not included).
1 page.
14 Apr. 1972
372 Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers. Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers regarding the need for a scan mode as one of the control functions at the console of a telescope operated under computer control, image tubes to replace the transfer optics required by the Kobler-Waterworth system, and the tube for the Cassegrain television camera.
4 pages.
1 May 1972–16 May 1972
373 Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers. A letter from A.W. Rodgers, 29 May 1972, and Redman's reply of 6 June, regarding the agenda for the next A.A.T. Astronomers Working Party meeting in June. There is a handwritten note at the end of Rodgers's letter wishing Redman well in his retirement.
2 pages.
29 May 1972–6 June 1972
374 Correspondence with Cunliffe and Goodsell. Correspondence with D.W. Cunliffe and William A. Goodsell, 11 July 1972 - 18 August 1972, and a copy of Cunliffe's letter to V.C. Reddish, 30 June 1972, regarding the minutes of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party meeting on 28 June 1972, and concerning the next meeting in September, which Redman is to attend.
5 pages.
30 June 1972–18 Aug. 1972
375 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers to William A. Goodsell expressing concern at the delay in the acquisition of software manpower.
1 page.
7 Aug. 1972
376 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers, Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office, to H. Kobler, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, regarding the television input specification and suggesting companies for his tender list.
1 page.
19 Sep. 1972
377 Letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne to William A. Goodsell regarding his tests of the Waterworth spectrograph camera and recommending its abandonment. There is an accompanying table containing extracts of the results of running rays through two fans.
2 pages.
27 Oct. 1972
378 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A letter from A.W. Rodgers to William A. Goodsell recommending that the Newtonian/Nasmyth system for a television finder, as proposed by P. Gillingham, be accepted as a result of the investigations of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party.
1 page.
8 Jan. 1973
379 Correspondence with A.W. Rodgers. A copy of a letter from Redman to A.W. Rodgers, 16 February 1973, containing suggested topics for the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party meeting on 15-17 March 1973, with pencilled notes in the margin and separate handwritten notes about Computer Automated Measurements and Control. There is also a letter from A.W. Rodgers to Redman, 28 February 1973, enclosing the agenda for the meeting, with handwritten additions by Redman.
4 pages.
16 Feb. 1973–28 Feb. 1973
380 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A letter from A.W. Rodgers enclosing a copy of the agenda for the meeting of the A.A.T. Astronomical Working Party on 21 November 1973.
2 pages.
26 Oct. 1973
381 Correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel. Correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel, Royal Greenwich Observatory, including a copy of Redman's notes on his visit with Pagel to Canberra and Siding Spring in November 1973, and Pagel's own account of this visit. In a postscript to his letter of 15 January 1974, Redman provides a progress report on the A.A.T. site and records that J. Wampler is to be Anglo-Australian Telescope Director.
31 pages.
21 Dec. 1973–18 Jan. 1974
382 Letter from B.E.J. Pagel. A copy of a letter from B.E.J. Pagel to S.C.B. Gascoigne informing him of the Air Proving Ground Center discussions on A. Boksenberg's Image Photon Counting System, which various observatories are keen to use. Pagel records that the Air Proving Ground Center is funding Boksenberg to continue observing at Palomar, to extend his system to two dimensions and to build a system for the Anglo-Australian Telescope in collaboration with the Royal Greenwich Observatory, subject to agreement with J. Wampler. Pagel also states that he does not want to come to Australia in April.
2 pages.
22 Feb. 1974
383 Letter from A.W. Rodgers. A copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers to J. Wampler regarding his conversation with Chet Wheeler of Boller and Chivens about a Cassegrain Schmidt camera for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and asking Wampler to obtain a quote so that the A.A.T. Board can consider it with the C G. Wynne camera proposal. He also requests Wampler's attendance at the next Astronomical Working Party meeting.
2 pages.
4 Mar. 1974
384 Correspondence of Gascoigne and Rodgers. A telex and a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding travel arrangements for Redman's visit to Australia, and enclosing a note from A.W. Rodgers about the future work of the Astronomical Working Party, given that the A.A.T. Project Office proposes to disband it. There are also copies of letters from S.C.B. Gascoigne, M. Beard and B.E.J. Pagel to A.W. Rodgers agreeing that the work of the A.W.P. is complete.
7 pages.
15 Mar. 1974–27 Mar. 1974
385 Correspondence on Australian temperature. Correspondence with R. Woolley and A.R. Hogg, Mount Stromlo Observatory, regarding temperature fluctuations at various heights above ground in Australia. The letters include reference to the United Kingdom Meteorological Office Geophysical Memoirs, Nos 71 and 77. Redman's letter to Woolley, 17 April 1964, discusses E.H. Linfoot and mirror alignment tolerance, while his letter of 1 May criticises Australian microthermal measurements. The correspondence also includes copies of letters from W.S. Swinbank, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, to R. Woolley on recording temperature fluctuations, and a letter from J.N. McRae, Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, to Redman giving information on the incidence and behaviour of cold fronts in Australia and barometric pressure data.
13 pages.
21 Jan. 1964–1 May 1964
386 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. Correspondence with Richard Woolley regarding Woolley's correspondence with F. Pasquill, Meteorological Office, Bracknell, concerning micrometeorology, taking into account local topography. Woolley refers to travel arrangements for Australia in his letter of 25 May.
6 pages.
25 May 1964–9 June 1964
387 Letter from Alan Hunter. A handwritten letter from Alan Hunter containing an account of his visit to Western Australia, mentioning the proposed Singleton site and the new Perth Observatory site, and including his thoughts on sites for the Anglo-Australian Telescope and the dominant influences.
4 pages.
7 Aug. 1964
388 Telex to Hindman and Williamson. A copy of a telex sent by Redman to J.V. Hindman and Vic Williamson, Siding Spring Observatory, giving instructions for the anemometers to be left recording undisturbed because the Technical Committee is worried by anemometer uncertainties.
1 page.
20 Mar. 1967
389 Letter to O.J. Eggen. A copy of a letter from Redman to O.J. Eggen, Mount Stromlo Observatory, regarding the urgency of investigating the local wind structure over and around Siding Spring Mountain, because it was necessary to consider the mechanical effect of wind on dome and telescope and the effect of wind on seeing. Redman suggests using masts fitted with fast resistance anemometers for tests.
2 pages.
1 May 1967
390 Correspondence with Hermann Wehner. A telegram from Hermann Wehner to Redman, 16 September 1967, and a copy of Redman's reply of 27 September, regarding the erection of masts and testing equipment at the Australian site.
5 pages.
16 Sep. 1967–27 Sep. 1967
391 Letters on an Australian visit. Copies of letters from Redman to O.J. Eggen, J.V. Hindman and Vic Williamson summarising the decisions made during his visit to Siding Spring Observatory with regard to recording at various sites and the reduction of microthermal records.
6 pages.
10 Nov. 1967
392 Correspondence with J.V. Hindman. Correspondence with J.V. Hindman regarding the progress of records and equipment and the effect of a plague of ladybirds. Redman encloses a summary of the resistance thermometer results from the pen recorder charts and asks for further meteorological and seeing data.
6 pages.
14 Nov. 1967–24 Nov. 1967
393 Correspondence on meteorological data. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, J.V. Hindman and Vic Williamson regarding the reductions of microthermal runs for 30-31 October and 1 November, future committee meetings, and the second packet of microthermal reductions, with a telegram from Williamson, 14 December 1967, requesting data.
14 pages.
28 Nov. 1967–29 Dec. 1967
394 Letter to Hindman and Williamson. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.V. Hindman and Vic Williamson, 3 January 1968, enclosing a preliminary site report based on records of November 1967, including pencilled marginal notes and reductions in pencil at the end, which are dated 8 January.
9 pages.
3 Jan. 1968–8 Jan. 1968
395 Letters from Williamson and Gascoigne. A letter from Vic Williamson regarding the damage to the Station equipment at Siding Spring caused by rainfall, and a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne concerning a change of site, an error in the computer program and Redman's travel arrangements for his visit to Australia.
2 pages.
8 Jan. 1968
396 Letter from R.J. Boyle. A copy of a letter from R.J. Boyle, Divisional Engineer, Television, Postmaster-General's Department, regarding investigating television interference to amplifiers at the Siding Spring Observatory.
1 page.
Feb. 1968
397 Letter to J.V. Hindman. A handwritten copy of a letter from Redman to J.V. Hindman regarding Redman's meeting with Vic Williamson about the adjustment of anemometers; seeing monitors; O.J. Eggen's request for microthermal measurements at 60 feet; and dust collectors.
3 pages.
14 Feb. 1968
398 Correspondence on meteorological data. Correspondence with Vic Williamson, J.V. Hindman and Mrs Wilkie, Mount Stromlo Observatory, regarding data required for Redman's final revision of the Site Testing Report for the March A.A.T. Joint Policy Committee meeting, with telegrams from Williamson on anemometer calibrations and problems in obtaining data, and a copy of a letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery, 27 March, containing points to notice and a proposal for future testing.
21 pages.
5 Mar. 1968–27 Mar. 1968
399 Correspondence on meteorological data. Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery and J.V. Hindman. Hindman comments on Redman's Site Testing Report, mentions testing problems, and encloses a copy of the calibration plot for a unit taken to Sydney. A telegram by Hindman of 17 April discusses an error made in calculations from the anemometer system checked in the wind tunnel at Sidney, which Redman describes as 'shattering' in his letter of 22 April. There is also a letter from D.W. Cunliffe to Redman, 8 April 1968, agreeing with Hindman on the uncertainty of hand-held anemometer calibrations, and a copy of a letter from Cunliffe to M.H. Jeffery, dated in pen 'about' 1 May, enclosing notes on air velocity measurements and their interpretation.
25 pages.
8 Apr. 1968-May 1968
400 Correspondence with Jeffery and Hindman. Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery and J.V. Hindman regarding the Siding Spring wind records for April and May, new anemometers and recorders to be obtained, the geology of sites 3A and 7A, the increasing scepticism of astronomers on the value of seeing tests, and the death of Redman's secretary. Jeffery's letter of 18 June encloses graphs on wind speed.
17 pages.
14 May 1968–3 July 1968
401 Correspondence with J.V. Hindman. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.V. Hindman, 31 July 1968, regarding the telescope mounting for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, written in the light of talks with Mrs Burbidge, W. Sargent and J. Bolton, and discussing the temperature rise in wire from electrical heating in the microthermal apparatus. There is also Hindman's reply of 8 August.
3 pages.
31 July 1968–6 Aug. 1968
402 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A handwritten letter from Hermann Wehner referring to a graph giving a summary of meteorological observations taken at Siding Spring Observatory, site 3, ground level, for 1966-1967.
1 page.
21 Aug. 1968
403 Correspondence on microthermal measurements. Correspondence with O.J. Eggen and M.H. Jeffery regarding simultaneous microthermal measurements at 60 feet at sites 7A and 3A. Redman suggests measurements at 110 feet and instructions for making simple dust tests, and mentions the slow progress of the site tests. There is also a copy of a letter from D.W. Cunliffe to M.H. Jeffery, 3 September, concerning the installation of the new anemometers and recorders.
8 pages.
27 Aug. 1968–26 Sep. 1968
404 Correspondence with J.V. Hindman. Correspondence with J.V. Hindman regarding recording wind data at 110 feet and the problems experienced. There is also a copy of Redman's letter to M.H. Jeffery, 1 October 1968, informing him about his correspondence with Hindman and referring to push-pull pads for the main mirror side supports.
6 pages.
1 Oct. 1968–24 Oct. 1968
405 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen, 1 November 1968, regarding the convening of a small committee to evaluate that data from site testing at Siding Spring. He encloses graphs on wind records, notes on Automatic Seeing Monitor calibration, and a comparison of methods of estimating astronomical seeing by A.R. Hogg, with graphs.
1 bundle.
1968
406 Letter from M.H. Jeffery. A letter from M.H. Jeffery regarding O.J. Eggen's report on site testing; staff shortages; the lack of microthermal measurements; dust measurements; the ideal mountain site; the need for a final site selection by December; Australian National University decisions on buildings, with a reference to a sketch on the proposed layout; and primary mirror blank delivery dates.
5 pages.
11 Nov. 1968
407 Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery. Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery regarding O.J. Eggen's decision to resume site tests. Redman's letter of 25 November encloses graphs of anemometer wind record reductions for old site 3 and site 7A, and his views on the choice of site and on Jeffery's proposal layout for site 7A. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman letter to J.V. Hindman and Vic Williamson concerning microthermal and dust measurements.
21 pages.
11 Nov. 1968–27 Nov. 1968
408 Letter from O.J. Eggen. A letter from O.J. Eggen regarding the argument concerning the Automatic Seeing Monitor and Danjon seeing records, the basis of selection of wind records and the redesign of the building layout.
1 page.
3 Dec. 1968
409 Letters from Vic Williamson. Two letters from Vic Williamson, 8 and 12 December 1968, regarding the progress of tests at Coonabarabran and the damage caused at site 3A by an electrical storm. There is also a copy of Redman's letter to M.H. Jeffery, 30 December 1968, on the uncertain evidence of the slight advantage site 3A has over site 7A with regard to microthermal variability.
5 pages.
8 Dec. 1968–30 Dec. 1968
410 Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery. Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery regarding wind directions in Sidney, Canberra and Coonabarabran. Redman refers to the 'Evaluation of Phase A Design Studies for Drive' in his letter of 29 January.
7 pages.
1 Jan. 1969–29 Jan. 1969
411 Letters from Wehner and Jeffery. A letter from Hermann Wehner, 10 February 1969, and a letter from M.H. Jeffery, 13 February 1969, regarding seeing records at Siding Spring Observatory. Jeffery encloses a table of observing hours and discusses wind direction data for higher wind speeds, the unreliability of both Automatic Seeing Monitors and the lack of staff to operate any new units.
5 pages.
10 Feb. 1969
412 Cable to Hindman and Williamson. A handwritten copy of a cable from Redman to J.V. Hindman and Vic Williamson requesting data.
1 page.
1969
413 Letter from Vic Williamson. A letter from Vic Williamson providing an explanation of the dust samples taken in November and December 1968 and commenting on the completed report on observing conditions at the Siding Spring Observatory.
2 pages.
20 Feb. 1969
414 Letters to Jeffery and Williamson. Copies of letters from Redman to M.H. Jeffery, regarding the discrepancy between wind directions and speeds in 1967 and other years, and to Vic Williamson, thanking him for the 1968 wind charts.
3 pages.
28 Mar. 1969
415 Correspondence on dust collection. Copies of letters from Redman to J.H. Walker, East Malling Research Station; A.C. Chamberlain, Atomic Energy Establishment; C. Beard, Evode Ltd; and Burkard Manufacturing Co. Ltd seeking advice on methods for collecting dust, with replies from all but the last correspondent.
19 pages.
16 Apr. 1969–5 May 1969
416 Letters from P.M. Sydserff. Letters from P.M. Sydserff, Siding Spring Observatory, enclosing daily weather reports to accompany dust samples and progress reports on conditions and testing.
25 pages.
5 Aug. 1969–11 Aug. 1969
417 Letters from Hermann Wehner. Letters from Hermann Wehner sending dust samples from Mount Stromlo (not included), and including notes on the weather.
10 pages.
6 Nov. 1969–1 July 1970
418 Correspondence on dust tests. A copy of a letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery, 2 June 1969, enclosing notes on dust collectors for Siding Spring, and Redman's correspondence with Hermann Wehner and P.M. Sydserff, 11 June 1969 - 18 July 1970, thanking them for dust samples, and discussing dust testing procedure, the assessment of dust tests, and the supply of plastic Petri dishes, including a quotation for the dishes from Griffin and George Ltd, 15 August 1969.
36 pages.
2 June 1969–18 July 1970
419 Letters to P.M. Sydserff. Copies of two letters from Redman to P.M. Sydserff regarding discontinuing dust tests at Siding Spring after July, general conclusions and his final report.
2 pages.
28 July 1969–28 Aug. 1970
420 Letters from Alan Hunter. Two handwritten letters from Alan Hunter enclosing J.D. Pope's handwritten comments on Redman's diagrams about sky baffles for the 150-inch telescopes.
5 pages.
17 Mar. 1964–15 May 1964
421 Correspondence on optical systems. Correspondence with Richard Woolley, 21 September - 28 September 1964, regarding optics and increasing the F. number of the primary mirror to F5. There is also a copy of a letter from G.M. Sisson, 14 September 1964, offering help with calculations of optical systems for the A.A.T. project, and a handwritten note from E.H. Linfoot advising that C.G. Wynne should give an outline of his ideas on an appropriate type of corrector. A pencilled note at the foot of Redman's letter of 28 September states that at an informal meeting on 5 October 'it was decided not to go further with second thoughts on F5'.
7 pages.
21 Sep. 1964–28 Sep. 1964
422 Correspondence of Richard Woolley. A copy of letter from Redman to Richard Woolley, 2 November 1964, regarding Woolley's correspondence with T.H. Hardy, Corning Glass International, of 28-30 October 1964 (which is included), regarding fused silicon mirror blanks and its advantages over pyrex and plate glass. In his reply to Hardy, Woolley indicates there is no money available at present for the purchase of an 150-inch telescope.
3 pages.
28 Oct. 1964–2 Nov. 1964
423 Correspondence with G.M. Sisson. Correspondence with G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the possibility of the Science Research Council funding design work for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Redman outlines his and E.H. Linfoot's views on design. Sisson reports on his visit to the Astronomer Royal and Sir Harry Melville and the factors hindering the start of the Anglo-Australian Telescope projects.
5 pages.
10 Dec. 1965–10 Jan. 1966
424 Correspondence with G.J. Odgers. Correspondence with G.J. Odgers, Dominican Astrophysical Observatory, British Columbia. Redman requests a copy of the technical study on the Dominican Astrophysical Observatory large telescope, including comments by I.S. Bowen. Odgers agrees to send a report by B. Rule and recommends C.G. Wynne's paper on 'Richey-Chrétien Telescopes and Extended Field System'. There is also a copy of Redman's letter to Wynne requesting a copy of his paper.
4 pages.
18 May 1967–20 June 1967
425 Correspondence with L.C. Secord. Correspondence with Lloyd C. Secord, Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates, regarding the progress of the Queen Elizabeth II Telescope, Dominican Astronomical Observatory; Redman's request for a copy of Volume II of the company's Phase I Report dealing with the telescope; and Redman's request that Secord contact W.L. Francis, Secretary, Science Research Council.
4 pages.
17 May 1967–5 July 1967
426 Correspondence on the CER-VIT mirror blank. Correspondence with Lawrence M. Donley, Owens-Illinois Inc., regarding the CER-VIT mirror blank, including queries from Redman concerning properties, mirror surface distortion and mirror systems. There are also copies of correspondence between H.E. Bennett, Michelson Laboratory, California, and Dr G.A. Simmons, Owens-Illinois Inc., including a paper by R.W. Dietz and J.M. Bennett entitled 'Smoothness and Thermal Stability of CER-VIT, a New Optical Material'; O.C. Mohler and L.M. Donley on the performance of blanks at the McMath-Hulbert Observatory; L.M. Donley and M. Carpenter, Science Research Council, on plans for a meeting; and Owens-Illinois Inc. and C. Fehrenbach, Marseilles Observatory, including specifications and a guarantee for a CER-VIT 101 blank.
19 pages.
1967
427 Correspondence with Corning Glass Works. Correspondence of Redman and others with Corning Glass Works regarding mirror blank requirements. There is a copy of a letter from E.L. Phillips, Sales Manager, to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 7 June 1967, concerning a meeting in Australia to discuss specifications; a letter from F. Williams, Product Engineer, to Redman, 11 July 1967, agreeing to change the specifications in line with interpretations he has outlined; and a letter from Phillips to W.L. Francis, Science Research Council, 8 August 1967, regarding the visit by Redman and others to the company's McKean Plant to inspect the Queen Elizabeth II mirror.
8 pages.
7 June 1967–8 Aug. 1967
428 Letters from S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 9 June 1967, acknowledging Redman's draft report on the mirror blank, and enclosing copies of a cable to Corning Glass Works, Owens-Illinois Inc. and the General Electric Company, 5 June, and of a letter to K.N. Jones, 5 June, concerning the placing an order for the mirror blank with Corning Glass Works before the French do so, and including information on other firms in the running.
3 pages.
1967
429 Correspondence on the 150-inch telescope. A circular letter from Redman inviting comments on the design of the 150-inch telescope from prospective users, with replies from D.W. Dewhirst and R.V. Willstrop, University of Cambridge Observatory; H.A. Brück, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; V.C. Reddish, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; S.C.B. Gascoigne; D.E. Blackwell, Oxford University Observatory; R.H. Stoy, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; A.D. Thackeray, Radcliffe Observatory; D.W.N. Stibbs, St Andrews University Observatory, enclosing notes on peripheral equipment by I.G. van Breda and P.W. Hill; and C.W. Allen, University of London Observatory. The papers include Redman's comments on V.C. Reddish's letters and a handwritten chart showing astronomers' views of various aspects of the design.
30 pages.
20 June 1967–12 Sep. 1967
430 Letters from Jasper and Holmes. Letters from Jeffrey A. Jasper, 10 July 1967, and R.E. Holmes, General Electric Company, 7 August 1967, regarding a meeting at the Science Research Council and the objectives of the party visiting the General Electric Company to inspect the Kitt Peak mirror.
5 pages.
10 July 1967–7 Aug. 1967
431 Correspondence on mirror blanks. Correspondence with O. Heckmann, European Southern Observatory; J. Texereau, Paris Observatory; and H.D. Megaw, Girton College, Cambridge, regarding mirror blanks and manufacturers.
11 pages.
3 Aug. 1967–23 Aug. 1967
432 Correspondence with G.J. Odgers. Correspondence with G.J. Odgers regarding the Canadian and Kitt Peak mirror blanks and the supply of drawings of the Canadian telescope tube and technical descriptions to J.D. Pope.
6 pages.
24 July 1967–14 Nov. 1967
433 Correspondence with V.C. Reddish. A letter from Redman to V.C. Reddish, 11 August 1967, enclosing a list of minimum initial controls for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, which represents the views of Reddish, B.N.G. Guthrie, H. Seddon and M.J. Smyth, and Redman's reply of 14 August 1967.
4 pages.
11 Aug. 1967–14 Aug. 1967
434 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner, Mount Stromlo Observatory, regarding W.R. Lydster's design study for Kitt Peak National Observatory telescope and extracts from publications sent to J.D. Pope.
1 page.
12 Sep. 1967
435 Correspondence with R.L. Ford. A letter from R.L. Ford, Royal Radar Establishment, 10 November 1967, including Ford's notes on 'Tasks for an On-line Digital Computer', and Redman's reply of 13 November, suggesting talks with H.C. Minnett, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, on control problems.
4 pages.
10 Nov. 1967–13 Nov. 1967
436 Correspondence of J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope regarding possible arrangements for the upper end of the telescope tube, including copies of Pope's letters to S.C.B. Gascoigne and Hermann Wehner, his notes on the choice of primary mirror hole size and form of sky baffles and on upper end alternatives, and comments on the bids for the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
9 pages.
3 Oct. 1967–6 Dec. 1967
437 Correspondence with Pope and Ford. Correspondence with J.D. Pope and R.L. Ford regarding the design of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including the tube, coma tolerance for mirror alignments, focus control and cervit rods, including reference to Ford's visit to the Kitt Peak National Observatory. There is also a copy of a letter from K.A. Strand, United States Naval Observatory, to J.D. Pope on their air bag system and how an astigmatism problem was resolved.
11 pages.
1 Dec. 1967–10 Jan. 1968
438 Letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne to E.G. Bowen, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation, regarding mirror distortion and specifications for the 150-inch blank, with reference to tests on the Lick Observatory 120-inch telescope, included in the 'Astronomical Journal', No. 69, 1960.
2 pages.
15 Dec. 1967
439 Correspondence with C.G. Wynne. Correspondence with C.G. Wynne, Imperial College of Science and Technology, acting as a consultant on various aspects of optical design, especially correctors. The correspondents are Redman, S.C.B. Gascoigne, J.D. Pope and H.C. Minnett, A.A.T. Project Manager. The letters include reference to problems with Schott, contractors for the lenses. The papers include data, a spot diagram and a drawing of a test arrangement for prime focus correctors.
1 folder.
4 Jan. 1969–26 Oct. 1972
440 Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery. A letter from M.H. Jeffery, Kitt Peak National Observatory, to Redman, 23 February 1968, and Redman's reply of 27 February, regarding mirror support calculations by Earl Pearson of K.P.N.O.
2 pages.
23 Feb. 1968–27 Feb. 1968
441 Letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 26 February 1968, and Redman's reply of 27 February, regarding mirror specifications corrections and the incorporation of E.H. Linfoot's suggested changes in Redman's version of the mirror supports. There is also a handwritten draft of a cable from Redman to Stella Wilkie, 27 February 1968.
11 pages.
26 Feb. 1968
442 Correspondence of R.L. Ford. Correspondence of R.L. Ford with Redman, V.C. Reddish, M.H. Jeffery, A.N. Argue and H.C. Minnett regarding automatic guiding, drive and control systems. There are references to Ford's visit to the University of Hawaii; the comments of D.W. Dewhirst's on Ford's report; the effect of atmospheric refraction on telescope guidings; the effect of optical distortions on the accuracy of offsetting when using an autoguider; field rotation; possible firms to be engaged for a design study; the speed for guiding; Ford's 'A Note on the Drive System' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope; friction drive and encoder errors; design studies for the drive system; maintenance; and figures showing traces for turbine gears. The correspondence includes a handwritten letter from A.N. Argue regarding the issue of guide stars, on which Ford and Redman do not agree.
1 folder.
11 Mar. 1968–8 Apr. 1969
443 Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery. A letter from M.H. Jeffery, 28 March 1968, regarding an enclosed copy of a letter from D.S. Brown, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 26 March 1968, with accompanying notes, concerning the primary mirror blank specification received by the company and the changes affecting the Root Mean Square smoothness and stress level. There is also Redman's reply of 29 March, outlining his view that the wording of the Owens-Illinois Inc. contract cannot be changed, and giving his opinion on the optical surface of a large mirror and allowance for errors.
7 pages.
28 Mar. 1968–29 Mar. 1968
444 Correspondence on Gascoigne's memorandum. A copy of a letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery, 8 April 1968, regarding an accompanying copy of notes by S.C.B. Gascoigne on the Anglo-Australian Telescope optical system, dated 27 March 1968. Redman also discusses checking the figures in any final contract draft and mentions site 3A at Siding Spring Observatory. There is also a copy of a letter from Jeffery to F. Hoyle, 19 April 1968, regarding Gascoigne's memorandum on the Anglo-Australian Telescope optical system and referring to the blank diameter.
7 pages.
8 Apr. 1968–19 Apr. 1968
445 Correspondence on the primary mirror blank. A copy of a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne to M.H. Jeffery, 18 April 1968, and Jeffery's reply of 26 April, regarding Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd's reaction to the specifications for the primary mirror blank.
3 pages.
18 Apr. 1968–26 Apr. 1968
446 Letter on design issues. A copy of a handwritten letter from M[], Mount Stromlo, 30 April 1968, to M.F. Jeffery, regarding various design issues.
5 pages.
1968
447 Correspondence with the Itek Corporation. Correspondence with the Itek Corporation regarding the auto-collimating focus sensor for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, comprised of copies of letters from R. Hills Jr., Itek Corporation, to M.H. Jeffery, 3 May 1968; J.F. Hosie to F. Hoyle, 15 May 1968, enclosing a letter from Hills to Hosie, 3 May 1968; and J. Richard Vyce, Itek Corporation, to J.D. Pope, 14 June 1968, enclosing notes on the application of the Itek Device, including reference to Pope's memorandum and drawing of 20 May.
10 pages.
3 May 1968–14 June 1968
448 Correspondence of J.D. Pope. Correspondence of J.D. Pope with Redman, Hermann Wehner and M.H. Jeffery regarding Pope's drawings 03-006, 03-022, 03-023, 03-024, 03-019, 03-025, 03-026 and 03-027. The letters include discussion on sky baffles and declination bearings in the horseshoe yoke. There are also notes on the Anglo-Australian Telescope primary mirror cell radial supports and mirror lifting device and the end-ring focussing proposals.
36 pages.
13 May 1968–4 July 1968
449 Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery. Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery regarding the stoppage of site wind recording; Hermann Wehner's comments on minimum building height; the final draft on the mirror figuring specification and the withdrawal of Carl Zeiss from the bidding; field rotation due to atmospheric refraction; and the Canadian 150-inch telescope. There is also copy of a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne to M.H. Jeffery, 7 June 1968, commenting on the draft mirror specifications and enclosing a graph on performance figures for known mirrors. The last letter from Redman, 19 July 1968, contains revised comments on this draft, written following discussions with J.D. Pope.
10 pages.
21 May 1968–19 July 1968
450 Letter from M.H. Jeffery. Copy of a letter from M.H. Jeffery to J.J. Tyson, Owens-Illinois Inc., regarding the diameter of the mirror and the premium on the cost of solid secondary blank for matching the weight down.
1 page.
11 June 1968
451 Letter from D.S. Brown. A copy of a letter from D.S. Brown to M. Jeffreys, 2 July 1968, enclosing two sets of notes entitled 'Tests on Large Mirrors with Optical Axis Horizontal' and 'Parallel Beam Testing of Large Telescope Systems'. There are pencilled comments by Redman at the bottom of Brown's letter, dated 16 July.
8 pages.
2 July 1968–16 July 1968
452 Correspondence on design issues. A copy of a letter from M.H. Jeffery to J.F. Hosie, 5 July 1968, regarding the mirror figuring and tube contract, enclosing a copy of Jeffery's letter to J.D. Pope, 2 July 1968, concerning automatic focussing, end focussing, primary figuring, optical alignment tolerance, the primary mirror cell, access to the Cassegrain cage, hydrostatic bearings, Koban-type declination bearings and the tube contract. There are also letters to Jeffery from Redman, 6 July, and Pope, 11 July, regarding points in Pope's letter of 2 July; and a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope, 12 July, concerning alignment checks and the Itek focussing device, which he dislikes.
17 pages.
5 July 1968–5 Aug. 1968
453 Letter to M.H. Jeffery. A letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery, 19 July 1968, regarding Redman's discussion with J.D. Pope, including mention of the telescope tube; the problems caused by dust at the Siding Spring Observatory; and worms, spur gears and friction drives. There are accompanying notes by Redman, dated 20 July, entitled 'Why Worms? Why Not?', written in reply to notes by J. Rothwell entitled 'Why Worms?', 5 July, a copy of which is included.
10 pages.
19 July 1968
454 Letter from M.H. Jeffery. A letter from M.H. Jeffery regarding a meeting in Cambridge following the instrumentation conference to discuss 'grey areas'; site testing; telescope design; Freeman Fox and Partner's findings on horseshoe deflections; and the commissioning of E. Pearson, Kitt Peak National Observatory, to carry out a full analysis of the polar axis structure.
3 pages.
22 July 1968
455 Correspondence with D.S.M. Correspondence regarding Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates (D.S.M.). There are copies of letters from George V. Meagher and John C. Farrell of D.S.M. to M.H. Jeffery, including a schedule for design drawings and costs estimates; and correspondence between Redman and Jeffery on the high costs of the D.S.M.'s involvement, including Jeffery's comments on the draft mirror specification and the interest shown by Tinsley Laboratories Inc. in bidding for the figuring and tube contract.
14 pages.
2 Aug. 1968–16 Jan. 1969
456 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter to J.D. Pope regarding the I.N. Hartmann test material for the Isaac Newton Telescope and the telescope's comatic image, with a manuscript note at the end of the letter concerning E.H. Linfoot's views.
1 page.
3 Aug. 1968
457 Correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel. Correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel regarding his memorandum 'Spectrographic Equipment for Cassegrain Focus of AAT'; a conversation with W. Sargent, California Institute of Technology, about the unrealistic British proposals for Anglo-Australian Telescope instrumentation; Cassegrain spectrographs; designing large telescopes without reference to previous American and Canadian experience; Mylar and Melinex film bases; seeing conditions at the Siding Spring Observatory; guest investigators for the Anglo-Australian Telescope; recommendations of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel of Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes); and mirror coatings.
9 pages.
23 Aug. 1968–30 Sep. 1968
458 Letter from J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope, 2 October 1968, regarding secondary mirror supports, and enclosing his letter to John C. Farrell, Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates, 30 September 1968, concerning the closed loop vacuum system and loads on defining points of the primary mirror, accompanied by drawings.
7 pages.
2 Oct. 1968
459 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A copy of a letter from Hermann Wehner regarding the 150-inch telescope.
1 page.
9 Oct. 1968
460 Letter from M.H. Jeffery. A copy of a letter from M.H. Jeffery to R.P. Kraft, Lick Observatory, thanking him for the reception given to Mr Priddle and Mr Rae and requesting that the temperature measurements relating to the dome and mirror be extended for a further two weeks on an hourly basis.
2 pages.
29 Oct. 1968
461 Correspondence with J.J. Tyson. Copies of the correspondence of J.J. Tyson, Owen-Illinois Inc., with M.H. Jeffery and B.E. Broughton, Science Research Council, regarding improved tolerance in the primary mirror blank, costs and subsequent changes in the additional machining.
8 pages.
22 Nov. 1968–14 Feb. 1969
462 Telex from M.H. Jeffery. A copy of a telex from M.H. Jeffery to R. Harris regarding air control apparatus and building height, minimum slit opening height, thermal control within the dome, and astronomers' bias against air conditioning schemes.
2 pages.
Nov. 1968
463 Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery. Correspondence with M.H. Jeffery, 27 November - 9 December 1968, regarding the revision of guiding specifications for the primary mirror and specifications for secondary and other blanks; secondary mirror supports; reports obtained by J.D. Pope and Hermann Wehner in Toronto and Tucson; correctors; and design precepts for instrument action. There is also a copy of Jeffery's letter to R. Harris, 3 December, concerning exchangeable secondary mirrors, and of a letter from J.D. Pope to Redman, 17 December, commenting on Redman's queries on secondary mirrors.
17 pages.
27 Nov. 1968–17 Dec. 1968
464 Letter from M.H. Jeffery. A letter from M.H. Jeffery, 29 November 1968, regarding the final list of firms to be invited to bid for the tube and figuring contracts. He encloses a copy of his letter to Davidson Optronics Inc., 29 November, enquiring whether the firm wishes to bid.
5 pages.
29 Nov. 1968
465 Correspondence on temperature control. Correspondence regarding the temperature control of the dome and telescope. In correspondence with M.H. Jeffery, Redman makes detailed comments on the report by W.E. Bassett and Partners and discusses problems. A letter from M.F. Ingham, Oxford University Observatory, 4 February 1969, encloses a copy of a letter, in French, from G. Courtes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Laboratorie d'Astronomie Spatiale, Marseille, 29 January 1969, on the ventilation of the 76-inch telescope at Haute Provence. There is also correspondence between Redman and Hermann Wehner concerning further information required by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Department of Mechanical Engineering, with an accompanying flow chart on mirror cell air density variation, and also discussing the Tautenburg dome thermal behaviour.
25 pages.
20 Jan. 1969–3 July 1969
466 Letter from M.H. Jeffery. A letter from M.H. Jeffery enclosing the final Project Office report (not included) evaluating the drive and control design studies of Associated Electrical Industries and Edwin A. Sweo and Associates. There is a pencilled note by Redman at the bottom referring to his letter of 6 January to R.L. Ford.
1 page.
23 Jan. 1969
467 Letters to M.H. Jeffery. Letters from Redman to M.H. Jeffery on various topics, including site-testing; the tender for the figuring of optical mirror, including a copy of Jeffery's letter of 31 January listing alterations to the contract documents of December 1968; Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates' costs; dome and telescope ventilation; and the replacement of a prime-focus observer by television devices.
8 pages.
5 Feb. 1969–18 Feb. 1969
468 Correspondence on top-end interchange. Correspondence with Hermann Wehner and M.H. Jeffery regarding top-end interchange, including notes by Wehner and J.D. Pope of 30 January 1969. The letters include reference to the telescope tube tender drawings. There are also notes by Wehner on interlock evolution and a drawing entitled 'Crane Control Schematic (Provisional)'.
18 pages.
11 Feb. 1969–21 Feb. 1969
469 Correspondence on bids. A letter from M.H. Jeffery, 14 February 1969, enclosing copies of bids by Owens-Illinois Inc. and the General Electric Company for the secondary and flat mirror blanks; letters from Jeffery seeking clarification of the bids; and subsequent letters, cables and telex messages, including a copy of the Corning Glass Works bid.
1 folder.
14 Feb. 1969–17 Apr. 1969
470 Letters to M.H. Jeffery. Copies of two letters from Redman to M.H. Jeffery commenting on the secondary mirror blanks bids and informing him of travel arrangements for Redman's visit to Australia in March.
3 pages.
24 Feb. 1969–28 Feb. 1969
471 Letter from D.L. Crawford. A copy of a letter from D.L. Crawford, Kitt Peak National Observatory, to M.H. Jeffery, 28 February 1969, enclosing a commentary on the Anglo-Australian Telescope Drive Study Report by L.D. Barr, with a copy of an article by L.D. Martin entitled 'Large Contact Ratios Minimize Effects of Gear Errors', from 'Machinery', February 1967.
7 pages.
28 Feb. 1969
472 Correspondence of M.H. Jeffery. Correspondence regarding the mirror figuring and tube contract, including a copy of a formal letter from M.H. Jeffery to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 19 March 1969, accepting its bid for mirror figuring and tube fabrication; a copy of a telex from J.J. Tyson to Jeffery, 18 March 1969, regarding Owens-Illinois supplying the CER-VIT mirror blanks; and a letter from R.R. Heraty, Owens-Illinois, to Jeffery, 25 March 1969, clarifying an error in the telex, and confirming their intention to supply the mirror blanks.
5 pages.
19 Mar. 1969–25 Mar. 1969
473 Correspondence on contracts. Correspondence with G.E. Manville, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; M.H. Jeffery; and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding Jeffery's visit to Britain; arrangements for meetings; Redman's visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd to discuss mirror blanks and tests, including his report of the visit; and Redman and Gascoigne's proposed visit to Owens-Illinois Inc. There is a copy of a letter from D.S. Brown, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, to R.R. Heraty, 5 June 1969, enclosing a sketch of the method used in making strain tests; copies of correspondence between M.H. Jeffery and C.M. Topping, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, on the contract for mirror figuring and the specification for the supply of dummy mirrors; and a copy of a letter from Jeffery to G.E. Manville, 31 July 1969, confirming modifications to the contract discussions with J.D. Pope.
36 pages.
3 Apr. 1969–31 July 1969
474 Correspondence with D.W. Cunliffe. Correspondence with D.W. Cunliffe regarding the 'Report on Dome Design' of 20 February 1969, including reference to the insulation of dome shutters.
3 pages.
23 Apr. 1969–14 May 1969
475 Correspondence on the mirror blank. Letters and cables regarding the inspection of the CER-VIT primary mirror blank at Owens-Illinois Inc., including copies of telexes and letters from J.J. Tyson to M.H. Jeffery and B.E. Broughton; a letter from John Hutchinson, 12 May 1969, including the text of a teleprinter message from Jeffery to J.F. Hosie of 9 May; Redman's correspondence with Jeffery on the main mirror blank, dust measurements at the Siding Spring Observatory, the Altazimuth Committee and general progress; and Redman's correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne on arrangements for the inspection.
31 pages.
12 May 1969–8 July 1969
476 Correspondence with R.G. Bingham. A letter from R.G. Bingham, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1 June 1969, and Redman's reply of 4 June, regarding the coordinating of design work on photoelectric photometers for the Anglo-Australian Telescopes.
3 pages.
1 June 1969–4 June 1969
477 Correspondence on visits to Owens-Illinois. Copies of Redman's letters to John Hutchinson, M.H. Jeffery, S.C.B. Gascoigne and D.S. Brown enclosing copies of his report on the visit to Owens-Illinois Inc. by the representatives of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and Kitt Peak National Observatory on 13-14 July. There is also a copy of Redman's letter to R.J. Harris, 21 August 1969, enclosing a report of Gascoigne's visit to Owens-Illinois Inc. on 1-2 August.
13 pages.
21 July 1969–21 Aug. 1969
478 Correspondence on the mirror blank. Letters and telex messages regarding payment for and acceptance of the Owens-Illinois Inc. CER-VIT mirror blank. The correspondence includes a letter from R.R. Heraty to M.H. Jeffery, 11 August 1969, enclosing a finishing schedule bar chart and referring to the photographic birefringence record; correspondence regarding mirror strain, including a telex from Jeffery containing S.C.B. Gascoigne's opinion and referring to J.D. Pope's tests on central holes in secondary blanks; and a copy of Gascoigne's letter to Jeffery, 26 August 1969, advising acceptance of the blank.
11 pages.
11 Aug. 1969–26 Aug. 1969
479 Correspondence on Siding Spring Observatory. Correspondence regarding the building design and layout at the Siding Spring Observatory, including Redman's correspondence with Hermann Wehner concerning the modified darkroom-layout, with a drawing, and also the dome layout, which Redman has discussed with R. Griffin, R.V. Willstrop and W. Sargent; a letter from M.H. Jeffery enclosing a copy of Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle's report on mountain top development, 11 July 1969; a letter from Jeffery, 23 July 1969, referring to his visit to Britain in August; and a letter from A.W. Rodgers, 23 July 1969, giving his views on the dome layout and the provision of social facilities for observers.
36 pages.
26 June 1969–25 July 1969
480 Letter to M.H. Jeffery. A copy of two letters from Redman to M.H. Jeffery regarding the corrector lens, strain measurement in the Cervit blank, thermal control of the telescope, computer control, photo-electric guiding, building design and dust measurements.
5 pages.
6 Aug. 1969–13 Aug. 1969
481 Correspondence on pier vibrations. A letter from M.H. Jeffery, 26 August 1969, enclosing a copy of a letter (19 August), table and graph from Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle regarding pier vibrations.
5 pages.
26 Aug. 1969
482 Correspondence with R.G. Bingham. Correspondence with R.G. Bingham regarding his paper for P.I.L.O.T. (Panel of Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) describing possible photometers for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
5 pages.
27 Aug. 1969–4 Sep. 1969
483 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope regarding his 'Proposal for pneumatic support of secondary mirrors'; an enclosed report on 'Tests on Mercury Band Radial Support for a 30-inch Mirror'; the Coudé flat diameters; and the Cassegrain guiding head.
17 pages.
28 July 1969–26 Sep. 1969
484 Letter to M.H. Jeffery. A copy of a letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery regarding the Mounting Contract Documents and Drawings, the primary mirror blank, aluminising and dome layout, and prime focus corrector lenses.
3 pages.
30 Aug. 1969
485 Documents from D.S.M. A cable and letter from John C. Farrell, Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates enclosing a copy of Waybill #014-18457434 for the supply of telescope mounting drawings, specifications and documents.
7 pages.
3 Sep. 1969–4 Sep. 1969
486 Papers on the Cassegrain guider units. A letter from J.D. Pope, 4 September 1969, regarding the recommendation that the Anglo-Australian Telescope adopt the arrangements of the Kitt Peak National Observatory for the Cassegrain instrument rotator and guiding heads, with an enclosed memorandum on this subject and a copy of the latest K.P.N.O. Design Precepts (No. III) for the Cassegrain guider and instrumentation unit.
11 pages.
4 Sep. 1969
487 Correspondence with I. van Breda. Correspondence between Redman and Dr I. van Breda, St Andrew's University Observatory, 15 September 1969 - 23 May 1970, regarding optical adjustments to be provided for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, with van Breda's notes on 'Interface Compatibility on Telescopes'. There is a copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope, 19 September 1969, referring to the death of M.H. Jeffery and arrangements for Redman's visit to Australia, and stating that he is enclosing a copy of a letter from van Breda. There is also a copy of Redman's letter to H.C. Minnett, 23 May 1970, sending him a copy of van Breda's memorandum.
8 pages.
19 Sep. 1969–23 May 1970
488 Correspondence with Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner, 17 October 1969, and a copy of Redman's reply of 24 October, regarding Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle's latest dome/building seal proposals, as set out in AAT 326/1.
5 pages.
17 Oct. 1969
489 Correspondence with H.C. Minnett. Letters and cables from H.C. Minnett regarding the final inspection of the primary mirror blank at Owens-Illinois Inc., including a handwritten letter from Redman, Ottawa, to Minnett, 30 October 1969, reporting on his visit to Toledo. There is also a copy of Minnett's letter to J.J. Tyson, 24 October 1969, concerning the requirements for Redman's inspection of the mirror blank and discussing the secondary mirror blanks and Coudé flats.
13 pages.
Oct. 1969
490 Letter from B.E. Broughton. A copy of a letter from B.E. Broughton to J.J. Tyson requesting larger photographs and a sample of CERVIT for a mobile display for Science Research Council establishments on the Anglo-Australian Telescope and its progress.
1 page.
21 Oct. 1969
491 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope regarding offset guiding, with a copy of a letter from A.A. Hoag, Kitt Peak National Observatory, to Hermann Wehner, 25 September 1969, concerning the K.P.N.O. system.
8 pages.
24 Oct. 1969–1970
492 Letters to Hermann Wehner. Copies of letters sent to Hermann Wehner by C.C. Wheeler, Boller and Chivens, 23 October 1969, enclosing a brief description of each of the Kitt Peak National Observatory instruments, and by A.A. Hoag, 15 October 1969, on the environmental data logging system, the small field off-set guider and the probes for photography only, and the dissector guider controller.
6 pages.
1969
493 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 4 November 1969, and Gascoigne's reply of 16 January 1970, regarding the cost of prime focus correctors, rumours of astigmatism in the Isaac Newton Telescope correctors, C.G. Wynne's spot diagrams, and mounting tenders.
2 pages.
4 Nov. 1969–16 Jan. 1970
494 Correspondence with M.V. Wilkes. A copy of a letter from Redman to M.V. Wilkes, University Mathematical Laboratory, Cambridge, 17 November 1969, and Wilkes' reply of 20 November, regarding the Computer Design Study appendices on the autoguider and instrumentation, software routines and algorithms.
3 pages.
17 Nov. 1969–20 Nov. 1969
495 Correspondence of H.C. Minnett. A copy of a letter from Redman to H.C. Minnett, 24 November 1969, thanking him for copies of letters and also for the computer design study which Redman is circulating. There is also a copy of Minnett's letter to G.E. Manville, 3 November 1969, enclosing tentative specifications for prime focus corrector plates.
5 pages.
Nov. 1969
496 Letter from I .Munro. A copy of a letter from I. Munro, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office, 28 November 1969, regarding quotations for the mirror figuring and tube fabrication contract, and concerning proposals for a design study on the mirror alignment system and Cer-Vit rod focus stabiliser. A note indicates that the letter was copied for Redman in 1970.
8 pages.
1970
497 Correspondence with E.H. Richardson. A copy of a letter from E.H. Richardson, Dominican Astrophysical Observatory, 6 January 1970, and a copy of Redman's reply of 17 February 1970, regarding the Coudé equipment installed on the Dominican Astrophysical Observatory 48-inch telescope.
3 pages.
6 Jan. 1970–17 Feb. 1970
498 Correspondence on the guidance system. A copy of a letter from Redman to H.C. Minnett, 9 January 1970, regarding the 'Preliminary Proposal for Guidance System'; a handwritten letter from T.D. Kinman, Kitt Peak National Observatory, to Redman, 19 January 1970, giving his views and referring to meeting at Kitt Peak on 2 February, which Carpenter, Beard and Rodgers will be attending; and a copy of a second letter from Redman to Minnett, 22 January 1970, concerning Kinman's letter.
7 pages.
9 Jan. 1970–1970
499 Correspondence with H.C. Minnett. Letters and cables exchanged with H.C. Minnett, regarding the building and dome revision proposals, including Redman's detailed comments. There is also a copy of a letter from Minnett to K.N. Jones, 15 January 1970, concerning design modifications to reduce the costs of the building and dome.
13 pages.
15 Jan. 1970–26 Jan. 1970
500 Correspondence on secondary blanks. A letter from D.W. Cunliffe, 29 January 1970, regarding inspection data for the secondary blanks, enclosing copies of tables compiled by J.D. Pope, and a copy of a letter from Redman to H.C. Minnett, 3 February 1970, concerning Cunliffe's letter and Redman's proposed inspection of the blanks at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
5 pages.
29 Jan. 1970–3 Feb. 1970
501 Correspondence on the first Coudé flat. Copies of correspondence concerning the first Coudé flat, comprised of a letter from J.D. Pope to D.S. Brown, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 25 February 1970; Brown to Pope, 9 March 1970; and H.C. Minnett to Brown, 28 April 1970.
5 pages.
1970
502 Notes on prime focus correctors. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 27 February 1970, enclosing notes entitled 'Prime Focus Correctors and Related Problems', written to accompany a draft report on correctors. The letter also discusses the Isaac Newton Telescope corrector problem and the seeing at Cerro Tololo and the Siding Spring Observatory.
5 pages.
27 Feb. 1970
503 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner regarding improvements to the arrangement of facilities adjacent to the Coudé focus suggested by Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle. There is also reference to drawing AAT 358.
2 pages.
27 Feb. 1970
504 Letter to R.J. Harris. A copy of a letter from Redman to R.J. Harris, 2 March 1970, enclosing Redman's informal notes on his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 27 February, including notes on the 48-inch Schmidt.
3 pages.
2 Mar. 1970
505 Correspondence with Pagel and Palmer. Correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel and D.R. Palmer, Royal Greenwich Observatory, regarding mechanical and thermal stability in the design of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Cassegrain spectrograph, with a reference to a recent Joint Policy Committee meeting in Canberra, during which opinions contained in V.C. Reddish's memorandum on guiding and acquisition of 10 March were attributed to Redman erroneously, especially the 'impossible suggestion' that the spectrograph slit width could be servoed.
5 pages.
22 Apr. 1970–23 May 1970
506 Correspondence on the mirror alignment system. Correspondence regarding the mirror alignment system and Redman's inspection, including a letter from H.C. Minnett, 23 April 1970, enclosing copies of his correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the 'Alignment System for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, Stage I Report', which includes Redman's pencilled comments; Redman's correspondence with Minnett and D.S. Brown regarding his inspection of mirror blanks, the first Coudé flat, crystallites in the optical surface of the primary mirror, alignment and the Cer-Vit Rod Focus Stabiliser; a letter from J.D. Pope to Redman, 8 June 1970, commenting on Redman's letter of 1 June, accompanied by Pope's notes on 'Cervit Rod Focus Stabilization', dated 30 July 1968; and Redman's correspondence with Minnett on photographic plate sizes to be used at the Cassegrain focus, with reference to a meeting with W.A. Goodsell, declination bearings and the French large telescope.
1 folder.
23 Apr. 1970–9 June 1970
507 Letter from J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope, 29 May 1970, enclosing Pope's 'AAT Cassegrain Guiding Head Design Proposal No. 2', and discussing his planned visit to the U.S.A. and U.K. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 2 June 1970.
6 pages.
2 June 1970
508 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding meetings, travel arrangements, optical alignment, correctors and the Coudé flat. Gascoigne encloses a draft tender for prime focus correctors and notes on 'Aspheric Plate and Material for Doublet'. The letters also refer to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd's performance on correctors.
7 pages.
4 June 1970–2 July 1970
509 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence regarding the tube axis and mounting, comprised of a copy of a letter from J.D. Pope to D.S. Brown, 12 June 1970; a copy of Redman's letter to Pope, 23 June, commenting on his letter to Brown; and Pope's reply to Redman, 30 June. The letters include references to a proposed visit to Newcastle.
4 pages.
12 June 1970–30 June 1970
510 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope enclosing detailed comments on the Cassegrain acquisition and guiding unit, proposal no. 2.
4 pages.
12 June 1970
511 Correspondence on the control room. Copies of a letter from G.W. Bothwell to Hermann Wehner, 29 June 1970, and of Wehner's reply to Bothwell, c/o GEC-Elliott Process Automation Ltd, 13 July 1970, regarding the proposed new layout for the control room in the Anglo-Australian Telescope building and making a comparison with the Kitt Peak National Observatory set-up.
5 pages.
29 June 1970–13 July 1970
512 Letter from R.A. Priddle. A copy of a letter from R.A. Priddle, Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle, to W.A. Goodsell regarding the nominated sub-contract for the construction of the telescope dome.
16 pages.
27 July 1970
513 Letter from J. Rothwell. A copy of a letter from J. Rothwell, Anglo-Australia Telescope Project Office, to G.W. Bothwell giving detailed comments on the Third Progress Report and the various documents associated with it, and including minutes of a meeting of 28 July.
6 pages.
27 Aug. 1970
514 Letter from J. Rothwell. A copy of a letter from J. Rothwell to Dr R.L. Ford containing his comments on the merits of rate versus position interface systems and the use of guide buttons by observers.
3 pages.
9 Sep. 1970
515 Correspondence on design issues. Correspondence with G.W. Bothwell and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Cassegrain focal surface, corrector lenses, the Hewlett-Packard laser interferometer and the computer control system. There are copies of letters from G.W. Bothwell to W.A. Goodsell of 12 November 1970, enclosing a note by G. Ohlsen, GEC-Elliott Process Automation Ltd, entitled 'Anglo-Australian 150 inch Telescope. Computer Design Study: Preliminary Configuration', and of 26 November 1970, containing a budgetary estimate for the computer design study. There is also a letter from Gascoigne to Redman, 27 November 1970, enclosing a draft specification of the prime focus correctors for the 150-inch telescope, and Redman's reply of 4 December, containing comments by himself and C.G. Wynne on this subject.
1 folder.
22 Sep. 1970–4 Dec. 1970
516 Letters from Hermann Wehner. Copies of letters from Hermann Wehner to R.F. Griffin, 23 September 1970, and 14 October 1970, regarding Coudé optics, including reference to the drawings AAT-SK75 and AAT 397. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman to Wehner, 19 October 1970, acknowledging receipt of the letters.
6 pages.
1970
517 Correspondence of G.W. Bothwell. A letter from G.W. Bothwell, 7 October 1970, enclosing copies of his correspondence with G.A. Wilkins, H.M. Nautical Almanac Office, 9 September 1970 and 2 October 1970, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Computer algorithms.
5 pages.
Oct. 1970
518 Correspondence of Wehner and Gascoigne. Copies of a letter from Hermann Wehner to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 2 November 1970, and of Gascoigne's reply of 9 November, regarding the size and use of the computer room.
2 pages.
2 Nov. 1970–9 Nov. 1970
519 Correspondence on the control console. A letter from D.W. Cunliffe, 10 November 1970, and a copy of Redman's reply of 13 November, regarding the design of the control console. In his letter, Redman urges discussion with R.F. Griffin. There is also a copy of a letter from J. Rothwell to W.A. Goodsell at Associated Electrical Industries, Leicester, 3 November 1970, with a sketch of the console layout, and copy of Cunliffe's letter to J. Ring, 10 November 1970, requesting that P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) passes its views on to Redman.
7 pages.
Nov. 1970
520 Correspondence on spur and helical gears. Correspondence regarding an enquiry by Roger Cayrel, Observatoire de Meudon, on the use of spur and helical gears. Redman gives his views and refers the enquiry to J.D. Pope. There is also a letter from J. Rothwell to Cayrel, 14 December 1970.
8 pages.
2 Dec. 1970–14 Dec. 1970
521 Correspondence on optical design. Correspondence regarding optical design, including Redman's correspondence with W.A. Goodsell, S.C.B. Gascoigne and D.S. Brown, including his notes of 5 January on the position of Cassegrain focus; correspondence between J.D. Pope and Brown on changing the radii of three convex mirrors, including reference to the optical diagram, drawing No. 006, issue 6; a copy of a letter to Gascoigne from W.H. Steel, National Standards Laboratory, 21 October 1970, with Gascoigne's letter of 23 December concerning checks for astigmatism in the primary mirror; and correspondence on changes and extra costs.
17 pages.
11 Dec. 1970–11 Jan. 1971
522 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne requesting an estimate of misalignment tolerances of the corrector lenses and referring to a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society, during which C.A. Murray spoke on using the Isaac Newton Telescope for astrometry, at prime focus, with a Wynne corrector.
1 page.
16 Dec. 1970
523 Letter from A.K. Pathan. A copy of a letter from A.K. Pathan, GEC-Elliott Process Automation Ltd, sending the results of the A.A.T. computer design study (not included), with a list of people to whom copies have been distributed.
2 pages.
22 Dec. 1970
524 Correspondence on the Cervit rod. Correspondence with J.D. Pope and William A. Goodsell, and a handwritten record of a telephone conversation with P. Gillingham, regarding the Cervit Rod Focus Stabiliser, with a copy of the proposal by Pope and Gillingham for a modified system.
14 pages.
21 Dec. 1970–18 Jan. 1971
525 Letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne. A handwritten letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 19 January 1971, regarding anti-reflection films, correctors, computer estimates and Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd redesigning costs. Gascoigne encloses extracts from the Kitt Peak National Observatory specifications for the 'Wynne Prime Focus UBK-7 Triplet Corrector' on optical coating, and also an article by Lissberger from 'Progress in Physics', 33, p. 231, giving specifications for simple anti-reflection coatings. Gascoigne's letter has a pencilled marginal note by Redman on a telephone conversation he had with J. Ring on 4 February.
5 pages.
1971
526 Letter from F.W. Jackson. A copy of a letter from F.W. Jackson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 22 January 1971, to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office confirming the information sent already on the dimensions of the primary mirror and the Support System.
2 pages.
1971
527 Letter from D.W. Cunliffe. A letter from D.W. Cunliffe regarding the forwarding of extracts and amendments to the Final Contract with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 page.
29 Mar. 1971
528 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding primary mirror figuring, secondary mirror testing, optical design calculations, auto-guiding, the Hartmann screen and R.L. Ford's visit to Redman concerning telescope and dome control. Gascoigne encloses notes by J.D. Pope on the latter's visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 9-11 March 1971, and also minutes of the company's meeting with representatives of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
20 pages.
8 Apr. 1971–10 May 1971
529 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope regarding dome and telescope temperatures, with prints containing proposed positions for the tube temperature sensors.
5 pages.
19 Apr. 1971–1 May 1971
530 Letter from J. Rothwell. A copy of a letter from J. Rothwell to Dr R.L. Ford describing major deviations from the Associated Industries proposals for the drive and control specification and asking for comment.
2 pages.
11 May 1971
531 Correspondence on anti-reflection coatings. Correspondence regarding anti-reflection coatings, comprised of a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 18 May 1971, enclosing extracts by Cox, Hass and Thelen from the 'Journal of the Optical Society of America', 1962, p. 966, and 'Advances in Optics IV', 11, p. 226; and a copy of a letter from Redman to J. Ring, 24 May 1971, and Ring's reply of 27 May, regarding triple coats on correctors.
5 pages.
18 May 1971–27 May 1971
532 Correspondence on mirror testing. Correspondence regarding mirror testing, comprised of copies of letters from W.A. Goodsell to D.S. Brown on a test tower and procedures; Redman's correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, who comments on Redman's draft letter to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and encloses computations on the astigmatic foci on the primary; and two pages of Redman's handwritten notes.
13 pages.
25 June 1971–15 July 1971
533 Correspondence with J.D. Pope. Correspondence with J.D. Pope, 21-27 July 1971, regarding the acquisition telescope, with a copy of a letter from Pope to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 5 July 1971, on the Cassegrain field flattening lens. Pope encloses H. Kobler's 'Proposal for the Acquisition Telescope Optics' with his letter of 23 July.
10 pages.
July 1971
534 Correspondence with J. Rothwell. Correspondence with J. Rothwell regarding the draft technical specification for the Anglo-Australian Telescope drive and control system.
9 pages.
8 July 1971–11 Aug. 1971
535 Letter from J.D. Pope. A letter from J.D. Pope asking for comments on the specification for the 660 mm acquisition television finding telescope and on a proposed list of tenders.
5 pages.
9 July 1971
536 Letters from D.W. Cunliffe. Letters from D.W. Cunliffe of 3 August 1971, regarding Part II of the specification for the 150-inch telescope computer system, and of 4 August, sending tenders for the prime focus corrector lenses and a tabulation and notes to be submitted to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board (these items are not included).
2 pages.
3 Aug. 1971–4 Aug. 1971
537 Correspondence on testing. Copies of a letter from D.S. Brown to William A. Goodsell, 23 July 1971, concerning the scheduling problems of the Hartmann tests, secondary mirror tests and the storage of the primary mirror, and of a reply by S.C.B. Gascoigne, 28 July 1971, regarding Gascoigne's changing opinion over the form of the Hartmann screen for the primary mirror tests.
3 pages.
1971
538 Correspondence of Gascoigne and Brown. Copies of correspondence between S.C.B. Gascoigne and D.S. Brown regarding their recent discussion, with notes on the meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Group on 31 August - 2 September 1971.
7 pages.
15 Sep. 1971–23 Sep. 1971
539 Correspondence on the James tender. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.F. Hosie, 28 September 1971, enclosing S.C.B. Gascoigne's 'Notes on a Visit by Gascoigne and Goodsell to Mr W. James, Melbourne, September 22, 1971', and recommending that James' tender for the prime focus corrector system be accepted. There is also a copy of a letter from W.A. Goodsell to W.E. James, 1 October 1971, stating that it is the intention of the A.A.T. Project Office to place a contract with James.
5 pages.
28 Sep. 1971–1 Oct. 1971
540 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding direct photography at the f/8 Cassegrain, aspherical and curved photographic plates, and plateholders.
7 pages.
1 Oct. 1971–11 Oct. 1971
541 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner regarding the draft specifications and drawings for the prime focus camera and guider assembly and including a list of tenders.
1 page.
27 Oct. 1971
542 Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell. Correspondence with William A. Goodsell regarding primary mirror tests and arrangements for meetings. There is also a telex and letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding Redman's talks with D.S. Brown and concerning the test programme, and a copy of a letter from Redman to Brown, 22 November 1971, on the Hartmann diaphragm.
11 pages.
2 Nov. 1971–22 Nov. 1971
543 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 8 November 1971, regarding the finder optics, the design and specification of the prime focus head, and general progress, with a copy of Gascoigne's letter to Dr M.D. Waterworth, University of Tasmania, 1 November 1971, concerning the design of a focal reducer type of system. There is also a letter to Redman from P.G. Hewitt, A.A.T. Project Office, 18 November 1971, enclosing a sketch showing a modification to the optical system on the prime focus camera.
6 pages.
8 Nov. 1971–18 Nov. 1971
544 Correspondence with J. Rothwell. Correspondence with J. Rothwell regarding the Zenith Distance Indicator for the Anglo-Australian Telescope console, with a copy of a quotation from Boller and Chivens.
5 pages.
9 Nov. 1971–18 Nov. 1971
545 Correspondence on the computer system. Correspondence regarding the functional specification of the computer system, including copies of Redman's letters to W.A. Goodsell and M. Beard, commenting on the draft of 1 September 1971; Redman's correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel, J. Ring, D.E. Blackwell, V.C. Reddish and J.W. Gietzen, including reference to confusion between the functional and technical specifications; a letter and a cable from M. Beard concerning the revised functional specifications; and Redman's letter to Beard, 31 December 1971, regarding meteorological instruments.
24 pages.
26 Nov. 1971–18 Jan. 1972
546 Correspondence on the prime focus camera. Correspondence regarding the prime focus camera, including a letter from P.R. Gillingham, 2 December 1971, enclosing a draft of the optical section of the prime focus camera specification; a copy of a letter from Redman to W.A. Goodsell, 23 December 1971, containing his comments on the specification; letters from S.C.B. Gascoigne and W.A. Goodsell referring to Redman's comments and arrangements for his visit to Australia; copies of letters from Redman to Goodsell and Gascoigne referring to R.V. Willstrop's reductions of the Hartmann plates, Redman's visit to the Siding Spring Observatory, and a paper by Racine in the 'Astronomical Journal', 74, 1969, p. 1073; a cable and a letter from D.W. Cunliffe confirming travel arrangements; and a copy of letter from Goodsell to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, Rauchfuss Instruments, and Boller and Chivens inviting them to tender for the supply of a prime focus camera and guider assembly.
25 pages.
2 Dec. 1971–26 Jan. 1972
547 Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell. Correspondence with William A. Goodsell regarding the primary mirror attitude and the overcoating of the aluminium, with a copy of a letter from R. Griffin to B.N. Watts, 15 December 1971, reporting on the coating of mirror samples exposed in the 36-inch dome at the Cambridge Observatory.
10 pages.
14 Dec. 1971–26 May 1972
548 Correspondence on primary mirror tests. Correspondence regarding primary mirror tests, including a copy of a letter from Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to W.A. Goodsell, 20 December 1971, reporting on their visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; a copy of a letter from Redman to Gascoigne, 28 December 1971, enclosing Redman's notes on his visit to the company on 16-17 December; a letter from J.D. Pope, 27 December 1971, regarding his visit to the company with Gascoigne on 23 December, and concerning the support system tests and the usefulness of data for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescope; a list of proposed support system tests, dated 28 December; Goodsell's correspondence with Redman and D.S. Brown, including notes sent by Brown on 'Residual surface errors (December '71) and possibility of further improvement'; copies of letters from W.E. James to Goodsell, including a progress report for December 1971, and from P.R. Gillingham to I. Munro, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, on primary mirror figuring; a letter from Gascoigne, 19 January 1972, enclosing a report on his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 13-17 and 21-22 December, and copies of correspondence of Gascoigne and J.F. Hosie concerning the competence of W.E. James and C.G. Wynne's statement that he should have been consulted in placing the contract, and of Gascoigne's correspondence with Wynne on formulating a test programme and on the draft specifications of the correctors.
1 folder.
20 Dec. 1971–24 Jan. 1972
549 Correspondence on the Hartmann tests. Letters and cables regarding the Hartmann tests, including Redman's letter to R.F. Griffin at the Hale Observatory, 27 January 1972, concerning the mirror figure, the size of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescope, his travel plans, and observing on the Cambridge 36-inch telescope; and a copy of Redman's letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 27 January, referring to his time of arrival at Canberra, with a manuscript note regarding R.V. Willstrop's worry about a program error. There are also cables and letters sent by Willstrop to Redman in Canberra regarding possible errors; modifications to computer programs in the wake of the receipt of Redman's cabled message from D.S. Brown; and problems encountered, including the power crisis. Willstrop encloses with his letter of 17 February a calculation of the 6th power coefficient, part of a computer program, an explanation of the new program between labels 20 and 23, and a hand-coloured map of the errors supposed to be on the mirror.
22 pages.
27 Jan. 1972–21 Feb. 1972
550 Correspondence on the computer specification. Letters from Redman and V.C. Reddish to Maston Beard, 27 January 1972, regarding the 2nd edition of the computer functional specification, with an extract from the specification, including Redman's pencilled marginal notes. There are also undated handwritten comments by R.V. Willstrop.
12 pages.
27 Jan. 1972
551 Letters from D.S. Brown. Letters from D.S. Brown enclosing data on the primary mirror cell tests, with explanatory notes, and reporting progress towards resolving the differences between the Hartmann test results and those produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd interferometric techniques.
1 folder.
3 Feb. 1972–10 Feb. 1972
552 Correspondence on mirror testing. Correspondence with Redman regarding primary mirror testing, including reference to the Hartmann and Wave Stearing Interferometer tests, astigmatism and the stage II specification. There is correspondence between Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne; a letter from D.S. Brown, 15 March, enclosing 'Test Procedure for Stage Two Acceptance'; a letter from Redman to Gascoigne, 17 March, enclosing the notes on his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 3-14 March 1972; a letter from W.A. Goodsell, 22 March, regarding extra payments to Grubb, Parsons and Co.; Redman's letter to Gascoigne, 22 March, concerning a draft contract with Grubb, Parsons and Co. for figuring the mirror to specification II, and concerning GALAXY measurements of the Hartmann plates; letters and cables concerning Gascoigne's visit to the United Kingdom in May; Redman's letter to Gascoigne, 4 April, referring to Hoyle's resignation as Plumian Professor and M. Rees succeeding at Sussex University; a letter from Gascoigne, 5 April, sending his comments on the draft contract for the primary mirror; a letter from W.A. Goodsell, 7 April, enclosing 'Figuring and Testing of Primary Mirror to Specification II', a letter from Redman, 11 April, enclosing a revision of the contract; Redman's letter to D.S. Brown, 17 April, highlighting an error in the contract; and a letter from Gascoigne, 21 April, accepting Redman's invitation to stay with him.
1 folder.
1 Mar. 1972–21 Apr. 1972
553 Correspondence with P.R. Gillingham. Correspondence with P.R. Gillingham regarding an enclosed incomplete draft of the specification for the Cassegrain Acquisition and Guiding Units. Redman's letter of 26 April refers to comments by R.V. Willstrop.
25 pages.
24 Mar. 1972–26 Apr. 1972
554 Correspondence of Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner, 6 April 1972, enclosing a copy of his letter to R.F. Griffin, 5 April 1972, regarding Coudé Spectrograph components, and copies of his correspondence with D.S. Brown, 25 January - 15 February 1972.
10 pages.
6 Apr. 1972
555 Correspondence on focus control. A copy of a letter from P.R. Gillingham to I. Munro, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 23 May 1972, enclosing notes entitled 'Focus Control System. General Specification for Grubb Parsons. Section of System'; and resulting correspondence between Redman and P.R. Gillingham, 7 June 1972 - 14 June 1972, referring to Cassegrain acquisition and guiding units, and including notes on the positions of temperature sensors for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, with diagrams.
17 pages.
23 May 1972–14 June 1972
556 Correspondence on mirror support systems. Letters and cables regarding secondary mirror support systems, including copies of W.A. Goodsell's letters to J.B.S. Price, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, on the lack of progress and the specification for the performance of the secondary mirrors when supported in mercury girdles; and Redman's correspondence with S.C.B Gascoigne, including reference to primary mirror astigmatism, the performance specification of the secondary mirror support system, testing the mercury girdle and the acquisition of a new primary cell from Boller and Chivens for the Mount Stromlo 30-inch telescope.
16 pages.
24 May 1972–30 June 1972
557 Letter from D.S. Brown. A copy of a letter from D.S. Brown to William A. Goodsell, 30 May 1972, regarding design study reports and enclosing notes on target types.
3 pages.
1972
558 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner regarding mirror handling and aluminium procedures.
1 page.
31 May 1972
559 Letter to D.S. Brown. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.S. Brown thanking him for sending the 'Alignment Study Second Report'; requesting a copy of Table 1, which was missing; and referring to R.V. Willstrop's computations regarding the meniscus lens.
1 page.
7 June 1972
560 Letter from Arthur Vaughan. A copy of a letter from Arthur Vaughan Jr., Hale Observatories, to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 15 June 1972, enclosing data from a recent test on the Palomar 60-inch telescope concerning fitting polynominals to measured Hartmann slopes.
5 pages.
1972
561 Correspondence on the Coudé spectrograph. Correspondence regarding the Coudé spectrograph, comprised of copies of letters from Hermann Wehner to R.F. Griffin enclosing drawings for him to comment on; Redman's correspondence with Wehner; and a letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne to Wehner, with comments.
1 folder.
30 June 1972–21 Mar. 1973
562 Letter from D.S. Brown. A copy of a letter from D.S. Brown to S.C.B. Gascoigne concerning tests on the f/8 convex mirror and enclosing notes on calculations for the f/8 convex and the primary mirror. Brown refers to calculations made by R.V. Willstrop.
4 pages.
3 July 1972
563 Correspondence on mirror cell tests. Correspondence regarding primary mirror cell tests with the dummy mirror, comprised of a copy of a letter from D.W. Cunliffe to I. Munro, 5 July 1972, enclosing Variation Order No. 11, dated 5 July, and 'Proposed Primary Mirror Cell Tests with Dummy Mirror', dated 20 April; and a letter from Munro to Redman, 10 November 1972, concerning the report summarising the tests.
6 pages.
July 1972
564 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding auxiliary equipment needed for the testing and initial operation of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including a handwritten letter from Gascoigne, 25 October, with a handwritten note by Redman at the end concerning the Hartmann tests.
6 pages.
31 July 1972–25 Oct. 1972
565 Correspondence on Computer Functional Specifications. Correspondence regarding the Computer Functional Specifications, Issues 3 and 3A, comprised of Redman's correspondence with T. Wallace, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and the A.A.T. Project Office, commenting on Issue 3 (Preliminary) and Issue 3A; a copy of J. Rothwell's notes 'Replies to Some of Professor Redman's Queries 12/8/72'; a copy of a letter from C.L. Stephens, Imperial College of Science and Technology, asking for comments on the draft specification for the instrumentation computer system; and Redman's correspondence with M. Beard, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, concerning Redman's notes on Stephens's draft specification, the use of computer language, and confusion between the Functional Specification, Part I and Part II, for the instrumentation computer.
20 pages.
3 Aug. 1972–4 Jan. 1973
566 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding general matters concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope; news from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; and tentative travel plans for Redman's Canberra visit.
1 page.
4 Aug. 1972
567 Correspondence with P.R. Gillingham. A letter from Redman to P.R. Gillingham, 4 August 1972, and Gillingham's reply of 15 August, regarding the revised version of the specification for the Cassegrain Acquisition and Guiding Unit, referring to blooming the glass graticules and to a swing of opinion against working in a Cassegrain cage. Gillingham encloses 'Notes on Provisions for Direct Photography at Prime & Cassegrain Foci'.
9 pages.
4 Aug. 1972–15 Aug. 1972
568 Correspondence with Hermann Wehner. Correspondence with Hermann Wehner regarding the draft specification for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Aluminising Plant prepared by H.R.F. Gollnow, including a list of people to whom the specification has been distributed.
9 pages.
9 Aug. 1972–24 Aug. 1972
569 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne, with accompanying notes on a conversation between R.V. Willstrop and D.S. Brown concerning the little progress on the primary and secondary telescope mirrors.
2 pages.
24 Aug. 1972
570 Correspondence with P.R. Gillingham. Correspondence with P.R. Gillingham regarding the Television Finder, including, among other items, a copy of Gillingham's letter to S.B.C. Gascoigne, 24 August 1972; Gillingham's letter to Redman, 27 November 1972, enclosing the 'Preliminary Specification of Optics for TV Finder', and referring to an amended specification for the Coudé 5 Mirror Drive and the tender by the Ordnance Factory, Bendigo; and Redman's handwritten notes entitled 'Drive of coudé flat no. 3. Willstrop's modification of Foucault's siderostat linkwork'.
20 pages.
24 Aug. 1972–8 Jan. 1973
571 Correspondence on the Cassegrain Cage. Correspondence regarding the Cassegrain Cage, including a copy of a letter and telex from Hermann Wehner to B.N. Watts, Secretary, P.I.L.O.T. (Panel of Instrumentation for the Large Optical Telescopes), requesting comments on design drawings; Redman's correspondence with B.N. Watts, enclosing his 'Comments on Cassegrain Cage Drawings', 31 October; and a copy of a letter from Watts to Wehner giving the views of P.I..LO.T., 28 November.
10 pages.
1972
572 Correspondence with D.W. Cunliffe. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.W. Cunliffe, 20 October 1972, enclosing a statement of Redman's expenses for his recent visit to Canberra; summaries of telephone conversations between R.V. Willstrop and D.S. Brown held on 20 September and 18 October, which include a comment on the Hartmann tests; and summaries of telephone conversations between J.D. Pope and R.V. Willstrop on 19 October concerning Hartmann screen holes. Redman's letter was sent in reply to a request made in a telegram from Cunliffe, which is also included.
7 pages.
Oct. 1972
573 Correspondence on mirror tests. Letters and cables regarding the progress of mirror tests at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and arrangements for visits to the company by S.C.B. Gascoigne in 1973. There is correspondence of Redman with W.A. Goodsell, Gascoigne and D.S. Brown, and copies of letters from Gascoigne to D.S. Brown. The correspondence discusses tenders for the Cassegrain head; the Waterworth camera; Redman's report on his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 1 November 1972; primary mirror cell tests; mercury girdle trouble; Hartmann tests and measurements on the Herstmonceux GALAXY; preliminary assembly of the mounting in Japan; Coudé flats; testing the meniscus lens for the secondary mirrors; the Franco-Canadian telescope; shearing inter-ferometer tests; the erection and commissioning of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, to be supervised by J. Bolton; tabulated results of the measured surface errors of both sides of the meniscus lens, May 1973; Anglo-Australian Telescope Board changes; and the transport of the primary mirror.
1 folder.
Oct. 1972-May 1973
574 Letters from R.F. Griffin. A copy of a letter from R.F. Griffin to B.N. Watts, Science Research Council, 29 January 1973, commenting on the computer specification, enclosing part of his letter to V.C. Reddish, 4 September 1969, referring to dome rotation.
3 pages.
29 Jan. 1973
575 Correspondence with Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner, 6 February 1973, regarding tenders for the aluminising plant and the provision of shields and shutters, with Wehner's sketch of the Kitt Peak National Observatory Filament/Shield arrangement; and a copy of Redman's reply of 20 February 1973.
4 pages.
6 Feb. 1973–20 Feb. 1973
576 Correspondence with Brown and Gascoigne. Correspondence with D.S. Brown and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding a letter sent by Brown to the Editors of 'The Observatory', following statements made by R.F. Griffin on seeing images with large telescopes, and the relevance of these issues to the Anglo-Australian Telescope primary mirror. Redman's letter of 30 April refers to the latest model of the mercury girdle.
5 pages.
19 Apr. 1973–30 Apr. 1973
577 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Cables and letters exchanged with S.C.B. Gascoigne concerning Gascoigne's visit to Newcastle and optical tests by Redman and R.V. Willstrop. There is also an abstract of R.V. Shack, 'Optical Sciences Technology', University of Arizona, Tucson, Report 32, 1968.
11 pages.
May 1973-June 1973
578 Correspondence on the Coudé flat and spectrograph. Correspondence regarding the Coudé flat and Coudé spectrograph, comprised of Redman's correspondence with D.S. Brown, including a sketch showing the edge defects on the elliptical Coudé flat; Redman's correspondence with Hermann Wehner on the Coudé spectrograph; reference to A.H. Pfund 'Metallic Arcs for Spectroscopic Investigations', 'Astrophysical Journal', Vol. 27, 1908, p. 296, and an enclosed extract of a piece by H.R.F. Gollnow entitled 'Comparison Light Source', from Stromlo Reprint No. 46; and letters from R.V. Willstrop and C.M. Lowne, Royal Greenwich Observatory, to Wehner commenting on the collimator and the Isaac Newton Telescope Coudé spectrograph. Redman's letter of 28 June includes comments by R.F. Griffin.
18 pages.
16 May 1973–28 June 1973
579 Letter from D.L. Crawford. A letter from David L. Crawford, Kitt Peak National Observatory, enclosing photographs taken at the prime focus of the 4m telescope, referring to general progress, and sending his best wishes for Redman's retirement.
2 pages + 4 photographs.
21 June 1973
580 Telegram from S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a telegram sent by S.C.B. Gascoigne in Cambridge to Hermann Wehner reporting on the mirror inspection at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 page.
27 June 1973
581 Correspondence with D.S. Brown. Correspondence with D.S. Brown regarding interferometric tests. Brown's letter of 6 July encloses a table of results of the 2' inch shear interferograms, including Redman's pencilled comments, and also an image intensity profile. The letters include reference to mechanical tests of the British Scientific Instrument Research Association mercury band.
7 pages.
6 July 1973–18 July 1973
582 Correspondence on the Coudé spectrograph. Correspondence with Hermann Wehner and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Coudé spectrograph, including Wehner's letter of 17 July, referring to the tender documents and enclosing a list of tendering companies; Gascoigne's letter of 25 July, referring to Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meetings and enclosing a copy of his letter to Wehner, 25 July 1973, on primary mirror acceptance and the contract; cables and letters concerning the contract documents; letters from Redman, 2 August, regarding the primary mirror progress and his view that no serious astronomy should be allowed during commissioning year; and Wehner's letter of 19 September, reporting that funding for the Coudé spectrograph has been transferred to the operational budget, and referring to remaining tenderers and the costs of the camera I mirror blank.
17 pages.
17 July 1973–27 Sep. 1973
583 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the progress at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on optical tests and fitting the mercury band; the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board and Committee meetings; Redman's proposed visit to Australia; the Coudé spectrograph; and the International Astronomical Union meeting. There is also a letter from R.V. Willstrop, 6 August, and a report of his telephone conversation with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 21 September 1973. Gascoigne's letter of 5 September encloses a newspaper cutting on the resignation of O.J. Eggen from the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board.
18 pages.
20 July 1973–26 Sep. 1973
584 Letters from J. Andrews. Two letters from J. Andrews, British Scientific Instrument Research Association Institute, concerning a report entitled 'The Selection of Materials and Manufacture of a Phototype Mercury Girdle' and its appendix.
2 pages.
31 July 1973–22 Nov. 1973
585 Correspondence with Hermann Wehner. A copy of a letter from Redman to Hermann Wehner, 24 August 1973, and Wehner's reply of 10 September, regarding Redman's travel arrangements and the plans for shipping the primary mirror. Wehner reports that the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meeting is deferred and discusses the work on secondary blanks at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
2 pages.
24 Aug. 1973–10 Sep. 1973
586 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Hartmann tests, shipping the primary mirror, the elliptical Coudé flat and mercury girdles. Gascoigne's letter of 31 October refers to the future of the Rodgers Committee, secondary mirror tests and mirror delays. Redman's letter of 5 November mentions travel plans, the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and B.E.J. Pagel's appointment to the Rodgers Committee. There is also a letter to Redman from D.S. Brown, 15 October, enclosing a print of a Hartmann plate made using a laser light source.
7 pages + 1 print.
11 Oct. 1973–5 Nov. 1973
587 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner, 17 October 1973, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meeting; Mitsubishi's revised time schedule; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd components on site; and the camera I blank. He encloses a copy of a letter from C.C. Wheeler, Boller and Chivens, 2 October 1973, which accompanies a proposal (with Redman's pencilled comments) and drawings for an alternate Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
18 pages.
17 Oct. 1973
588 Correspondence on travel and tests. Cables and telexes exchanged between Redman and Hermann Wehner, a telex from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne, and a cable from D.W. Cunliffe, regarding Redman's travel arrangements for Australia and progress reports on tests by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
13 pages.
Oct. 1973
589 Letter from Hermann Wehner. A letter from Hermann Wehner, 24 October 1973, enclosing copies of recent correspondence between Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office, 17 and 19 October 1973, and a summary of correspondence on the mercury girdle, 5 March - 8 October 1973.
15 pages.
24 Oct. 1973
590 Letters to Hermann Werner. Copies of letters from Redman to Hermann Wehner regarding the progress of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, their organisation and staffing, the value of Hartmann tests, the Perkin-Elmer Coudé spectrograph, the f/8 convex mirror and the mercury girdle. There are also summaries of Redman's telephone conversation with D.S. Brown on 13 and 14 November.
10 pages.
25 Oct. 1973–14 Nov. 1973
591 Correspondence on mercury girdle tests. Correspondence regarding mercury girdle tests, including a telex from D.S. Brown to Hermann Wehner, 12 December 1973, reporting the results of the optical tests; a cable from P.R. Gillingham suggesting that the girdle is not acceptable optically for the f/8 mirror; and Redman's correspondence with Wehner on a comparison of the Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and British Scientific Instrument Research Association band results, with reference to power cuts and optical tests on the F/15 convex mirror. Wehner also encloses copies of telex messages received from J.D. Pope following his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and Melco's schedule for the completion of work on the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
10 pages.
12 Dec. 1973–17 Jan. 1974
592 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding delays in work at the Siding Spring Observatory; Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meetings; Redman's next visit; the secondary mirror; the Hartmann tests; the optimum setting of the polar axis; the focal length of a primary mirror; the appointment of J. Wampler as Director; and Australian floods. Gascoigne encloses Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd's table on secondary mirror tests, 2 August 1973, and a cartoon drawn by a Mitsubishi engineer.
14 pages.
21 Dec. 1973–16 Jan. 1974
593 Correspondence with Gascoigne and Boksenberg. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.G. Gascoigne, 25 January 1974, regarding progress at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, with a postscript concerning A. Boksenberg's work at Palomar; copies of Redman's letters to A. Boksenberg, 25 January and 6 February 1974, on Boksenberg's Image Photon Counting System; and a copy of a letter from Boksenberg to Gascoigne, 13 February 1974, containing information on the system.
5 pages.
25 Jan. 1974–13 Feb. 1974
594 Letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 29 January 1974, enclosing calculations concerning the secondary mirror and referring to f/8 secondary mirror tests, the progress of the telescope on site and floods. The letter also comments on an enclosed copy of a letter from I. Munro to H. Wehner, 18 January 1974, which is accompanied by a list of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd work for the Anglo-Australian Telescope outstanding at 11 November 1973.
7 pages.
29 Jan. 1974
595 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd work schedule, the progress of tests, the Boller and Chivens spectrograph, Hartmann plate reductions at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Redman's proposed visit to Australia, G.M. Sisson's departure from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, and reactions to J. Wampler. Redman's letter of 4 February encloses a copy of a letter from H. Wehner to I. Munro, 31 January 1974, concerning further tests of the Coudé flats.
13 pages.
4 Feb. 1974–22 Feb. 1974
596 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Letters and telexes exchanged between Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne and the A.A.T. Project Office, regarding visits by Redman and R.V. Willstrop, D.S. Brown's proposal for testing two Coudé flats, the Astronomers Working Party, on-site problems reported by Gascoigne, and Gascoigne's calendar of events.
23 pages.
Mar. 1974
597 Telex from R.V. Willstrop. A copy of a telex message from R.V. Willstrop to S.C.B. Gascoigne advising the completion of mirror alignment before taking Hartmann plates.
1 page.
8 May 1974
598 Correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel. Correspondence with B.E.J. Pagel regarding Redman's report on his visit to Australia in April and on the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, a copy of which is enclosed. There are also copies of letters from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne and Sir Fred Hoyle, which enclosed copies of the report.
15 pages.
21 May 1974–7 June 1974
599 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 29 May 1974, and a copy of Redman's reply of 11 June, regarding observing on the Anglo-Australian Telescope; accidents, including damage to the right ascension gear teeth; J. Rothwell's accident; assembling the F/8 mirror girdle and cell; dome fans; and Hartmann tests. Redman's letter encloses a handwritten list of questions for R.V. Willstrop to ask various people.
6 pages.
29 May 1974–11 June 1974
600 Correspondence with R.V. Willstrop. Correspondence with R.V. Willstrop at the Siding Spring Observatory. Willstrop's handwritten letters report on commissioning tests, progress and observing, and refer to S.C.G. Gascoigne's accident, a postal strike, encoders for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, the Koblertron, Hartmann plates, tachometers, dome air temperatures, the Isaac Newton Telescope, I. Arnison, the rumour of O.J. Eggen's resignation, the Royal opening, and the allocation of time on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Redman reports on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee meetings, Science Research Council news, and progress at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, and encloses a copy of his handwritten memorandum of 23 April entitled 'Commissioning: Prime Focus'.
35 pages.
20 June 1974–23 July 1974
601 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding his accident; telescope progress; the 'invaluable' help of R.V. Willstrop, who has returned to Cambridge with interesting plates and thermograph records; Redman's engagements, which will prevent him visiting Australia for the opening; and the British Scientific Instrument Research Association's cancelled open day. Gascoigne's letter of 30 July encloses a copy of a cutting of a critical article from the 'Sydney Morning Herald', 2 July 1974, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope and Australian astronomy.
9 pages.
8 July 1974–5 Aug. 1974
602 Letter to Peter Brown. A copy of a letter to Peter Brown, Siding Spring Observatory, thanking him for the temperature and humidity records brought back by R.V. Willstrop and asking for temperature records from the crane and console roof levels.
1 page.
12 Aug. 1974
603 Correspondence with C.J. Baddiley. Correspondence with C.J. Baddiley, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, regarding the multi-object spectrometer project documents, with Redman's handwritten notes and queries, and photocopies of photographs of the system.
10 pages.
12 Aug. 1974–2 Sep. 1974
604 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding commissioning for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescopes, the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the Royal Greenwich Observatory spectrograph, temperature measurements, R. Street's appointment to the A.A.T. Board, R.G. Bingham's interest in dome and mirror temperatures for the Isaac Newton Telescope, H. Kobler and the autoguider. Gascoigne encloses figures for the first setting accuracy run on 12 July.
10 pages.
12 Aug. 1974–6 Sep. 1974
605 Correspondence of Gascoigne and Willstrop. A cable from S.C.B. Gascoigne to R.V. Willstrop, and Willstrop's reply, regarding F/8 Hartmann plates, polar plate 101 and the Omega Centauri photographic enlargements. There is also a telex from D.W. Cunliffe confirming the arrival of enlargements.
5 pages.
Aug. 1974
606 Letter to D.W. Cunliffe. A copy of a letter from Redman to D.W. Cunliffe declining the invitation to the inauguration of the Anglo-Australian Telescope on 16 October.
1 page.
21 Aug. 1974
607 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne commenting on the Proceedings of the European Southern Observatory/Science Research Council/European Organization for Nuclear Research conference in May and referring to his invitation to the inauguration of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
21 Aug. 1974
608 Letter to J.D. Pope. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.D. Pope enclosing a copy of his plot of the right ascension setting errors.
3 pages.
4 Sep. 1974
609 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 9 September 1974, and a copy of Redman's reply of 28 September, regarding the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project. Gascoigne encloses a copy of the record of the output of a microsensor bearing on the right ascension gear. There is also a handwritten note by Gascoigne concerning O.J. Eggen's television interview in the Anglo-Australian Telescope dome and the politics of the Australian National University, which Redman replies to off the record.
11 pages.
9 Sep. 1974–28 Sep. 1974
610 Letter from P.R. Brown. A letter from P.R. Brown enclosing copies of five weeks of temperature records.
14 pages.
18 Oct. 1974
611 Correspondence with D.H. Brown. Correspondence and a record of telephone conversation with D.H. Brown regarding progress on the Anglo-Australian Telescope and the computations made by the ITEK Corporation using the A.A.T. mirror test data. Brown encloses copies of ITEK's calculations; his notes on the interferometric measurement of atmospheric turbulence; and an optical performance specification for astronomical telescopes, which includes special reference to modular transfer function.
35 pages.
25 Sep. 1974–9 Jan. 1975
612 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 5 November 1974, and Redman's reply of 11 November, regarding commissioning work, the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board, a shearing interferometer assessment of a mirror figure, and Redman's proposed visit to Australia. There is also a handwritten description of Redman's telephone conversation with D.S. Brown on 8 November 1974 concerning the measurement of azimuths.
6 pages.
5 Nov. 1974–11 Nov. 1974
613 Correspondence with R.V. Willstrop. Correspondence with R.V. Willstrop, written during Redman's visit to the Siding Spring Observatory, regarding setting errors, prime focus direct photography, other commissioning work, various committee meetings, and Willstrop's private conversation with J. Wampler.
5 pages.
28 Nov. 1974–5 Dec. 1974
614 Letter to S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne enclosing a first version of his report on his visit to the Siding Spring Observatory during 24 November - 15 December 1974.
22 pages.
7 Jan. 1975
615 Correspondence on the 48-inch Schmidt. Correspondence with V.C. Reddish, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and John Hutchinson, Science Research Council, regarding optics specifications for the 48-inch Schmidt Telescope, including the manufacture of blanks, with accompanying draft specifications for blanks. There is also correspondence between Redman and I.S. Bowen, Hale Observatories, on mirror distortion resulting from the use of Cervit blanks, including a handwritten note on the coefficients of expansion.
15 pages.
12 June 1970–14 July 1970
616 Correspondence with V.C. Reddish. A letter from V.C. Reddish, 13 December 1972, inviting Redman to attend the press conference to mark the completion of the 48-inch Schmidt Telescope, and a copy of Redman's letter of acceptance, 2 January 1973.
2 pages.
13 Dec. 1972–2 Jan. 1973
617 Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell. Correspondence with William A. Goodsell, Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Manager, regarding the purchase of the European Southern Observatory/Science Research Council Southern Sky Atlas for the benefit of the A.A.T., including reference to gear problems and site erection.
3 pages.
4 May 1973–16 May 1973
618 Correspondence with the 'New Scientist'. Correspondence with Dr Peter Stubbs, Science Editor, 'New Scientist', regarding a proposed article by Redman on the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
11 pages.
16 Dec. 1970–29 Apr. 1971
619 Correspondence with the 'Science Journal'. Correspondence with Gordon Rattray Taylor and Robin Clarke, Editor, 'Science Journal', regarding Taylor's comments on British optical astronomy and the Anglo-Australian Telescope in the October issue of the journal, and concerning the publication of Redman's letter of 6 October.
6 pages.
6 Oct. 1966–7 Dec. 1966
620 Letter from M. Carpenter. A letter from M. Carpenter requesting Redman's comments on an attached draft of an article on large telescopes prepared for 'New Technology' by the Ministry of Technology.
5 pages.
19 June 1968
621 Letter from W.L. Martin. A letter from W.L. Martin, Royal Greenwich Observatory enclosing a copy of a paper by Martin and R.G. Bingham to be submitted to the magazine 'The Observatory' entitled 'Analysis of composite spectra: - independent variables in Wood's twelve-colour photometry', which includes an application of the method of 'multivariant analysis' as used by T.J. Deeming.
16 pages.
12 Sep. 1969
622 Correspondence on the mission to Australia. Redman's correspondence regarding the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee mission to Australia. The correspondents are B.J. Bok; J. Tuson and C. Jolliffe, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; D.L. Crawford, Kitt Peak National Observatory; J.D. Pope; R. Woolley; and T.M. Cherry, President, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra. The correspondence refers to Redman's travel arrangements and to meetings with Kitt Peak National Observatory staff at Tucson, and with B.J. Bok in Flagstaff, Arizona.
15 pages.
30 May 1964–15 July 1964
623 Letter to Richard Woolley. A copy of letter from Redman to Richard Woolley regarding a publication by H. Siedentopf and Unz received by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, which has relevance to the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
8 June 1964
624 Letter to Richard Woolley. A copy of a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley regarding the mobilisation of important well-wishers to persuade the Treasury to produce money for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
25 July 1964
625 Correspondence with C.S. Beals. A letter from C.S. Beals, consultant, Manotick, Ontario, 29 September 1964, and Redman's reply of 8 October 1964, regarding the Canadian government's approval of the Centennial Telescope project. Redman's letter refers to the Anglo-Australian Telescope and personal news.
2 pages.
29 Sep. 1964–8 Oct. 1964
626 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. A copy of a letter from Redman to Richard Woolley, 15 December 1964, asking if he is to be an Anglo-Australian Telescope representative at the International Astronomical Union symposium at Tucson and Pasadena in April 1965, and whether there will be money for his expenses, with Woolley's reply of 21 December stating that he doesn't know what the position is.
2 pages.
15 Dec. 1964–21 Dec. 1964
627 Letter from Hermann Bondi. A copy of a letter from Hermann Bondi, King's College London, to O.J. Eggen, 4 March 1966, congratulating him on his appointment as director of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and requesting his support for the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
3 pages.
1966
628 Letter from M. Carpenter. A letter from M. Carpenter, Science Research Council, 3 May 1967, confirming travel and currency arrangements for Redman's visit to Kitt Peak National Observatory, with a handwritten note of Redman's expenses.
2 pages.
May 1967
629 Letter from M. Carpenter. A letter from M. Carpenter confirming flight times for the visit by Redman and J.D. Pope to Toledo, United States.
1 page.
12 July 1967
630 Correspondence with the Faculty Board. Copies of letters from Redman to W.J. Sartain, Secretary General of the Faculties, Cambridge, requesting leave of absence to attend to Anglo-Australian Telescope business, with replies from G.S. Hankinson, Administrative Assistant.
5 pages.
23 Aug. 1967–3 Feb. 1972
631 Correspondence on travel plans. A letter from Miss S. Durrands, Science Research Council, 6 October 1967, regarding the flight booking for Redman's visit to Australia, and a handwritten draft of a telegram from Redman to O.J. Eggen, 7 October, regarding his travel plans.
2 pages.
6 Oct. 1967–7 Oct. 1967
632 Letters to R.J. Harris. Copies of three letters from Redman to R.J. Harris regarding travel arrangements and expenses for visits abroad.
3 pages.
29 Dec. 1967–20 May 1971
633 Correspondence on the Instrumentation Conference. A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 3 July 1968, and Redman's reply of 8 July, regarding the programme for the Instrumentation Conference in Cambridge, with a copy of Redman's letter to J.D. Pope, 3 August 1968, requesting telescope drawings so that slides can be made for his talk on the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 pages.
3 July 1968–3 Aug. 1968
634 Letter to M.H. Jeffery. A copy of a letter from Redman to M.H. Jeffery referring to a summary of paper FC22, 'Preparation of Mirror Coatings for the Vacuum Ultraviolet', from the 'Journal of the Optical Society of America', 1968, p. 1567.
1 page.
15 Jan. 1969
635 Correspondence on visits to Owens-Illinois. Telegrams and telexes regarding travel arrangements for visits to Owens-Illinois Inc.
5 pages.
1969
636 Letters to Ovenden and Wright. Copies of letters from Redman to M.W. Ovenden and K. Wright regarding Redman's visit to Vancouver and Victoria to see spectrographs and equipment at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
2 pages.
3 Mar. 1970
637 Letter from John Hutchinson. A letter from John Hutchinson inviting Redman to attend a dinner connected to the Anglo-Australian Telescope - Joint Policy Committee meeting.
1 page.
23 July 1970
638 Letter to K.O. Wright. A copy of a letter from Redman to Dr K.O. Wright, 29 May 1971, regarding a proposed visit to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory on his return from Australia, with a note of the outward flight details.
2 pages.
May 1971
639 Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne. A copy of two letters and the text of a cable from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding meetings and a visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd in Newcastle, with a telegram from Gascoigne regarding travel arrangements.
4 pages.
1971–1972
640 Correspondence with B.N. Watts. Correspondence with B.N. Watts, 14-21 January 1972, regarding the flight arrangements for Redman's visits to Australia and South Africa. Redman's letter of 14 January includes a handwritten note on the Project Manager's Report and his unwise optimism with regard to mirror specifications. There is also an annotated copy of a cable sent by Redman from Canberra, 25 February 1972, concerning travel arrangements.
4 pages.
Jan. 1972-Feb. 1972
641 Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell. A copy of a letter from Redman to William A. Goodsell, and a cable from Goodsell, regarding a progress report required for Redman's talk on the Anglo-Australian Telescope at an astronomer's conference on instrumentation.
2 pages.
June 1972-July 1972
642 Letter to J.F. Hosie. A copy of a letter from Redman to J.F. Hosie returning 'Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 1970's', Volume I, and referring to Hosie's letter SP/159/01 about continuing with the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
25 Oct. 1972
643 Correspondence with D.W. Cunliffe. Correspondence with D.W. Cunliffe regarding Redman's fees and claims for expenses as the United Kingdom consultant to the Anglo-Australian Telescope, with reference to time spent by R.V. Willstrop on Anglo-Australian Telescope work and the progress of the telescope.
11 pages.
2 Nov. 1972–27 Sep. 1974
644 Correspondence with J.V. Jelley. Correspondence with J.V. Jelley, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope autoguider, including Redman's notes on autoguider status, for a 'Survey of Existing Autoguiders on the World's Large Telescope' commissioned by the European Southern Observatory/European Organization for Nuclear Research.
5 pages.
3 Jan. 1973–15 Jan. 1973
645 Memo on allowances. A copy of a memorandum to members of Science Research Council committees regarding future payments of travelling and subsistence allowances being liable to income tax.
2 pages.
Mar. 1973
646 Letter to Jean Melville. A copy of a letter from Redman to Miss Jean Melville, Science Research Council, 19 March 1974, regarding travel arrangements for Redman's visit to Australia. There is also a newspaper cutting and notes added by Miss Quin of the Science Research Council.
5 pages.
1974
647 Correspondence with G.B. Dunn. Correspondence with G.B. Dunn, Sira Institute, regarding an invitation for Redman to attend an open day to view a processing system.
5 pages.
23 July 1974
648 Letter to Marshall (Cambridge) Ltd. A copy of a letter from Redman's secretary to Marshall (Cambridge) Ltd, 10 October 1974, ordering a chauffer-driver car for 14 October. There are also Redman's handwritten notes of expenses for a journey to Mainz on 4 October, which have been crossed through, with pencilled notes on car hire charges on the reverse.
3 pages.
1974
649 Cable from R.V. Willstrop. A handwritten copy of a cable from R.V. Willstrop to the Siding Spring Observatory requesting information on the present state of commissioning for Redman's talk on the Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Royal Astronomical Society's Annual General Meeting on 14 March, with an accompanying card giving details of the meeting.
4 pages.
1975
650 Correspondence Register. A register of correspondence regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1967-1975.
1 envelope.
circa 1975
651 Correspondence on ESO/CERN conference. Correspondence regarding the European Southern Observatory (E.S.O.) and European Organization for Nuclear Research (C.E.R.N.) conference on large telescope design, 1-5 March 1971, comprised of Redman's correspondence with Adriaan Blaauw, Director-General, European Southern Observatory, on possible delegates and conference details; a copy of a letter from Redman to John Hutchinson, 24 November 1970, concerning expenses; a copy of a letter from J.F. Hosie to Blaauw, 4 December 1970; and Redman's notes on the conference.
30 pages.
19 Nov. 1970–25 Mar. 1971
652 Correspondence with R.M. West. A copy of a letter from Sir Martin Ryle, Cavendish Laboratory, to R.M. West, European Southern Observatory, 22 December 1971, with a copy of West's letter of 13 December and details of a conference on 'The Role of the Schmidt Telescopes in Astronomy in Hamburg'. There is also a copy of a letter from Redman to West, 28 December 1971, declining an invitation to the conference.
5 pages.
22 Dec. 1971–28 Dec. 1971
653 Letter from H. Spencer Jones. A letter from H. Spencer Jones regarding a meeting to be held in Brussels, 30 May - 3 June 1950.
1 page.
2 Mar. 1950
654 Letter from H. Spencer Jones. A letter from H. Spencer Jones agreeing to lend a double image micrometer for Dr Schmeidler to use on the Newall telescope and commenting on its usage.
2 pages.
25 Jan. 1951
655 Letter to W.V.D. Hodge. A copy of a letter to W.V.D. Hodge requesting his comments on an enclosed item (not included).
1 page.
15 June 1951
656 Letter from A.D. Thackeray. A letter from A.D. Thackeray, Radcliffe Observatory, regarding the Cassegrain system, turret wheels, obtaining a research student, and the sorting of B type spectra for measurement.
2 pages.
8 Oct. 1956
657 Letter to H.E. Butler. A copy of letter from Redman to Dr H.E. Butler, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, stating that he can attend Butler's committee meeting.
1 page.
4 May 1959
658 Correspondence with Richard Woolley. A letter from Richard Woolley, 18 November 1963, and Redman's reply of 19 November, regarding Woolley's visit to Cambridge in January.
2 pages.
18 Nov. 1963–19 Nov. 1963
659 Correspondence on the Cambridge Development Plan. Correspondence regarding the Cambridge Development Plan, comprised of Redman's correspondence with E.F. Mills, Director of Estate Management, University of Cambridge, concerning the Minister's decision on the Western bypass road; a copy of the decision of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government regarding the plan, 26 August 1964, including a list of amendments to the Written Statement, eight sketch plans, part of the town map (with the Observatory marked), and a report on objections no. 9 (from Churchill College) and no. 61 (from the Storey's Way District Residents' Association); a copy of a letter from Mills to J.B. Hutchinson, School of Agriculture, 6 November 1964; and a copy of the transcript of the evidence from the enquiry into the plan held on 3 August 1962.
1 folder.
1964
660 Invitation acceptances. Copies of letters from Redman to the Chairman of the Research Council and the Astronomer Royal for Scotland accepting invitations to a celebration and sherry party at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, on 3 November 1972.
2 pages.
25 Oct. 1972
661 Letter to J.A. Fendley. A letter from Redman's secretary to J.A. Fendley, Science Research Council, requesting that his records be amended now that Redman had retired as the Director of the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.
1 page.
2 Jan. 1974
662 Letter to H.V. Skan Ltd. A copy of a letter from Redman to H.V. Skan Ltd requesting that future bulletins on Schott data be addressed to R.V. Willstrop.
1 page.
23 Sep. 1974
663 Correspondence with Olive Tudge. A letter from Olive Tudge, Higher Education Department, British Council, 7 October 1974, sending a poster regarding Exchange Studentships in the Soviet Union, and a copy of Redman's reply of 8 October 1974 requesting that future posters be sent to the Director of the Institute of Astronomy.
2 pages.
7 Oct. 1974–8 Oct. 1974
664 Letter to the Mathematics Board. A copy of a letter from Redman to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Mathematics, Cambridge, regarding the lapsing of Redman's membership.
1 page.
7 Nov. 1974
665 Notes on Kitt Peak and mirrors. Notes on the Kitt Peak National Observatory and visits to Owens-Illinois and Zeiss regarding mirrors for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 notebook.
1967
666 Notes on the A.A.T. Notes on various topics, including the Anglo-Australian Telescope; a visit to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne, Siding Spring; and an Instrumentation Conference on 12 August 1968.
1 notebook.
1967
667 Notes on the A.A.T. Notes regarding work on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project at Canberra, September-October 1969.
1 notebook.
1969
668 Notes on A.A.T. meetings. Notes taken by Redman at various meetings concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 notebook.
1970
669 Notes on the A.A.T. Notes, under the headings 'PILOT' and 'Canberra', regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope during the period January-February 1971.
1 notebook.
1971
670 Notes on the A.A.T. A notebook entitled 'Canberra 1971 June, Rodgers Committee etc. also PILOT, July 9, London', including Redman's notes on a visit he made to Siding Spring on 14 June 1971.
1 notebook.
1971
671 Notes on the A.A.T. A notebook entitled 'Canberra - Siding Spring 1972 February', containing notes by Redman on a visit he made to Siding Spring and on the Astronomical Working Party.
1 notebook.
1972
672 Correspondence on the A.A.T. Notes on the Astronomical Working Party at Canberra; a visit to Siding Spring; and meetings of the Science Research Council Board in London, Newcastle and Cambridge.
1 notebook.
1972–1973
673 Notes on Australian visits. Notes on Redman's visits to Australia in November 1973, April 1974, and November-December 1974.
1 notebook.
1973–1974
674 Notes on Owens-Illinois. Notes on Owens-Illinois relating to the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirror.
1 notebook.
1969
675 Notes on the A.A.T. A notebook entitled 'O.I. 1969 July, O.I. 1969 April', containing notes on the work of Owens-Illinois and Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 notebook.
1969
676 Notes on alignment problems. Notes on discussions with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd relating largely to problems of alignments.
1 notebook.
1970
677 Symposium notes. Notes made by Redman at an European Southern Observatory/European Organization for Nuclear Research symposium of 1-5 March 1971.
1 notebook.
1971
678 Notes on the A.A.T. Notes on various topics, including the Rodgers Committee of 23 August 1971; meetings with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; and a meeting of Redman, O.S. Brown and Richard Woolley in Cambridge on 26 January 1972.
1 notebook.
1971–1972
679 Notes on an A.A.T. meeting. Notes on a meeting between Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and members of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board regarding the mirror for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 notebook.
1972
680 Notes on a mountain survey. Undated notes on the survey of a mountain, with details of weather conditions as Siding Spring.
1 notebook.
681 Notes on the A.A.T. Notes written by Redman following a meeting with Hermann Bondi on the Anglo-Australian Telescope, with notes on a telephone conversation with Richard Woolley on the same subject.
2 pages.
1966
682 Notes on the A.A.T. Notes on a meeting on 3 February 1966 to discuss the Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope, with a memorandum for the meeting by Alan Hunter dated 26 January 1966. There are also papers entitled 'Proposed 150-inch Telescope in Australia', dated 7 July 1964.
15 pages.
1966
683 Notes on the A.A.T. Notes on various meetings held between Redman and J.F. Hosie to discuss the Anglo-Australian Telescope, with a photocopy of a report by H.K. Bourne on his visit to the Kitt Peak National Observatory on 10 October 1967.
16 pages.
1967
684 Notes on A.A.T. site tests. Handwritten notes entitled 'Anglo-Australian Telescope Site Tests'.
15 pages.
1968
685 Notes on a visit by J.D. Pope. Handwritten notes on a visit by J.D. Pope to Cambridge on 18 July 1968.
1 page.
1968
686 Memorandum and report. A handwritten memorandum on polarization measurements for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Cervit blank. There is also a typewritten report of a visit by Redman and others to Owens-Illinois, 13-14 July 1969, signed by Redman, and other papers relating to that visit.
27 pages.
1969
687 Notes on a paper on instrumentation. Handwritten notes regarding a paper on instrumentation prepared by the Science Research Council for the A.A.T. Joint Policy Committee, with a copy of the paper, including comments by Redman.
7 pages.
1969
688 Notes on an I.O.T.A. meeting. Handwritten notes, entitled 'Microwaves', made by Redman at an Institute of Theoretical Astronomy meeting on 3 August 1971.
9 pages.
1971
689 Notes on interferometer prints. Notes entitled 'Attempted quantitative deductions from shearing interferometer prints provided by G.P.', accompanied by graphs and calculations of 27 January 1973 and 4 April 1973, as well as a set of photographs.
1 envelope.
1973
690 Notes for an A.A.T. lecture. Handwritten notes for a lecture on the Anglo-Australian Telescope given to the 'Instrumentation Conference', Cambridge, 12 August 1968.
11 pages.
1968
691 Typescript of the A.A.T. A typescript, with handwritten amendments, of a piece read by Redman to the Royal Astronomical Society on 10 January 1969 entitled 'The Design of the Anglo-Australian 150 Inch Telescope'.
8 pages.
1969
692 Lecture notes. Notes for four lectures given by Redman at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.
48 pages.
1969
693 Lecture notes on the A.A.T. Handwritten notes for a lecture to the Astronomical Society at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 26 February 1970, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
17 pages.
1970
694 Lecture notes. Handwritten notes for a lecture at the University of St Andrews.
7 pages.
1970
695 Lecture notes on the A.A.T. Handwritten notes for four lectures delivered by Redman between 18 November 1970 and 17 December 1971, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
7 pages.
1970
696 Lecture notes on the A.A.T. An undated set of handwritten lecture notes regarding the Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope.
19 pages.
697 Memo on the Ritchey-Chrétien telescope. A memoranda entitled '150-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope with F/8 Cassegrain focus', prepared for a meeting at Herstmonceux on 6-7 January 1964, with handwritten amendments by Redman.
13 pages.
1964
698 Comments on telescope design. Annotated typescript notes entitled 'First comments on statement, dated 22.v.64, prepared by the Australian Technical Sub-Committee', dated 16 June 1964.
7 pages.
June 1964
699 Papers for an Australian visit. A timetable and papers prepared for a visit to Australia by a United Kingdom delegation, including Redman, on 28 June-13 July 1964.
29 pages.
1964
700 Report and minutes. Report of a visit made by Redman and others to the Kitt Peak National Observatory, 8-13 May 1967, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope. There are also minutes of the 150-inch Telescope Advisory Committee meeting on 8 May 1967, and also of a meeting of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Committee, held on the same day, regarding the Kitt Peak 150-inch telescope.
1 envelope.
1967
701 Notes on the Instrumentation Conference. Typewritten notes entitled 'Notes on Instrumentation Conference of 1968 August 12, 13 and various meetings on August 14', with handwritten amendments by Redman.
19 pages.
1968
702 Comments on thermal control. Typewritten notes entitled 'Comments on "Thermal Control etc" p. 64, March Progress Report', with handwritten amendments by Redman.
4 pages.
1969
703 Note on the A.A.T. dust problem. 'Anglo-Australian Telescope: Note on the dust problem.'.
1 page.
26 Mar. 1969
704 Notes on the A.A.T. Handwritten notes entitled 'A.A. 150-inch T. Comments on Progress Report July 1969'.
4 pages.
1969
705 Papers on a visit to Owens-Illinois. Papers relating to a visit made by Redman to Owens-Illinois, 27-28 October 1969, including Redman's report on the visit and a copy of his letter to H.C. Minnett, 30 October 1969, written during his visit to Ottawa.
8 pages.
1969
706 Notes on the E.S.O. Symposium. A duplicate set of notes entitled 'E.S.O. [European Southern Observatory] Symposium on Construction of Large Telescopes', relating to the symposium of 1-5 March 1971.
16 pages.
1971
707 Paper on the A.A.T. A xerox copy of a paper entitled 'The Anglo-Australian Telescope', with handwritten amendments by Redman.
7 pages.
27 Apr. 1971
708 Report of a visit to Grubb, Parsons and Co. A photocopy of a report, dated 13 February 1973, of a visit by Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 29-30 January 1973.
5 pages.
1973
709 Paper on the A.A.T. primary mirror. A paper entitled 'AAT primary mirror, "as if" images', dated 2 March 1973, accompanied by the results of mirror tests, 1971-1973.
7 pages.
1973
710 Report of a visit to Grubb, Parsons and Co. A report of a visit made by Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 19-21 June 1973, including a summary of tests made on the Anglo-Australian Telescope primary mirror, with a comparison of test methods and a report of the results of Hartmann tests.
11 pages.
1973
711 Notes on double star photographs. A copy of typed 'Notes on Production of Composite Laser Double Star Photographs', dated 6 July 1973, with a copy of four of the photographs.
3 pages.
1973
712 I.N.O. Board report. The report of the inaugural meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 23 July 1947, with a copy of a letter from S.I. Vavilov, President of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., to Sir H. Spencer Jones, 1 July 1947, regarding the construction of a new telescope, and an unsigned report entitled 'Specification for 84" Reflecting Telescope'.
10 pages.
1947
713 I.N.O. Board agenda. The agenda for a meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management to be held on 10 October 1947, with a memorandum prepared by C.R. Burch on the 'Choice of Thickness for 100" Mirror', including handwritten comments by Redman.
17 pages.
1947
714 I.N.O. Board minutes. Minutes of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management meeting on 10 October 1947.
4 pages.
1947
715 Minutes of the Servo Control Sub-Committee. Minutes of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Servo Control Sub-Committee on 5 December 1947.
2 pages.
1947
716 I.N.O. Board minutes. The agenda and minutes of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management meeting on 12 December 1947.
5 pages.
1947
717 I.N.O. Board minutes and agenda. The agenda and minutes of the fourth meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 11 May 1948, with a report by E.H. Linfoot and C.G. Wynne on Ross-Schmidt Systems for consideration at the meeting.
7 pages.
1948
718 I.N.O. Board minutes and agenda. A notification and agenda for the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 27 June 1949, with minutes and amendments to the minutes.
6 pages.
1949
719 I.N.O. Board minutes. Minutes of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 12 October 1949, with a memorandum by H.G. Barker, dated 16 December 1949, containing amendments to the minutes.
7 pages.
1949
720 Report of the Optical Committee. The report of the Isaac Newton Observatory Optical Committee following its meetings on 25 November and 16 December 1949, including a summary of its recommendations to the Board of Management.
7 pages.
25 Jan. 1950
721 I.N.O. Board minutes. Minutes of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 10 March 1950, including a discussion on the report of the Optical Committee (RGO 37/720).
4 pages.
1950
722 Letter from H.G. Barker. A letter from H.G. Barker regarding amendments to the minutes of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 10 March 1950 (RGO 37/721).
1 page.
19 Apr. 1950
723 Report on the Spectroscope Committee. A letter from H.G. Barker enclosing a copy of the first report of the Isaac Newton Observatory Spectroscope Committee, dated 24 June 1950.
18 pages.
1950
724 Minutes of the Mechanical Design Committee. Minutes of the first meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Mechanical Design Committee held on 31 October 1950 to consider the main features to be adapted in the mechanical design of the I.N.T.
7 pages.
27 Nov. 1950
725 Minutes of the Mechanical Design Committee. Minutes of the second meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Mechanical Design Committee held on 4 December 1950, at which the Committee discussed various designs, including the Lick 120-inch telescope, the Russell Porter mounting and the Hargreaves mounting.
7 pages.
1950
726 I.N.O. Board minutes. Minutes of the eighth meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 30 March 1951.
8 pages.
1951
727 Report on telescope design. A report prepared for the Isaac Newton Board of Management by Robert Atkinson entitled 'Angular resolution and telescope-speed'.
3 pages.
3 May 1951
728 I.N.O. Board minutes and agenda. Agenda and minutes of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 26 February 1954, with notes by Redman of 16 March 1954.
10 pages.
1954
729 Minutes of the Spectroscope Committee. A report on the third meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Spectroscope Committee on 29 March 1954, regarding the prime focus, Gregorian focus and coudé focus spectrographs.
5 pages.
1954
730 Memo on the I.N.T. A memorandum prepared by G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard, Grubb Parsons and Co. Ltd, for the Mechanical Design Committee, regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope.
4 pages.
10 May 1954
731 Letter from H.G. Barker. A letter from H.G. Barker notifying Redman of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 17 November 1954 and enclosing the agenda of the meeting.
2 pages.
10 Nov. 1954
732 I.N.O. Board minutes. Draft minutes of the tenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 17 November 1954, with handwritten amendments by Redman.
5 pages.
1954
733 I.N.O. Board minutes. Minutes of the eleventh meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 15 December 1954, which included discussion of the cost of the I.N.T. project and the type of telescope mounting.
6 pages.
1954
734 Minutes of the Executive Committee. Minutes of the first meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 29 December 1954, comprised of Redman, H.H. Plaskett, R. Atkinson and G.M. Sisson.
3 pages.
1954
735 Minutes of the Spectroscope Sub-Committee. Minutes of an unspecified meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Spectroscope Sub-Committee, with a memorandum by W.M.H. Greaves for discussion at the meeting and handwritten notes by Redman.
16 pages.
1954
736 I.N.O. membership. A list of the members of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management and committees, with dates of meetings.
1 page.
1954
737 Minutes of the Executive Committee. Minutes of the second meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 11 January 1955, with a letter from G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 13 January 1955, expressing concern that not enough consideration has been given to the overcoming of practical design difficulties.
5 pages.
1955
738 Minutes of the Executive Committee. Minutes of the third meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 11 February 1955, at which various items of correspondence were discussed, including a letter from G.M. Sisson of 13 January (see RGO 37/738).
3 pages.
1955
739 Minutes of the Executive Committee. Minutes of the fourth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 25 February 1955, with an accompanying amendment to Minute 8.
3 pages.
1955
740 Minutes of the Executive Committee. Minutes of the fifth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee, at which Redman expressed his opposition to the dual-purpose design and his intension to produce a minority report on the subject.
2 pages.
1955
741 Minutes of the Executive Committee. Agenda and draft minutes of the sixth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 28 March 1955, with handwritten notes and amendments by Redman.
5 pages.
1955
742 Agenda for the Executive Committee. The agenda for the meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 14 April 1955, with annotations.
2 pages.
1955
743 Report of the Executive Committee. The report of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee to the Board of Management, including a minority report by Redman, with three draft copies of the report.
43 pages.
1955
744 I.N.O. Board minutes. A letter from H.G. Barker, 28 June 1955, notifying Redman of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 8 July 1955, with minutes of the same meeting, including a memorandum by Sir John Carroll, 4 July 1955, giving his opinion on matters before the Board.
11 pages.
1955
745 Letter to H.G. Barker. A letter from Redman to H.G. Barker, Secretary, Royal Greenwich Observatory, thanking him for the revised minutes of a meeting regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope held on 16 November 1955.
1 page.
16 Jan. 1956
746 Letter from H.G. Barker. A letter from H.G. Barker, 24 February 1956, notifying Redman of a meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 5 March 1956, with handwritten notes by Redman on the reverse. There is also a second letter from Barker of 24 February containing a list of members of the Board.
3 pages.
Feb. 1956
747 I.N.O. Board minutes. Draft minutes of the thirteenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management on 5 March 1956, at which the decision was taken to concentrate on the construction of a conventional paraboloid telescope.
5 pages.
1956
748 Note on Board of Visitors meeting. A short note on a meeting of the Board of Visitors at Herstmonceux on 2 June 1956.
2 pages.
1956
749 Minutes on the Executive Committee. Two different sets of minutes of the meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Executive Committee on 16 November 1956. The first set contains Redman's handwritten amendments; the second set was prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parson and Co. Ltd, and is dated 21 November 1956.
14 pages.
1956
750 Minutes of the I.N.T. Board. The agenda for the fourteenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 15 April 1959, with a draft and a final copy of the minutes of the meeting.
8 pages.
1959
751 Minutes of the I.N.T. Board. Minutes of the fifteenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 10 June 1960.
5 pages.
1960
752 Minutes of the I.N.T. Board. Agenda and minutes of the sixteenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 9 June 1961.
5 pages.
1961
753 Memo on the I.N.T. Board. A memorandum prepared by Richard Woolley for the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management informing them that a decision has been made that the responsibilities of the Board of Management be vested in future in the Board of Visitors of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and that therefore the Board of Management is 'adjourned sine die'.
1 page.
13 Oct. 1961
754 Papers on the I.N.T. Board. The agenda for the meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 25 April 1962, with an extract from the minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Visitors to the Royal Greenwich Observatory on 10 June 1961 and a copy of Richard Woolley's memorandum on the future of the I.N.T. Board (RGO 37/753).
3 pages.
1962
755 Minutes of the I.N.T. Board. Minutes of the seventeenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 25 April 1962.
3 pages.
1962
756 Minutes of the I.N.T. Board. Minutes of the eighteenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 9 July 1962, at which it was agreed to form a technical sub-committee with executive power to decide points of detail in the construction of the dome, drum and building.
3 pages.
1962
757 Minutes on the Technical Sub-Committee. Minutes of the first meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 29 October 1962.
2 pages.
1962
758 Agenda of the Technical Sub-Committee. The agenda for a meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 8 March 1963, with handwritten notes by Redman on the reverse.
2 pages.
1963
759 Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee. Minutes of the second meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 8 March 1963, at which anxiety was expressed that no contract had been agreed for building the telescope dome.
2 pages.
1963
760 Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee. Minutes of the third meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 12 June 1963, at which increasing alarm was expressed at delays in the project.
3 pages.
1963
761 Memorandum on contract negotiations. A memorandum to the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management from J. Martin, Astronomical Director of Works (Navy) 2, on negotiations he has been having with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd over their contract.
1 page.
26 July 1963
762 Memorandum on the dome tender. A memorandum from F.B. Allcock, Director of Works (Navy) 2, to the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management, informing them that the tender from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the dome was accepted on 13 September 1963.
1 page.
Sep. 1963
763 Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee. The agenda and minutes of the forth meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 7 January 1964, with a sheet of handwritten comments by Redman.
5 pages.
1964
764 Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee. The agenda and minutes of the fifth meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 23 March 1964.
4 pages.
1964
765 Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee. The agenda and minutes of the sixth meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 20 April 1964. The minutes include amendments made by Redman. There is also a small set notes by Redman.
5 pages.
1964
766 Minutes of the I.N.T. Board. The agenda and minutes of the nineteenth meeting of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 5 June 1964, which discussed an inevitable delay in the construction of the telescope dome. There are also pencil notes on the meeting by Redman.
6 pages.
1964
767 Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee. Minutes of the seventh meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 17 June 1964, at which the main item of business was the building of the dome and the tenders for it.
3 pages.
1964
768 Minutes of the Technical Sub-Committee. Minutes of the eighth meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management on 14 October 1964, at which it was agreed that the Sub-Committee had completed its tasks and was therefore 'adjourned sine die'. There is also a covering note by Alan Hunter, 12 November 1964.
3 pages.
1964
769 Memo on the progress of work. A memorandum from Richard Woolley to the members of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management regarding the progress of work with the dome telescope and the work on site.
1 page.
28 Oct. 1964
770 Second contract report. The second quarterly report on the Main Construction Contract for the Isaac Newton Telescope prepared by D.H. Little of the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
2 pages.
25 Jan. 1965
771 Third contract report. The third quarterly report on the Main Construction Contract for the Isaac Newton Telescope prepared by D.H. Little of the Ministry of Public Building and Works, submitted to the members of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management.
2 pages.
30 Apr. 1965
772 Fourth contract report. The fourth quarterly report on the Main Construction Contract for the Isaac Newton Telescope prepared by D.H. Little of the Ministry of Public Building and Works, submitted to the members of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management.
1 page.
9 Aug. 1965
773 Fifth contract report. The fifth quarterly report on the Main Construction Contract for the Isaac Newton Telescope prepared by D.H. Little of the Ministry of Public Building and Works, submitted to the members of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management.
1 page.
30 Nov. 1965
774 Memo on the progress of work. A memorandum by Alan Hunter for the members of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management regarding the progress of work on the building, dome and erection of the telescope.
1 page.
2 Aug. 1966
775 Memo on Lick Reflector. An undated memorandum by H.G. Barker for the members of the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management and its committees who wish to study the blueprint of the general design of the Lick 120-inch Reflector.
1 page.
776 Minutes of the Photoelectric Guiding Committee. Undated minutes by Robert Atkinson of a meeting of the Isaac Newton Observatory Committee on Photoelectric Guiding, with annotations and notes.
1 page.
777 Memo to the Optical Design Committee. An undated memorandum prepared for the Isaac Newton Telescope Optical Design Committee.
1 page.
778 Memo for the Spectroscope Design Committee. An undated memorandum and provisional agenda for the Isaac Newton Telescope Spectroscope Design Committee.
1 page.
779 Report from the Spectroscope Committee. The draft copy of a report to the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management from the Spectroscope Committee, written and amended by Redman.
35 pages.
780 Notes on the I.N.T. Undated typed and handwritten notes entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope', outlining points on which the Executive Committee urgently requires action.
4 pages.
781 Report on the 98" Mirror Disk. A report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled the '98" Mirror Disk', summarising the manufacturing history of the disk received by the company on 6 April 1950.
3 pages.
4 May 1951
782 Report on telescope design. An unsigned report entitled 'Angular resolution and telescope speed', written in response to a statement by Robert Atkinson to the Isaac Newton Telescope Board of Management, which the author suggests is over-simplified.
14 pages.
13 June 1951
783 Memorandum on unvignetted fields. A report by Robert Atkinson.
2 pages.
10 Apr. 1954
784 Reports of a meeting with Sisson. Reports of a meeting between Redman and G.M. Sisson on 20 December 1954, at which they discussed outstanding difficulties in fulfilling the design requirements specified for the Isaac Newton Telescope.
5 pages.
1954
785 Report on the I.N.T. A report by D.W. Dewhirst, Cambridge Observatories, entitled 'The Isaac Newton Telescope as a Schmidt'.
6 pages.
23 June 1955
786 Report on the 98-inch Mirror. 'Report No. 3' by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the 98" Isaac Newton Mirror.
8 pages.
Dec. 1955
787 Report on the I.N.T. specification. A report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope Specification', including written comments by Redman.
16 pages.
20 Sep. 1956
788 Report on optical parts. A report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope. Specification for Optical Parts'.
2 pages.
25 Sep. 1956
789 Report on the I.N.O. Building. Report on the I.N.O. Building.
4 pages.
26 Sep. 1956
790 Report on an observatory dome. A report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Outline Specification for an Observatory Dome. 61 Ft. Outside Diameter'.
4 pages.
27 Sep. 1956
791 Estimate for the I.N.O. An estimate by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the cost of items for the Isaac Newton Observatory, totally £481,000.
2 pages.
Oct. 1956
792 Estimate for I.N.O. dome. An estimate by G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, for the cost of the Isaac Newton dome, with a comparison of costs for Mount Stromlo.
1 page.
25 Apr. 1962
793 Report on meeting with Sisson. The report of a meeting between Redman and G.M. Sisson on 17 July 1962 to discuss the progress of work on the Isaac Newton Telescope, including reference to the building and dome erection.
4 pages.
18 July 1962
794 Report of a meeting with Allock. The report of a meeting between Redman and F.B. Allcock, Admiralty Works Department, on 31 July 1962 to discuss the schedule for the building and dome, particularly the materials to be used.
4 pages.
1962
795 Report on the I.N.T. A progress report by G.M. Sisson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the manufacturing position of major items of the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 page.
3 Sep. 1962
796 Results of Hartmann tests. The results of Hartmann tests on the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror, with a covering page.
5 pages.
1968
797 Memo on a 96-inch corrector plate. An undated memorandum by D.H. Linfoot regarding the proposal to order a 96-inch corrector plate for the Isaac Newton Telescope and expressing the opinion that this diameter is too big.
2 pages.
798 Paper on a wide-angle telescope. An undated paper by H.H. Plaskett entitled 'Arguments in favour of a Wide-Angle 100-inch Telescope', outlining the reasons why the Isaac Newton Telescope should be usable for slit-spectroscopy and for wide-angle direct photography.
6 pages.
799 Paper on telescope design. An annotated undated paper by C.R. Burch entitled 'On the Design of the 100" Telescope' .
12 pages.
800 Paper on a Paraboloid-Schmidt Reflector. An undated paper by Robert Atkinson entitled 'A Combination Paraboloid-Schmidt Reflector'.
4 pages.
801 Report on the 100-inch reflector. An undated report by W.M.H. Greaves entitled 'Report on Observing Programmes for 100-inch Reflector'.
3 pages.
802 Report on spectrographic equipment. An undated report by W.H.M. Greaves entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope. Spectrographic Equipment - Spectrophotometric Requirements'.
4 pages.
803 Extract on the Schmidt Camera mounting. An undated extract from a letter from Dr J.G. Baker to the Astronomer Royal regarding improvements Baker has suggested for the mounting of the Schmidt Camera.
2 pages.
804 Paper on an observational programme. An undated paper by Sir Professor Ring, Department of Applied Physics, University of Hull, regarding a suggested observational programme for the Isaac Newton Telescope.
2 pages.
805 Report on optical systems. A photocopy of an undated report by E.H. Linfoot entitled 'Comparative study of some Optical Systems suggested for the Isaac Newton Telescope'.
15 pages.
806 Papers on mirror field correctors. Undated papers by Sir H. Spencer Jones on 'Field Correctors for Parabolic Mirrors'.
11 pages.
807 Memo on the I.N.T. design. An undated memorandum on the mechanical design of the Isaac Newton Telescope, with comments in the margin by Redman.
2 pages.
808 Report on the inverted fork mounting. An anonymous and undated report entitled 'The Inverted Fork Mounting', explaining the suitability of this type of mounting.
3 pages.
809 Memo on the I.N.T. contract. An anonymous and undated memorandum entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope. Main Construction Contract', giving the dates when tenders are invited and stating that July 1967 is the completion date.
1 page.
810 Report on the I.N.T. specification. An anonymous and undated report entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope Outline Specification', with several handwritten comments by Redman.
14 pages.
811 Report on the I.N.T. dome. An anonymous and undated report entitled 'Isaac Newton Telescope Dome Specification'.
22 pages.
812 Report on telescope design. Part of an anonymous and undated report regarding different telescope design options.
5 pages.
813 Expenses claim form. An undated copy of an unused expenses claim form for Isaac Newton Observatory Board of Management and Executive Committee members.
1 page.
814 Notes on focuses. Undated handwritten notes by Redman regarding the Cassegrain focus and the prime focus.
3 pages.
815 Notes on a discussion. Undated handwritten notes by Redman regarding a discussion between F.B. Allcock and B. Rule.
1 page.
816 Graphs of transmission curves. Two graphs by the Research Department of Pilkington Brothers:. 1. U-V & Visible Transmission Curves of Experimental Melts of BSC 518/641. 2. U-V & Visible Transmission Curves of Schott UBK 7 & Chance BSC 518/641.
2 pages.
1955
817 Graph of transmission curves. A graph by the Research Department of Pilkington Brothers depicting 'U-V & Visible Transmission Curves of Experimental Melt of BSC.518/641 & Schott UBK7'.
1 page.
1955
818 Papers on plate. A graph showing the spectral transmission of stirred white plate and diagrams of a density survey of stripes from correcting plate, produced by the Research Department of Pilkington Brothers.
2 pages.
1955
819 Tests on the 98-inch mirror. A diagram of tests made on the 98-inch spherical mirror from 23 November 1953 to 13 August 1954 for the Isaac Newton Telescope, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 page.
circa 1954
820 Graph of transmission curves. An undated graph by Redman depicting the transmission curves of UBK 7 and Chance I and II.
1 page.
821 Drawing of the 98-inch Schmidt. Drawing No. 6190, in two parts, depicting the proposal for the 98-inch Schmidt, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
2 sheets.
28 Apr. 1954
822 Drawings of the 80-98" telescope. Drawing Nos 6485-6460 depicting the proposed 80-98" Duplex telescope and the pictorial arrangement of its proposed servo-optical alignment systems, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
3 sheets.
10 June 1955
823 Drawings of the 100-inch telescope. Drawing Nos 6633 and 6642 depicting Proposals A and B respectively for the 100-inch telescope, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
2 sheets.
17 Feb. 1956
824 Drawing of the 98-inch telescope. Drawing No. 6725 of the 98-inch telescope, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 sheet.
22 May 1956
825 Drawings of the 98-inch telescope. Drawing No. 6725 of the 98-inch telescope, and Drawing No. 6726 depicting the diagrammatic arrangement of the mirror support, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
2 sheets.
28 May 1956
826 Drawing of the 98-inch telescope building. Sheet 1 of Drawing No. 6727 depicting the proposal for the 98-inch telescope in its building, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 sheet.
31 May 1956
827 Drawing of the I.N.T. building. Drawing No. McA/No/1003 depicting the provisional plan for the building for the Isaac Newton Telescope, produced by Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons Ltd.
1 sheet.
27 Sep. 1956
828 Drawings of the 98-inch telescope. Drawing No. 6751 depicting a section through the mirror cell, tube and declination axis of the 98-inch telescope, and Drawing No. 6725 of the 98-inch telescope, produced by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
2 sheets.
3 Oct. 1956
829 Drawing of the I.N.T. building. Drawing No. McA/No/1004 depicting general revisions to the plan for the building to house the Isaac Newton Telescope, produced by Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons Ltd.
1 sheet.
13 Nov. 1956
830 Drawing of the I.N.T. building. A drawing by the Navy Works Department of the North-South Section of the building for the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 sheet.
9 Apr. 1969
831 Drawing of the I.N.T. building. A drawing by the Navy Works Department of the East-West Section of the building for the Isaac Newton Telescope.
1 sheet.
9 May 1962
832 Drawings of the 98-inch telescope. Two drawings by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd of the 98-inch telescope at Herstmonceux: No. 8502, depicting the general outside view of the 61ft diameter dome, and No. 8294, depicting the proposed telescope lifting gear.
2 sheets.
27 June 1962
833 Drawing of the I.N.T. building. A drawing by the Navy Works Department of the floor plans and general arrangement for the Isaac Newton Telescope building.
1 sheet.
9 Sep. 1962
834 Drawings of the 98-inch telescope. Four drawings by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd of the 98-inch telescope: No. 12456 (arrangement of the prime focus gear), No.10817/1 (focusing sleeve), No. 11056/9 (make-up piece) and No. 11671 (side elevation).
4 sheets.
13 Oct. 1966
835 Drawing of the I.N.T. building. An undated drawing of the proposed design for the Isaac Newton Telescope building.
1 shhet.
836 Drawings of the I.N.T. building. Undated drawings, Nos 558/61 and 559/61, depicting the proposed design for the Isaac Newton Telescope building.
2 sheets.
837 Drawings for the I.N.T. A drawing of the D.Q.M. Gear and pinion and a drawing identifying the driving circle of a Coudé focus. The drawings are undated.
2 sheets.
838 Images of domes and mountings. Five diagrams depicting the Coudé focus in an 80ft and 90ft dome and four photographs of telescope mountings. Two of the photographs are dated 1948, one photograph depicts a 1954 mounting, and the other items are undated.
1 envelope.
circa 1948-circa 1954
839 Minutes on the E.S.O. Minutes of a meeting held at the Leiden Observatory on 21 June 1953 to discuss a project for a large observatory in the Southern Hemisphere, including an estimate of costs.
6 pages.
1953
840 Minutes on the E.S.O. Minutes of a meeting at Leiden University to discuss 'A Project for an International Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere'. There are three copies of the minutes: two copies are by Redman and are dated 2 February 1954, with the second copy written on Royal Society headed paper; the remaining copy is in French.
27 pages.
1954
841 Minutes of the British National Committee. Minutes of a meeting of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 12 March 1954, during which it was resolved that a sub-committee be formed to consider the proposal for an international observatory in the Southern Hemisphere.
1 page.
18 Mar. 1954
842 Minutes of the E.S.O. Subcommittee. Minutes of a meeting of the Subcommittee of the British National Committee for Astronomy held on 12 March 1954 to consider proposals for the European Southern Observatory.
1 page.
18 Mar. 1954
843 Minutes of the British National Committee. Minutes of a meeting of the Subcommittee of the British National Committee for Astronomy held on 25 March 1954.
1 page.
1954
844 Papers for a British National Committee meeting. A notification of a meeting of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 9 April 1954, with accompanying documents for discussion at the meeting, including a draft memorandum and resolution prepared by the sub-committee entitled 'Project for an International Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere'. One of the supporting documents is in French.
12 pages.
2 Apr. 1954–7 Apr. 1954
845 Minutes of the British National Committee. Minutes of the meeting of the British National Committee Astronomy on 9 April 1954.
1 page.
23 Apr. 1954
846 Minutes of the E.S.O. Subcommittee. Minutes of the meeting of the Subcommittee of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 23 April 1954.
1 page.
23 Apr. 1954
847 Papers from the Paris meeting. Papers relating to a meeting of the International Southern Observatory Committee held at the Paris Observatory on 8-9 November 1954, including an agenda and list of participants, in French; minutes prepared by Redman; and an official set of minutes, with papers discussed at the meeting.
22 pages.
1954
848 Minutes of the British National Committee. Minutes of a meeting of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 10 December 1954.
3 pages.
5 Apr. 1954
849 Minutes of the British National Committee. Minutes of a meeting of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 13 May 1955.
2 pages.
26 May 1955
850 Papers of the E.S.O. meeting. Papers relating to the meeting regarding the Joint European Southern Observatory held at the Hamburger Sternwarte in Bergedorf on 20-21 April 1956, including an agenda, in English and German; minutes of the meeting; and a set of instructions for the seeing expeditions in South Africa.
11 pages.
1956
851 Minutes of the Seeing Expedition. Minutes of the meeting of the Joint European Southern Observatory Seeing Expedition at the Cape Observatory on 11 May 1956, during which various locations for carrying out observations were discussed.
2 pages.
1956
852 Minutes of the Seeing Group. A summary of the minutes of various meetings held by the European Southern Observatory Seeing Group at the Cape Observatory during the second half of November to discuss and compare apparatus.
6 pages.
1956
853 Minutes of the Seeing Expedition. Minutes of a meeting held by the European Southern Observatory Seeing Expedition at the Cape Observatory on 24-25 February 1957.
2 pages.
1957
854 Minutes of the E.S.O. Committee. Minutes of the meeting of the Committee for the European Southern Observatory held at Uccle, Belgium, 1-2 April 1957, with a further set of minutes by Redman, who attended the meeting.
11 pages.
1957
855 Minutes of the British National Committee. Minutes of the meeting of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 24 January 1958.
3 pages.
5 Feb. 1958
856 Papers for the Subcommittee meeting. The agenda and papers for a meeting of the Subcommittee of the Joint European Southern Observatory on 27 May 1959, including draft copies of two of the reports presented at the meeting, with amendments by Redman.
31 pages.
1959
857 Agenda for a British National Committee meeting. The agenda for a meeting of the British National Committee for Astronomy on 14 July 1959.
2 pages.
8 July 1959
858 Minutes of the British National Committee. The minutes of the British National Committee meeting on 15 July 1959.
4 pages.
2 July 1959–15 July 1959
859 Report of the Committee on Seeing. An undated report of the Committee on Seeing, with amendments by Redman.
2 pages.
860 Report of the Sub-Committee on British Astronomical Needs. Undated.
3 pages.
861 Report on the Sub-Committee meeting. An undated minority report by H.H. Plaskett on the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the National Committee for Astronomy.
3 pages.
862 Observing Conditions at Bloemfontein. The first part of an address delivered by Dr R.A. Rossiter in July 1940.
6 pages.
1940
863 Papers on a Schmidt telescope. A list of costs and specifications by Carl Zeiss Jena for a Schmidt telescope, in German.
2 pages.
1954
864 Papers on astronomers' views. A circular requesting information from United Kingdom astronomers on the future research requirements of their establishments and whether they would support British cooperation in the Joint European Southern Observatory. There is also a report entitled 'The Position of Astronomy in Britain', compiled from the replies to the circular.
17 pages.
1954
865 Report on optical astronomy. A letter from H.H. Plaskett enclosing his report 'The Needs of Optical Astronomy in Britain', and requesting Redman's comments on it.
6 pages.
1 Nov. 1954
866 Report on the climate of South Africa. A report by H. Siedentopf entitled 'Climate of the Union of South Africa'.
1 volume.
1955
867 Report on E.S.O. accounts. The Auditor's Report on the Joint European Southern Observatory accounts for the year 1955, prepared by the Central Auditing Department of the Netherlands Organization for Pure Research.
5 pages.
1956
868 Reports on South Africa. Two reports, in French, on observations and site testing in South Africa: 'Prospection systématique de 1'union Sud-Africaine' by B. Guinot, and 'Rapport General De MM. Courtes et Boulon sur la Prospection Francaise en Afrique du Sud' by J. Boulon and G. Courtes.
8 pages.
1956
869 Report on observing sites. A report, in French, by J. Dommanget entitled 'Sur la prospection effectuée en Union Sud Africaine dans la zône climatique "K" d'octobre 1956 a février 1957', in which he gives a report on the observing sites in South Africa tested for their seeing quantities.
24 pages.
1957
870 Report on a seeing expedition. A photostat of a report by K. Rohlfs and W. Tripp entitled 'Seeing Expedition of the European Southern Observatory', with a graph showing a comparison of estimated seeing.
19 pages.
1957
871 Report on telescope construction. 'Report on the construction of large telescopes in the U.S.A.' by B.G. Hooghoudt.
5 pages.
Mar. 1957
872 Conversation of the E.S.O. A resumé, in French, of a conversation between Heckmann and Danjon on 26 August 1957 regarding the Joint European Southern Observatory project.
1 page.
1957
873 Report on the E.S.O. A report, in French, entitled 'Projet de fondation par quelque pays de l'Europe occidentale d'un grand observatoire dans l'hémisphère sud', outlining the French position with regard to a joint project for an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere, with a covering note in English.
15 pages.
1958
874 Project terms for the E.S.O. An undated annotated copy of a 'Draft-convention for the establishment of an Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere', setting out the terms of the agreement between countries to join the project.
5 pages.
875 Paper on optical astronomy. An undated annotated copy of a paper entitled 'The Needs of Optical Astronomy in Great Britain', with two earlier versions of same paper amended by Redman.
24 pages.
876 Report on Cambridge University's needs. An undated report entitled 'Astronomical Needs for Cambridge University, for consideration by the National Committee for Astronomy'.
8 pages.
877 Reports by the Sub-Committee. Undated reports by members of the Sub-Committee of the British National Committee for Astronomy: H.H. Plaskett, 'The Needs of the Radcliffe Observatory' and 'Needs of British Astronomy in the United Kingdom'; Brück, 'The Boyden Observatory'; Hermann Bondi, 'The British Commonwealth Southern Observatory in Australia'; R.H. Stoy; 'E.S.O...A Possible Compromise'; and Richard Woolley, 'J.E.S.O. Summary'.
17 pages.
878 Progress report on the E.S.O. An undated copy of a report outlining the progress of the European Southern Observatory project from 1953 to 1959.
3 pages.
879 Notes on Southern Hemisphere Schemes. An undated copy of typewritten 'Notes on Southern Hemisphere Schemes' by Redman, outlining various political, scientific and administrative points.
2 pages.
880 Paper on British astronomical needs. An undated copy of a paper by W.H. McCrea regarding the needs of astronomy in British Universities.
4 pages.
881 Report on seeing in South Africa. An undated report, in French, by G. Courtes and J. Dommanget entitled 'Rapport au Comite sur les quatre premiers mois de prospection en Union Sud Africaine', reporting on the seeing conditions in South Africa, with a copy of a letter to the authors from M. Boehmke, 29 February 1956.
9 pages.
circa 1956
882 Amendment to an E.S.O. memo. An undated copy of a 'Draft amendment to Memorandum on the Project for an International Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere'. The author is not known.
1 page.
883 Notes on the seeing project. Handwritten notes and calendars by Redman regarding the seeing project.
3 pages.
20 Apr. 1956
884 Notes on the E.S.O. proposals. Handwritten notes and calendars by Redman regarding the seeing project.
1 page.
885 Notes on the Hamburg Schmidt. Undated handwritten notes by Redman on the 'Hamburg Schmidt'.
5 pages.
886 Paper on the N.H.O. A paper by Redman and Sir Fred Hoyle, dated 18 February 1967, proposing that an observatory be built in the Northern Hemisphere for an 80"-100" telescope.
8 pages.
18 Feb. 1967
887 Notes on meetings. Notes of meetings held at various locations between 11 January and 30 November 1972 to discuss the need for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory and the type of work in which it would be involved.
23 pages.
1972
888 Paper on feasibility studies. A copy of paper by J.D. Pope entitled 'NHO Feasibility Studies', dated June 1972.
2 pages.
1972
889 Paper on the N.H.O. A copy of paper by V.C. Reddish entitled 'N.H.O. The Scientific Case for a Large Telescope', dated 1 August 1972.
1 page.
1972
890 Papers on the N.H.O. Copies of a paper by the staff of St Andrews University on the proposals for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory, dated 1 November 1972, and of a paper by P.M. Williams entitled 'Priorities for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory'.
2 pages.
1972
891 Note on the N.H.O. A typewritten copy of a note from Dr S.V.M. Clube to Professor Brück and Redman, dated 1 November 1972, regarding the organisation of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and the construction of telescopes there.
2 pages.
1972
892 Comments on the N.H.O. A copy of comments from Dr D. Clarke, Glasgow University Observatory, 3 November 1972, regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory equipment and the location of the site.
1 page.
1972
893 Comments on the N.H.O. A copy of comments by J. McGee on the requirements of the Northern Hemisphere Telescope, including size and auxiliary instrumentation, dated 6 November 1972.
2 pages.
1972
894 Paper on the N.H.O. A paper by D.W. Peat outlining his opinions on the requirements for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, including suggested telescopes.
2 pages.
12 Nov. 1972
895 Comments on N.H.O. usage. A copy of a note on the comments by 'Hazard' on the uses he would like to see the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescope put to, dated 16 November 1972.
1 page.
1972
896 Summary of a N.H.O. meeting. A summary of the conclusions of a meeting held on 20 November 1972, chaired by E.M. Burbidge, regarding the future Northern Hemisphere Observatory, with written comments added by Redman.
4 pages.
1972
897 Views of the R.G.O. A copy of a report summarising the views of astronomers at the Royal Greenwich Observatory on the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, dated 30 November 1972.
7 pages.
1972
898 Views of the Imperial College Astronomy Group. A copy of a summary of the views of the Imperial College Astronomy Group on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, regarding the site and astronomical requirements, dated November 1972.
5 pages.
1972
899 Comments on the N.H.O. A note on the comments of Mackay on the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, dated 6 December 1972.
1 page.
1972
900 Opinions of the N.H.O. An annotated resumé by Redman of the wide-ranging opinions he has received from individuals and observatories on the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, dated 12 December 1972.
4 pages.
1972
901 Paper on the N.H.O. A paper by Roger Griffin, dated 16 December 1972, regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Committee, written following his reading of a synopsis of the opinions of U.K. astronomers concerning the N.H.O., and expressing the view that Hawaii be considered as a possible site.
2 pages.
1972
902 Notes on the N.H.O. A copy of a letter from Donald Lynden-Bell to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee, 22 December 1972, with a photocopy of handwritten notes on the case for an observatory in the northern hemisphere, and original notes by Redman on the same subject.
25 pages.
1972
903 Views of U.K. astronomers. An annotated summary of replies received from United Kingdom astronomers overseas giving their opinions on the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, prepared by Redman and dated 9 January 1973.
3 pages.
1973
904 Memo on the N.H.O. A memorandum by H.H. Atkinson entitled 'Philosophy of operation of the NHO', dated 15 January 1973, in which he points out that staff recruitment to the observatory will be largely determined by the site chosen.
3 pages.
1973
905 Paper on N.H.O. manpower. An annotated, unsigned paper entitled 'NHO manpower problem', dated 26 February 1973.
3 pages.
1973
906 Views on the N.H.O. Copies of a summary, prepared by Redman, of the opinions of United Kingdom astronomers overseas regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and of a paper giving the views of the staff of the Radcliffe Observatory and Royal Greenwich Observatory on the same subject. There is a covering note dated 31 January 1973.
5 pages.
31 Jan. 1973
907 Draft arguments for the N.H.O. A copy of 'Case for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory for the UK', dated 23 January 1973, and a revised draft of 26 January, sent by Redman to the members of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee on 27 February.
18 pages.
1973
908 Papers on the N.H.O. A paper on the preparation of the case for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory, March 1973; several items of correspondence, including notices of meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee in May 1973; and a copy of an article from 'Sky and Telescope', December 1972, on the Mauna Kea site.
11 pages.
1973
909 Papers on the N.H.O. Notes by Redman of a conversation with John Hutchinson, Secretary to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee, regarding the N.H.O., and papers on the proposed outline of the submission seeking approval for the N.H.O. project.
16 pages.
1973
910 Scientific case for the N.H.O. A copy of 'A Scientific Case for a British Optical Observatory in the Northern Hemisphere', prepared by Malcolm G. Smith, and addressed to Redman.
1 envelope.
1973
911 N.H.O. cost plan. The first draft of a cost plan for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory prepared by Malcolm G. Smith, 14 April 1973, as consultant to the Science Research Council, with comments by Redman suggesting amendments.
35 pages.
1973
912 The case for the N.H.O. An annotated paper by Donald Lynden-Bell entitled 'The Case for a Large British Telescope in the Northern Hemisphere', 4 May 1973, with a revised copy dated 15 May.
2 pages.
1973
913 Cost and staffing plans. An annotated typewritten copy, dated 17 May 1973, of comments by Redman on M.G. Smith's paper of 14 April 1973 concerning the cost plan for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, accompanied by a proposed staffing plan.
6 pages.
1973
914 The case for the N.H.O. A copy of a paper by Redman for discussion at the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled the 'Case for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory for the UK', 1 May 1973, concerning the scientific case for the N.H.O.
8 pages.
1973
915 Number unassigned.
916 Telescope cost study. A copy of a cost study on 3 to 6 meter altazimuth mounted astronomical telescopes prepared by Boller and Chivens for the Science Research Council, May 1973.
1 envelope.
1973
917 Telescope cost study. A copy of the 'Report of a Cost Study on Altazimuth Mounted Telescopes in the range 3 to 6 Metres Aperture' prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, May 1973.
60 pages.
1973
918 Study of domes and buildings. A copy of a study prepared by Freeman Fox and Partners entitled 'UK Northern Hemisphere Observatory. A Study of Domes and Buildings for Housing Large Optical Telescopes', June 1973.
1 bundle.
1973
919 The case for the N.H.O. Part of a paper by Redman entitled 'Case for a Northern Hemisphere Observatory for the UK. General'.
2 pages.
1973
920 Concept of the N.H.O. Two copies of a paper written by Redman for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee to present to the Astronomy Policy and Grants Committee of the Science Research Council, entitled 'The Broad Concept (of the Proposed Observatory) including proposals for the UK Base', 4 July 1973, with amendments by Redman.
10 pages.
1973
921 Appraisal of Fogo. Copies of engineering appraisals made by Freeman Fox and Partners for the Science Research Council of Fogo, in the Cape Verde Islands, and of Mauna Kea, Hawaii Island, as a prospective location for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, July 1973.
38 pages.
1973
922 The case for the N.H.O. A copy of a paper on the case for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, containing an outline of plans for U.K. optical astronomy and specifying the requirements for the N.H.O.
12 pages.
Aug. 1973
923 Submission on the N.H.O. A draft copy of a submission regarding the establishment of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, 18 October 1973, with amendments by Redman.
19 pages.
1973
924 Cost estimates for the N.H.O. A copy of a report by J.D. Pope and G.J. Carpenter entitled 'UK Northern Hemisphere Observatory. Determination of Budgetary Cost Estimates', October 1973. There are five parts: Introduction, Estimates for Large Altazimuth Telescopes, Estimates for Small and Medium Telescopes, the 3 Metre Infrared Flux Collector, and Preliminary Assessment of Site Development Costs.
5 folders.
1973
925 Results of a university survey. Papers relating to a questionnaire sent to university astronomy and physics departments concerning future needs, facilities and research interests, including copies of the questionnaire returns and a paper prepared from the results entitled 'NHO: manpower needs and supplies'.
1 bundle.
1973
926 Papers by the A.S.R. Board. Copies of two papers from the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board, January 1974, entitled 'Anglo Australian Telescope - Financial Authority' and 'Guidelines for 1974 Forward Look. Effects of Cuts in Public Expenditure'.
4 pages.
1974
927 Memo on the N.H.O. A copy of a memorandum by the Chairman of the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board, 16 January 1974, entitled 'Northern Hemisphere Observatory', setting out the present position regarding the N.H.O. and requesting further capital from the Science Research Council to enable the costs case for the observatory to be presented in 1974.
4 pages.
1974
928 Memo on a machine grant. A copy of memorandum by the Chairman of the Astronomy, Space and Radio Board to the Science Research Council, 16 January 1974, entitled 'Grant for Construction of Machine for High Speed Measurement of Astronomical Photographic Plates'.
2 pages.
1974
929 Draft of the N.H.O. submission. A copy of a revised draft of the 'Submission for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory' by the N.H.O. Policy Committee for the Science Research Council, 22 January 1974, with attached slips of paper containing proposed amendments.
1 bundle.
1974
930 Report on the N.H.O. An annotated copy of a report on instrumentation, staffing and the use of telescope time with regard to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, sent to Dr Manfield on 22 March 1974.
5 pages.
22 Mar. 1974
931 Submission for the N.H.O. Part of the draft submission for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, 10 July 1974, sent to John Hutchinson, Secretary of the N.H.O. Policy Committee, setting out the details of the observational programmes in which different astronomers have expressed an interest, with an incomplete section regarding recent developments in astronomy.
4 pages.
1974
932 Submission for the N.H.O. A copy of the sixth draft submission for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, 18 July 1974, presented by the N.H.O. Policy Committee to the Astronomy Policy and Grants Committee.
1 bundle.
1974
933 Proposal for the N.H.O. A copy of 'A Proposal for an Observatory in the Northern Hemisphere', 5 November 1974, presented to the Science Research Council, proposing a site for the observatory in Hawaii.
1 bundle.
1974
934 Proposal for the N.H.O. An early version of 'A Proposal for an Observatory in the Northern Hemisphere', presented to the Science Research Council, proposing a site for the observatory in Hawaii, with comments by Redman.
1 bundle.
1974
935 Part of a N.H.O. proposal. An undated section of 'A Proposal for an Observatory in the Northern Hemisphere' (RGO 37/934 and 37/935), with flow charts of staffing requirements.
1 bundle.
936 Paper on the N.H.O. A paper regarding the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, outlining the details of the proposed telescopes and their research objectives.
1 bundle.
937 Papers on a Tenerife site. A report by Redman entitled 'On the Question of Establishing an Astronomical Observatory in Tenerife', with charts showing the weather averages taken over a ten-year period at the Izaña meteorological station; a paper concerning the Teide Observatory, Tenerife; and a Spanish guidebook to 'Pico de Teide'.
1 bundle.
1958
938 Evaluation of a Sierra Nevada site. A copy of a report prepared by R.A. Hirst, R.E. Jennings and A.F.M. Moorwood, Physics Department, University College London, entitled 'Infra-Red Flux Collector Collaboration. Evaluation of a Site in the Sierra Nevada'.
1 bundle.
1969
939 Reports on European sites. Two reports on sites tested in Europe:. 1. 'Preliminary Report on the Climatic Conditions of Eastern Sicily' by M.G. Fracastoro, in Italian, with an English translation. 2. 'Astronomical Station in Southern Europe' by Hans Elsässer, Professor of Astronomy, Heidelberg University, in German, with an English translation. There is also a related letter from Elsässer to Professor Brück, Edinburgh, 8 July 1969.
1 bundle.
1969
940 Paper on Italian and German plans. A copy of a paper by M.J. Smyth entitled 'Discussion on Italian and German plans for national observatories', 22 November 1969, in which he describes visits he has made to Professor Cimino in Italy and to Hans Elsässer in Germany.
3 pages.
1969
941 Report on Atlantic Island sites. A copy of report by P.N. Brandt and K.O. Keipenheuer entitled 'Inspections of the atlantic islands TENERIFE, MADEIRA and PORTO SANTO, first meteorological measurements at Tenerife', March 1971, in which they conclude that Tenerife would be the most favourable site for an observatory.
11 pages.
1971
942 Report on Canary Island sites. A copy of the report by K.O. Kiepenheuer and W. Schellenberger, Fraunhofer Institut, Freiburg, L. Staveland, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Oslo, entitled 'The Autumn 1971 Site Testing Campaign at Canary Islands (Oct. 7 - Nov. 3, 1971)'. The reports recommends that further studies be made at Tamburiente, La Palma, and at Pico Viejo, Tenerife.
1 bundle.
1971
943 Report on site testing. A copy of a report entitled 'The Site Testing at Barreta, Summer 1970 and at Izaña, Summer 1971' by J. Tavares of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, included meteorological data from both locations for 1931 to 1960.
14 pages.
1972
944 Summary of site testing results. A copy of a summary of observations from the site testing project up to 30 June 1972, dated 18 July 1972, with handwritten notes by Redman on microthermal measurements at Siding Spring, and a set of histograms.
11 pages.
1972
945 Memo on Canary Island sites. A copy of a memorandum entitled 'Site Testing in the Canary Islands' by Bennet McInnes, 12 October 1972.
2 pages.
1972
946 Memo on site testing. A copy of a memorandum by Bennet McInnes, 13 October 1972, summarising the progress of the site testing project, during the course of which assessments were made on the Spanish mainland, Tenerife and La Palma, and in Italy.
9 pages.
1972
947 Memo on site testing. A copy of a memorandum by Bennet McInnes summarising the progress of the site testing project, 15 November 1972, including mention that the site of Fuente Nueva, La Palma, is seen as the most favoured.
8 pages.
1972
948 Note on the observatory title. A copy of a note from J.D. Pope to Dr Burbidge, 18 December 1972, regarding the 'Title for the Proposed New National Observatory'.
1 page.
1972
949 Paper on the site problem. A set of papers labelled by Redman 'NHO Site Problem', comprised of a paper by J.B. Alexander, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 'On Sites for Proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory', 19 December 1972; a memorandum by Bennet McInnes entitled 'British Work on Spanish Territory', 18 December 1972; a progress report on site testing as at 14 December 1972; and papers by McInnes on 'The Importance of La Palma', 'Possible Sites on Atlantic Islands', 'Criteria for Choice of the Site for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory' and 'Further Site Testing on La Palma'.
25 pages.
1972
950 Paper on microthermal tests. A paper by Redman entitled 'Microthermal tests', based on test information from Siding Spring.
6 pages.
1 Jan. 1973
951 Memo on a Hawaiian site. A draft copy of a paper entitled 'Memorandum of Understanding among the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France the National Research Council of Canada [and] the University of Hawaii' setting out their joint plans for an observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, dated 23 February 1973.
7 pages.
1973
952 Memo on the Cape Verde site. A copy of a memorandum on 'Site Testing in the Cape Verde Islands' prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee by Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 2 March 1973.
6 pages.
1973
953 Memo on a Tenerife site. A copy of a memorandum to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee regarding the site testing project, entitled 'Observations made from the summit of Pico del Teide, Tenerife', prepared by Malcolm Hartley, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 6 March 1973.
8 pages.
1973
954 Report on the Mauna Kea site. A copy of a report by John Hutchinson, 21 March 1973, on a visit by Dr Jefferies to the Mauna Kea site on 19 March, and on the discussion that followed this visit.
5 pages.
1973
955 Report on N.H.O. discussions. A report prepared by H.H. Atkinson following informal discussions on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, dated 7 May 1973.
5 pages.
1973
956 Memo on Mauna Kea and Fuente Nueva. A copy of a memorandum by Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 21 May 1973, entitled 'A Tentative Comparison of Mauna Kea with Fuente Nueva', relating to the progress of the site testing project for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
4 pages.
1973
957 Memo on Cape Verde dust. A copy of a memorandum prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee by Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 1 August 1973, entitled 'African Continental Dust over the Cape Verde Islands'.
3 pages.
1973
958 Paper on astronomical seeing. A copy of a preprint of a paper entitled 'Astronomical seeing and meteorological air mass analysis', written by Bennet McInnes, Malcolm Hartley and Thomas T. Gough of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, 4 August 1973.
3 pages.
1973
959 Memo on Madeira. A copy of a memorandum by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 'Reconnaissance Visits to Madeira', 20 August 1973.
3 pages.
1973
960 Papers on meteorological conditions. A copy of a memorandum prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 'Meteorological Conditions over Madeira', dated 30 August 1973, with a paper on 'The predominant meteorological situations in the eastern Northern Atlantic to the South of 45ºN'.
7 pages.
1973
961 Paper on Hawaii site testing. A copy of a memorandum prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee by Bennet McInnes entitled 'Some Site Testing Data from Hawaii', 3 September 1973.
2 pages.
1973
962 Memo on site testing. A copy of a memorandum prepared for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee by Bennet McInnes entitled 'Site Testing for a Solar Observatory', 14 September 1973, in which the terms from the third annual report of the Joint Organization for Solar Observations are revised.
3 pages.
1973
963 Report on Tenerife site testing. A copy of the preliminary report on the 'Italian JOSO Site Testing Campaign 1973 in Tenerife' by R. Barletti, G. Ceppatelli, L. Paternò and N. Speroni, 20 September 1973.
12 pages.
1973
964 Report on working on Hawaii. A copy of a report written by Redman on 11 October 1973 following a meeting held at the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough, 8 October 1973, to discuss problems associated with working effectively at 14,000 feet on Hawaii, if that were to chosen as the location for the N.H.O. site.
3 pages.
1973
965 Report on site testing. A copy of a draft report by Bennet McInnes on the site testing project, 8 October 1973, discussing the criteria for a good observatory site, and listing and describing the various sites that were considered.
20 pages.
1973
966 Diagrams on possible sites. A copy of a memorandum by Bennet McInnes on 'Diagrams Relating to the Project', 15 October 1973, with various diagrams for use in discussions on possible sites for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
13 pages.
1973
967 Memo on different sites. A copy of a memorandum prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 'A Tentative Comparison of Mauna Kea (Hawaii), Encumeada Alta (Madeira) and Fuente Nueva (La Palma)', dated 16 October 1973.
5 pages.
1973
968 Assessment of Madeira. A copy of a draft memorandum on an 'Assessment of Madeira (as at 12.12.73)', with contour maps of Mauna Kea.
10 pages.
1973
969 Report on site selection. A copy of the final version of a report prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on the 'Selection of the Site', 8 March 1974.
20 pages.
1974
970 Report on Canary Island site testing. A copy of a report by Bennet McInnes, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and Merle F. Walker, Lick Observatory, on 'Astronomical Site Testing in the Canary Islands', 14 March 1974.
37 pages.
1974
971 Report on a visit to Hawaii. A copy of a 'Report on Visit to Hawaii' by Merle F. Walker, 14 March 1974, presented to the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee.
43 pages.
1974
972 Report on Mauna Kea. A copy of a report by H. Bradt, E. Lyon and J. McClintock of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research entitled 'A Plan for an MIT Three-Meter Optical Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii', March 1974.
1 binder.
1974
973 Report on aerodynamic tests. A copy of a report on 'Aerodynamic Tests' written for the Science Research Council by members of the staff of the Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Arts et Metiers, Paris, 2 May 1974, regarding the determination of the degree of turbulence, in terms of altitude and wind direction, of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
31 pages.
1974
974 Memo on Madeira and Canaries. A copy of a memorandum prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled 'Comparison of Observing Conditions in Madeira and in the Canary Islands', 8 May 1974.
2 pages.
1974
975 Memos on the N.H.O. Copies of three memoranda prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee: 'Ordinances Designed to Limit Astronomical Light Pollution', 'Selection of the Site' and 'Meteorological Publication of Interest to the Project'.
1 bundle.
1974
976 Memo on site testing. A copy of a memorandum prepared by Bennet McInnes for the Northern Hemisphere Planning Committee, 27 November 1974, reporting on the progress of the site testing project as at 15 November 1974.
3 pages.
1974
977 Summary of the Site Assessment Programme. A copy of an undated report entitled 'Summary of the Site Assessment Programme' regarding the search for a suitable site for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
18 pages.
978 Evaluation of Mauna Kea. A copy of an undated report prepared by members of the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled 'Evaluation of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as an Observatory Site'.
44 pages.
979 Charts of observing quality. Copies of three undated charts of the observing qualities of sites in Italy, Tenerife, La Palma, Hawaii and Madeira during 1972-1974.
3 pages.
circa 1975
980 Report on cost estimates. A copy of a report from the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on the revised cost estimates for the N.H.O., 13 December 1974, with an undated page of handwritten comments by Redman on this subject.
10 pages.
circa 1974
981 List of rejected sites. A copy of an undated list of the site rejection sequence of the sites considered as possibilities for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
2 pages.
982 Treaty for the German-Spanish Astronomical Centre. A copy of an undated treaty between the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Spain on the establishment of the 'German-Spanish Astronomical Centre'.
12 pages.
983 Map of an Israeli site. A copy of an undated map from Tel-Aviv University showing an Israeli astronomy site at Paran.
1 page.
984 Cuttings on Greek, Cyprus and Turkey. Two newspaper reports from the 'Guardian' on Greek-Cypriot relations with Turkey.
2 newscuttings.
25 Aug. 1969–26 Aug. 1969
985 Notes on site requirements. Undated handwritten notes by Redman regarding site requirements for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
19 pages.
986 Review of optical astronomy. A copy of a paper by V.C. Reddish entitled 'Review of Optical Astronomy in Northern Hemisphere. Large Alt-azimuth Telescopes', 17 April 1969.
2 pages.
1969
987 Papers on altazimuth mounts. A copy of a paper by J.D. Pope on 'Altazimuth Mounting for 150 Inch Telescope', June 1969, in which he makes a comparison with the horseshoe type equatorial mounting, and a paper by J. Rothwell on 'The Role of the Computer in Polar and Altazimuth Mounts'.
5 pages.
1969
988 Papers on mirrors. Copies of papers on the Primary Mirror Blank 150" Mirror Optical Prism; notes by Redman on the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirror; and a report by Schott on the company's new product, Zerodur, in German, with an English translation, including a comparison of a Zerodur with the A.A.T. Cervit.
1 bundle.
1969
989 Report on a mirror blank. A copy of a detailed report on the Italian Solid Mirror Blank at Corning Glass Works, 2 September 1971.
18 pages.
1971
990 Report on optical configurations. A copy of a report by J.D. Pope entitled 'Northern Hemisphere Observatory. Optical Configurations for a Large Altazimuth Telescope with a Comparison of Costs', January 1972, with annotations and notes by Redman.
26 pages.
1972
991 Report on N.H.O. facilities. A report by J.W. Gietzen and J.D. Pope entitled 'Northern Hemisphere Observatory. A note on making the decision on the major astronomical facilities to be provided'.
2 pages.
1972
992 Report on a 3.60m telescope. A copy of report by R. Cayrel and P-Y. Belly on a 3.60m telescope, May 1972, in French, with an English translation.
1 bundle.
1972
993 Notes on the Cambridge Conference. A copy of notes made by Redman at the 1972 Cambridge Conference on talks by Babcock, Lynds and Walker, dated 27 July 1972.
4 pages.
1972
994 Paper on telescope buildings. A copy of a translation of a paper by R. Largo entitled 'Thermal Regime of Telescope Buildings', February 1973, with a note by Redman commenting on the poor translation and stating that the paper provides little help with Northern Hemisphere Observatory problems.
22 pages.
1973
995 Press release on the Mauna Kea site. A copy of a press release from the National Research Council Canada announcing their cooperation with France in the construction of a large optical telescope to be built on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
3 pages.
May 1973
996 Paper on instruments. A copy of a paper prepared by Redman for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled 'Proposals for the Main Instruments', dated at the end 7 May 1973.
13 pages.
1973
997 Paper on optics. A copy of a paper by Redman on comments by S.C.B. Gascoigne on 'Ritchey-Chretien versus classical optics', 29 June 1973.
1 page.
1973
998 Paper on N.H.O. telescope. A copy of a paper prepared by Redman for the members of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes), 11 July 1973, regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Telescopes, outlining research topics suggested by different establishments.
6 pages.
1973
999 Papers on spectrometry and photometry. A copy of a note by B.E.J. Pagel on the 'ID spectrometer for intermediate-aperture (~100ins) telescope', 3 August 1973, with handwritten notes by Redman on the needs of photometry and spectrometry of various observatories.
7 pages.
1973
1000 Comparisons of data. A copy of data provided by J.D. Pope, 18 September 1973, for a 'Comparison of Properties of ULE Titanium Silicate (Corning) and Zerodur (Schott) and Cervit (Owen-Illinois)'.
1 page.
1973
1001 Summary of P.I.L.O.T. reports. A summary by Redman, 10 October 1973, of the points made in Reports of Working Groups presented to the P.I.L.O.T. [Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes] meeting of 20 September 1973.
9 pages.
1973
1002 Papers on telescopes. Copies of a 'Note on Bowen and Vaughan telescope', 1 November 1973; handwritten notes by Redman on the Cassegrain focus; a copy of an advertisement from 'Sky and Telescope', October 1973, by Perskin-Elmer for two new telescopes with Ritchey-Chretien-Type Optics; and a copy of a paper prepared for the Science Research Council on the 'Specification for Cost Studies of Altazimuth-Mounted Optical Telescopes in the Range of 3 Metres to 5 Metres for the UK Northern Hemisphere Observatory'.
1 bundle.
1973
1003 Paper on mirror blank supplies. A paper by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Large Mirror Blank Supply Situation December 1973', regarding the situation at Corning Glass Works and Owens Illinois.
4 pages.
1973
1004 Telescope cost estimate. An estimate of the costs for a 200-inch telescope at the end of 1973.
1 page.
1973
1005 Papers on telescopes. Copies of papers by R.V. Willstrop on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5m telescope and on 'Modified Ritchey-Chrétiens (40-inch and 100-inch)' optical performances when converted to F/15 Cassegrain. There are also handwritten notes by Redman on the same subjects.
25 pages.
1974
1006 Papers on the N.H.O. Reflector. A copy of a paper by C.M. Lowne on the 'Proposed NHO 60-inch Reflector. Laboratory Tests of Suggested Direct-Skylight Baffle System', 21 February 1974; photographs showing diffraction patterns produced by Baffles, with analysis; and a copy of a note by Redman for the N.H.O. Technical Panel, 29 January 1974, on Gascoigne's arguments for a longer focal length for the telescope.
7 pages.
1974
1007 Paper on the Mitzpe Ramon telescope. A copy of a paper by D.H.P. Jones, Royal Greenwich Observatory, 7 May 1974, entitled 'An Appreciation of the Bowen-Ritchey-Chretien Design', describing work he has carried out with the Mitzpe Ramon 1m telescope in Israel. There are also four photographs of plates taken using the telescope.
2 pages + 4 photographs.
1974
1008 Report on an evaporation unit. A copy of a report by Bernard Cougrand entitled 'Evaporation Assembly for Aluminizing Mirror of Diameter 3.6 Metres'.
48 pages.
1974
1009 Papers by C.A. Murray. A copy of a report on a visit to Vienna Observatory during 13-18 May 1974 by C.A. Murray, 23 May 1974, with a copy of a letter from Murray to Redman, 17 June 1974, regarding cameras for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescopes.
4 pages.
1974
1010 Report on the mirror support system. A copy of a report by J.D. Pope entitled 'Preliminary Assessment of A.A.T. Primary Mirror Support System', May 1974.
12 pages.
1974
1011 Papers on the altazimuth mounting. A copy of a paper by J.D. Pope entitled 'Alternative Offset Altazimuth Mounting', 11 July 1974, with a diagram, and a copy of a letter from F.W. Jackson, Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, to Pope, 8 July 1974, regarding Pope's design suggestion.
3 pages.
1974
1012 Papers on N.H.O. telescopes. Typed reports and handwritten notes by Redman on the proposed telescopes for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory 1m telescope, including a draft of user specifications and types of mounting for the N.H.O. telescopes.
1 bundle.
1974
1013 Papers on the Zerodur blank. A copy of a paper by Redman and J.D. Pope entitled '2.5m Zerodur blank: inspection at Mainz', describing their visit to the Shortt factory on 4 October 1974, with drawing No. 9435 of the mirror.
4 pages + 1 sheet.
1974
1014 Memo on the national observatory title. A undated memorandum to the members of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Policy Committee from Margaret Burbidge regarding the title for the proposed new national observatory.
1 page.
1015 Correction to the N.H.O. submission. An undated annotated list of redrafting tasks for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory submission.
2 pages.
1016 Submission for the N.H.O. Two undated parts of the submission for the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory, including pencilled amendments by Redman:. Part A: 'Determination of Budgetary Cuts Estimates for Large Altazimuth Telescopes'. Part D: 'Preliminary Assessment of Site Development Costs'.
23 pages.
1017 Paper on stellar field rotation. A copy of an undated paper entitled 'An Experiment on Stellar Field Rotation' by G.J. Carpenter, R.W. Parker and G.R. Adam, included a photograph of a spectrophotometer.
18 pages + 1 photograph.
1018 Paper on an Image Photon Counting System. A copy of an undated paper by Alan Boksenberg entitled 'UCL Image Photon Counting System: Further Observations and Extensions to 2-D Operation', with a note by Redman analysing the results achieved by this equipment.
17 pages.
1019 Cost study reports. Extracts from cost study reports on large altazimuth telescopes by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and by Boller and Chivens, undated.
10 pages.
1020 Specification for a mirror blank. A copy of an undated paper entitled 'Specification for CER-VIT Primary Mirror Blank'.
4 pages.
1021 Minutes of a N.H.O meeting. A copy of undated minutes from an unspecified meeting on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, regarding spectroscopy, proposed equipment and finance, with a note by Janet Manfield requesting comments and amendments.
6 pages.
1022 Note and photograph on autoguiding. An undated note on autoguiding entitled the 'Proposed Altazimuth Telescope', with a photograph illustrating proposed use.
1 page + 1 photograph.
1023 Extracts from an altitude symposium. A copy of extracts from 'The International Symposium on the Effects of Altitude on Physical Performance', containing extracts from papers presented at the symposium and from the discussion generated by them.
20 pages.
1968
1024 Report on brightness charts. A technical report by the National Environment Satellite Center on 'Monthly and Seasonal Mean Global Charts of Brightness from ESSA [Environmental Science Services Administration] 3 and ESSA 5 Digitized Pictures, February 1967 - February 1968'.
1 folder.
Nov. 1968
1025 Article on the Cassegrain Telescope. A reprint of an article by C.G. Wynne entitled 'Wide Field Cassegrain Telescope', taken from the 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', 163 (1973), pp 357-367.
11 pages.
1973
1026 Article on observations. A copy of an article by Merle F. Walker, Lick Observatory entitled 'Polar Star-Trail Observations of Astronomical Seeing in Arizona, Baja California, Chile and Australia', taken from 'Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific', Vol. 83, August 1971, pp. 401-422.
22 pages.
1971
1027 Paper on telescope design. A copy of an article by I.S. Bowen and A.H. Vaughan Jr. entitled 'The Optical Design of the 40 Inch Telescope and of the Irenee Dupont Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile', from 'Applied Optics', Vol. 12, No. 7, July 1973.
6 pages.
1973
1028 Article on optimum clearance fits. A copy of an article by P.S.Y. Chu and E. Kay entitled 'Optimum Clearance Fits for Journal Bearings in Relation to B.S.1916 and to Lubrication Theory', taken from 'Wear', 27 (1974), pp. 329-343.
15 pages.
1973
1029 Article on optical telescopes. A copy of an article by Arthur D. Code, Washburn Observatory, Wisconsin, entitled 'New Generation Optical Telescope Systems'.
16 pages.
1973
1030 Article on seeing. A copy of an article by A.J. Young entitled 'Seeing: its Cause and Cure', taken from the 'Astrophysical Journal', 189, 1 May 1974, pp. 587-604.
18 pages.
1974
1031 Article on large telescopes. A copy of an undated article by R.F. Griffin, Cambridge Observatories, entitled 'On Image Structure, and the Value and Challenge of Very Large Telescopes'.
2 pages.
1032 Booklet on Fused Silica Code. A booklet entitled 'Corning Fused Silica Code 7940'.
1 booklet.
1967
1033 Report on large telescope design. 'A Design Approach for Large Astronomical Telescopes' by Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Ltd, Space Division.
1 volume.
Mar. 1972
1034 Documents by the C.U.P.E. Two sets of documents from the Cranfield Unit for Precision Engineering (C.U.P.E.) regarding 'Precision Motion Systems' and 'Machine Calibration Systems', including a letter from Professor J. Loxham to Redman, 13 August 1974, discussing control systems.
1 binder + 1 folder.
1974
1035 Paper on the ULE Titanium Silicate. A paper describing the qualities of the Corning ULE (Ultra-Low Expansion) Titanium Silicate Code 7971.
7 pages.
1036 Booklet of CER-VIT material. A booklet by Owens-Illinois entitled 'CER-VIT Material for Reflective Optics'.
1 booklet.
1969
1037 Notes on meetings. Notes made by Redman at various meetings, including those of Northern Hemisphere Observatory Committees.
1 volume.
1971–1972
1038 Notes on N.H.O. meetings. Notes made by Redman at meetings of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee.
1 volume.
21 Dec. 1972–8 Aug. 1973
1039 Notes on N.H.O. meetings. Notes made by Redman at meetings of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee.
1 volume.
1973–1974
1040 Notes on a visit to the Met Office. Handwritten notes by Redman on his visit to the Meteorological Office on 1 July 1969, and a set of notes on an 1961 article by N.I. Vulfson on 'Convective Motions in a Free Atmosphere'.
2 pages.
1969
1041 Notes on a N.H.O. meeting. Handwritten notes made by Redman at a meeting at the Cambridge Observatories to discuss the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
4 pages.
11 Jan. 1972
1042 Notes on a visit by Pope. Handwritten notes on a visit made by J.D. Pope to Redman, 12 April 1972, to discuss a questionnaire on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Telescopes.
1 page.
1972
1043 Notes on the N.H.O. A copy of handwritten notes sent by S.V.M. Clube to Redman and Professor Brück, 1 November 1972, regarding the organisation of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory and the construction of telescopes there.
5 pages.
1972
1044 Notes on university visits. Handwritten notes by Redman on visits he has made during 2-30 November 1972 to various universities to discuss the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project.
40 pages.
1972
1045 Notes on N.H.O. conversations. Handwritten notes by Redman on a conversation he had with Mackay on 6 December 1972 regarding Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescopes, and similar notes on his conversation with C. Hazard on 16 November 1972.
3 pages.
1972
1046 Summary of questionnaire replies. A handwritten summary by Redman of replies from United Kingdom astronomers to a questionnaire on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
4 pages.
9 Jan. 1973
1047 Notes on the 3m-6m telescope. Handwritten notes by Redman on the feasibility and cost study of the 3m-6m telescope of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and Boller and Chivens.
2 pages.
1973
1048 Notes on the Zeiss specification. Handwritten notes by Redman on the Zeiss 2.2 metre specification.
2 pages.
1974
1049 Notes on computer systems. Handwritten notes by C.L. Stephens of the Siding Spring Observatory regarding potential computer systems for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
5 pages.
28 Apr. 1974
1050 Notes on the Siding Spring 40-inch. Notes by Redman on a conversation he had with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Siding Spring 40-inch.
1 page.
20 May 1974
1051 Notes on a R.A.S. meeting. An invitation to a discussion meeting to be held at the Royal Astronomical Society on 21 June 1974 regarding 'Plans for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory', with handwritten notes on the meeting.
4 pages.
1974
1052 Notes on mountings. Undated handwritten notes by Redman on 'Differences between equatorial and altazimuth [mountings]'.
12 pages.
1053 Notes on meetings. Undated handwritten notes by Redman on various meetings and discussions with individuals and groups regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
9 pages.
1054 Notes on the Ritchey-Chrétien system. Undated handwritten notes by Redman on an unspecified agenda, and various calculations and comments on the Ritchey-Chrétien system.
21 pages.
1055 Notes on the N.H.O. Undated handwritten notes by Redman on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory project.
2 pages.
1056 Diagram of light grasps. An undated diagram by Redman showing the light grasps of different telescopes relative to an 150-inch aperture.
1 page.
1057 Details of N.H.O. work. Summary of the contents of correspondence, reports and other works regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, 1967-1972.
10 pages.
circa 1973
1058 Flow chart of cost estimates. A flow chart for the cost estimates of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 sheet.
2 Nov. 1972
1059 Drawing of the 4.5m telescope. Drawing No. M-015-T of the optical arrangements (with coated Nasmyth Mirror System) of the proposed 4.5-metre optical telescope.
1 sheet.
6 Nov. 1973
1060 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. Drawing No. M-014-T of the optical arrangements (with coated Coudé Mirror System) of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope.
1 sheet.
21 Nov. 1973
1061 Drawing of the 2.3m telescope. Drawing No. M-017-T of the optical arrangements F/3 Prime, F/15 Cass and F/35 Coudé (coated mirrors) for the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.3-metre optical telescope.
1 sheet.
20 Dec. 1973
1062 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. Drawing No. M-019-T of a comparison of the horseshoe and cross-axis mountings of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope.
1 sheet.
21 Feb. 1974
1063 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. Drawing No. M-020-T of the arrangements of the offset altazimuth mounting of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope.
1 page.
26 Feb. 1974
1064 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. A drawing of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope in Palomar type mounting with 5 mirror coudé system (A.A.T. Type).
1 sheet.
25 Mar. 1974
1065 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. A drawing of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope in yoke mounting with 3 and 5 mirror coudé systems.
1 sheet.
25 Apr. 1974
1066 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. Drawing No. M-022-T of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope in horseshoe yoke mounting.
1 sheet.
30 Apr. 1974
1067 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. Drawing No. M-023-T of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope in offset altazimuth mounting.
1 sheet.
10 May 1974
1068 Drawing of the 2.5m telescope. Drawing No. N.H.O. SK.10 of the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope on an offset altazimuth mounting, 2 July 1974, with a large plan by Malcolm Smith showing research projects and the equipment they would require.
2 sheets.
1974
1069 Drawing of Nasmyth observing stations. Drawing No. M-024-T of proposals for Nasmyth observing stations for the proposed Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre and 4.5-metre telescopes.
1 sheet.
18 Dec. 1974
1070 Minutes of the Review Committee. Minutes of a meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Review Committee held on 22 May 1969 to examine the organisation and facilities needed for research in optical astronomy in the future.
2 pages.
1969
1071 Minutes of the Alt-Azimuth Committee. Minutes of the Alt-Azimuth Committee meeting of the Science Research Council held on 27 June 1969, with a photocopy of the breakdown of the costs of the Isaac Newton Telescope and the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
6 pages.
1969
1072 Minutes of the Mounting Committee. The agenda and minutes of the meeting of the Alt-Azimuth Mounting Committee held on 27 August 1969.
3 pages.
1969
1073 Memos on British astronomy. A copy of a memorandum from V.C. Reddish to Professor Brück outlining his opinions on the future of British astronomy, in preparation for the meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee on 20 October 1969. There is also a memorandum from R.F. and R.E.M. Griffin on the same subject.
2 pages.
1969
1074 Report of the Mounting Committee. A copy of a report on the Altazimuth Mounting Committee of the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee.
23 pages.
1969
1075 Report of the Review Committee. The report of the Northern Hemisphere Review Committee, including a handwritten note by Redman stating that the report was written during the 1970s. The report includes various appendices written by the Astronomer Royal, the Astronomer Royal for Scotland and the Whitley Council Staff Side.
65 pages.
circa 1970
1076 Minutes of the Planning Committee. The agenda and minutes for the first meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 23 July 1971.
11 pages.
1971
1077 Outline of Plans for U.K. Optical Astronomy. An annotated copy of the seventh draft of the submission of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled 'Outline of Plans for UK Optical Astronomy'.
24 pages.
1974
1078 Papers of the P.D.C.M. Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings on 13 December 1971.
51 pages + 1 photograph.
1971
1079 Minutes of the P.D.C.M. Minutes of the first meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings held on 13 December 1971, with a photocopy of a letter from Roger Griffin to Redman, 11 December 1971, regarding the design of the Northern Hemisphere telescope.
5 pages.
1971
1080 Agenda for the P.D.C.M. The agenda for the second meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings on 4 February 1972, with notes added by Redman.
1 page.
1972
1081 Minutes of the P.D.C.M. Minutes of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings on 4 February 1972.
4 pages.
1972
1082 Report on the P.D.C.M. A draft report by Redman for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings regarding the Panel's work to date.
5 pages.
21 Apr. 1972
1083 Report on the P.D.C.M. A revised version of the report by Redman for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings regarding the Panel's work to date.
6 pages.
18 May 1972
1084 Papers of the P.I.L.O.T./P.D.C.M. meeting. Papers regarding a joint meeting of Northern Hemisphere Observatory Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings and P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) to be held on 15 June 1972, including a note by Redman of 16 May 1972 regarding amendments to his report on the P.D.C.M. (RGO 37/1082 and 37/1083).
4 pages.
1972
1085 Papers of the P.I.L.O.T./P.D.C.M. meeting. The agenda and minutes of the joint meeting of the Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes (P.I.L.O.T.) and the Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings (P.D.C.M.) on 15 June 1972. There are also handwritten notes by Redman on the meeting; a letter by Redman, 25 May 1972, regarding the terms of reference of the P.D.C.M.; and minutes of the third meeting of the P.D.C.M. on 15 June 1972.
19 pages.
1972
1086 Papers of Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the second meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee held on 2 August 1972.
32 pages.
1972
1087 Papers of Planning Committee meetings. The agenda for the third meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 19 October 1972, with notes made by Redman at that meeting, and minutes of the meeting held on 2 August 1972.
32 pages.
1972
1088 Papers of Planning Committee meetings. The agenda and papers for the fourth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 21 December 1972; the minutes of the previous meeting of 19 October; and a 'Report on Visit to the Canary Islands' by Merle F. Walker.
1 bundle.
1972
1089 Planning Committee membership list. A copy of an annotated list of members of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee, including their addresses and telephone numbers, dated 22 December 1972.
2 pages.
1972
1090 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the fifth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 8 February 1973, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 21 December 1972.
68 pages.
1973
1091 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the sixth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 24 May 1973, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 8 February 1973.
68 pages.
1973
1092 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the seventh meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 9 July 1973, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 23 May 1973.
64 pages.
1973
1093 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the eighth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 18-19 October 1973, with the minutes of this and previous meetings, during which the main item on the agenda was site testing.
1 bundle.
1973
1094 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the ninth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 13 December 1973, including a progress report on site testing.
31 pages.
1973
1095 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the tenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 22 January 1974, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 13 December 1973.
1 bundle.
1974
1096 Papers of the Technical Panel meeting. The agenda and papers of the first meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Panel on 30 January 1974.
32 pages.
1974
1097 Papers of the Technical Panel meeting. The agenda and papers of the second meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Panel on 27 February 1974; the minutes of the previous meeting of 30 January 1974; and a letter from J.D. Pope to Redman, 22 February 1974, regarding the Northern Hemisphere Observatory 2.5-metre telescope.
16 pages.
1974
1098 Report of the Technical Panel. An extract from the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Panel's interim report for the Planning Committee of 8 March 1974, regarding direct photography on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescope.
1 page.
1974
1099 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the eleventh meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 14 March 1974, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 22 January 1974, and a summary of comments on the Technical Panel's interim report.
1 bundle.
1974
1100 Papers on Gascoigne's comments. A memorandum from Redman to the members of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Panel, 21 March 1974, enclosing copies of a paper by S.C.B. Gascoigne entitled 'Ritchey-Chrétien versus classical optics', 29 June 1973, and of a note on 'Gascoigne's arguments for longer focal length', 29 January 1974.
3 pages.
21 Mar. 1974
1101 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The papers of the twelfth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 8 May 1974, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 14 March 1974.
17 pages.
1974
1102 Papers of the Technical Panel meeting. The agenda and papers of the third meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Panel on 22 May 1974, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 27 February 1974, and handwritten notes by Redman on a conversation he had with C.G. Wynne on 10 May 1974.
1 bundle.
1974
1103 Report on the Technical Panel. A copy of a progress report by Redman on the work of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Panel, 20 June 1974.
3 pages.
1974
1104 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the thirteenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 20 June 1974, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 8 May 1974.
49 pages.
1974
1105 Papers of the Technical Panel meeting. The agenda and papers of the fourth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Panel on 3 July 1974, with the minutes of this meeting and of the previous meeting of 22 May 1974, and handwritten notes by Redman.
33 pages.
1974
1106 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the fourteenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 18 July 1974, with the minutes of the meeting of 20 June 1974.
13 pages.
1974
1107 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the fifteenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 14 August 1974, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 18 July 1974.
61 pages.
1974
1108 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. Minutes of the fifteenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 14 August 1974, with a paper by the chairman entitled 'A Proposal for an Observatory in the Northern Hemisphere'.
18 pages.
1974
1109 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the sixteenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 27 November 1974.
23 pages.
1974
1110 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the seventeenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 19 December 1974, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 27 November 1974, and a set of handwritten notes by Redman from the meeting.
57 pages.
1974
1111 Papers of the Planning Committee meeting. The agenda and papers for the eighteenth meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on 17 February 1975, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 19 December 1974, and Redman's comments on the agenda and minutes.
59 pages.
1975
1112 Papers on Working Group C. The agenda and papers of the first meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Working Group C Computing and Control on 16 February 1975, with a list of members of the group, and a resumé of the work of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee to date.
1 bundle.
1975
1113 Papers of Working Group A. The agenda and papers of the meeting of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Working Group A - Photometers and Detectors on 11 March 1975.
7 pages.
1975
1114 Paper on the N.H.O. A copy of a paper by Donald Lynden-Bell for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled 'The Northern Hemisphere Observatory', 17 January 1973.
3 pages.
1973
1115 Paper on N.H.O. staffing. A copy of a paper prepared by Dr S.V.M. Clube for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee on the staffing of the N.H.O.
14 pages.
1973
1116 Papers on N.H.O. instruments. A copy of a paper prepared by Redman for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee entitled 'Proposals for the Main Instruments', 7 May 1973, with a memorandum by Redman on the same subject, and other papers.
25 pages.
1973
1117 Papers on telescopes. A paper on the 2.5m telescope circulated by the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Technical Committee at its meeting on 30 January 1974, a paper on 'Coatings', and a note on the 2.5m cross-axis mounting.
10 pages.
1974
1118 List of circulated papers. A list of papers circulated to the members of the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee, 9 January - 22 August 1974.
1 page.
1974
1119 Paper on telescope design. A copy of a paper on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory entitled 'Design comments following early experience (to end of 1974) during AAT commissioning', circulated to the members of the Planning Committee on 31 December 1974.
5 pages.
1974
1120 Paper on the altazimuth optical telescope. A copy of an undated paper for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory Planning Committee Panel on Drive and Control and Mountings on the specification of the large altazimuth optical telescope.
6 pages.
1121 Minutes of the British National Committee. The agenda, minutes and papers of the British National Committee for Astronomy meeting held on 4 June 1963, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 27 June 1961.
12 pages.
1963
1122 Papers of an Anglo-Australian meeting. The agenda, minutes and papers of the preliminary Anglo-Australian meeting on the 'Proposed Large Reflector for the Southern Hemisphere' on 3-4 October 1963, with handwritten notes by G.E.H. Linfoot.
17 pages.
1963
1123 Papers of the Telescope Committee meeting. The agenda and papers of the first meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee held at the Royal Society on 9 December 1963, with minutes of various other meetings.
14 pages.
1963
1124 Minutes of the Design Sub-Committee. The minutes of the meeting of the Design Sub-Committee of the Southern Hemisphere held on 6-7 January 1964.
27 pages.
1964
1125 Minutes of the Large Reflector Sub-Committee. The minutes of a meeting of the Australian Academy of Science Large Reflector Sub-Committee on Site-Testing held on 4 March 1964, with a small colour map of Australia.
2 pages + 1 map.
1964
1126 Papers of the Telescope Committee meeting. The agenda for a meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee held on 25 March 1964, with the minutes of the meeting of 9 December 1963, and a copy of a letter from T.M. Cherry, President of the Australian Academy of Science, to the President of the Royal Society, 22 January 1964, on the future of the project.
5 pages.
1964
1127 Minutes of the Telescope Committee. The minutes of the meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee held on 25 March 1964.
2 pages.
1964
1128 Papers of the Large Telescope Committee meeting. The agenda and papers for a meeting of the Large Telescope Committee at the Australian Academy of Science, including papers for discussion at the meeting and 'Notes on the proposed British Commonwealth Southern Observatory'.
1 bundle.
1964
1129 Minutes of the Design Sub-Committee. The minutes of a meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee Design Sub-Committee on 9 May 1964, with Appendix I, 'Outline Case for an Anglo-Australian 150-in. Telescope'; Appendix II, 'Programmes for a 150-inch telescope in Australia'; and Appendix III, 'Proposed design study'. There are also typewritten notes on the meeting and notes prepared by B.E.J. Pagel for Appendix I.
15 pages.
1964
1130 Minutes of the S.H.T.C. The agenda and minutes of the meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee on 28 May 1964, with handwritten notes by Redman.
10 pages.
1964
1131 Minutes of the Australian Telescope Committee. The minutes of a meeting of the United Kingdom delegation with the Australian Large Telescope Committee held at 10 am on 27 June 1964, with typewritten notes by S.G.B. Gascoigne entitled '150-inch Optical Design'.
5 pages.
1964
1132 Minutes of the Australian Sub-Committee meeting. The minutes of the first meeting of the United Kingdom delegation with the Australian Technical Sub-Committee on 27 June 1964.
4 pages.
1964
1133 Minutes of the Australian Sub-Committee meeting. The minutes of the second meeting of the United Kingdom delegation with the Australian Technical Sub-Committee on 29 June 1964.
4 pages.
1964
1134 Minutes of the Australian Sub-Committee meeting. The minutes of the third meeting of the United Kingdom delegation with the Australian Technical Sub-Committee on 1 July 1964.
3 pages.
1964
1135 Minutes of the Australian Sub-Committee meeting. The minutes of the fourth meeting of the United Kingdom delegation with the Australian Technical Sub-Committee on 2 July 1964.
3 pages.
1964
1136 Minutes of the Australian Academy meeting. The minutes of the meeting of the United Kingdom delegation with the Australian Academy of Science Sub-Committee on Site-testing in Sydney on 3 July 1964.
2 pages.
1964
1137 Minutes of the Australian Sub-Committee meeting. The minutes of the fifth meeting of the United Kingdom delegation with the Australian Technical Sub-Committee on 4 July 1967, with an appendix on staff structure.
4 pages.
1964
1138 Papers of the S.H.T.C. meeting. The agenda, minutes and papers of the meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee on 5 October 1964.
16 pages.
1964
1139 Papers of the S.H.T.C. meeting. The agenda for the meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee to be held on 29 April 1965, with various papers for discussion at the meeting.
7 pages.
1965
1140 Papers of the S.H.T.C. meeting. The minutes and papers of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee meeting of 29 April 1965, with a draft submission to the United Kingdom Government for the 'Proposed 150-inch Telescope in Australia'.
7 pages.
1965
1141 Notes for the S.H.T.C. meeting. Briefing notes for the meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee with the Secretary of the Science Research Council on 17 October 1966, summarising the stages of the negotiations which have led to his visit to Canberra on 24 October.
7 pages.
1966
1142 Agenda for the A.A.T. Committee. The agenda for a meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee to be held on 21 March 1967.
1 page.
1967
1143 Minutes of the S.H.T.C. The minutes of the meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee on 24 April 1967, with notes by Redman from the meeting and an amended copy of the minutes.
9 pages.
1967
1144 Minutes of the S.H.T.C. The minutes of the meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Committee on 27 April 1967, which focused on arranging the first meeting of the Joint Policy Committee.
2 pages.
1967
1145 Notes on an A.U.R.A. meeting. A copy of notes by J.F. Hosie, 16 May 1967, of a meeting of the A.U.R.A. [Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy] Committee on the Kitt Peak 150-inch telescope held at the Kitt Peak National Observatory on 8 May 1967.
7 pages.
1967
1146 Minutes of the Southern Telescope Working Group. The minutes of the meeting of the Science Research Council Astronomy Policy and Grants Committee Working Group on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope on 15 June 1967.
2 pages.
1967
1147 Papers for a visit to Owens-Illinois. The programme and agenda for the British/Australian Technical Committee meeting held during a visit to the Owens-Illinois Technical Center and Cer-Vit Facility, Toledo, Ohio, 17-18 July 1967. There is a list of members attending the various meetings at Owens-Illinois, and also a brochure on the 'Owens-Illinois Mirror Blank', which includes a few handwritten notes by Redman.
1 bundle.
1967
1148 Papers on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope. A copy of the United Kingdom draft of an agenda for the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Joint Policy Committee, with draft reports entitled 'Staff, Committee and Procedures' and 'Intergovernmental Agreement'.
6 pages.
1967
1149 Papers for the Southern Telescope meeting. The agenda, reports and other papers for the first meeting of the Southern Hemisphere Telescope Joint Policy Committee held on 15 August 1967. The papers include a copy of a draft of a 'Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Carnegie Institution of Washington' to promote astronomy in the Southern Hemisphere; a paper entitled 'Anglo-Australian Telescope - Immediate Tasks', 12 August 1967; and a preliminary breakdown of the costs of the project. There are also two sheets of handwritten notes by Redman.
33 pages.
1967
1150 Agenda for the A.A.T. meeting. The agenda for the meeting of the Science Research Council Committee on the Anglo-Australian Telescope on 11 August 1968, including handwritten notes by Redman.
1 page.
1968
1151 Minutes of the A.A.T. meeting. The minutes of an ad-hoc meeting held at The Observatories, Cambridge, 31 December 1968, to discuss the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
4 pages.
1968
1152 Record of the A.A.T meeting. A record of the decisions taken at the third meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Joint Policy Committee at Canberra, 11-12 March 1969.
8 pages.
1969
1153 Minutes of the A.A.T. meeting. A copy of the minutes of a meeting held at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 24 April 1969 between members of the company and the Anglo-Australian Technical Committee, dated 28 April 1969.
3 pages.
1969
1154 Papers of the A.A.T. meeting. The agenda and papers of the fifth meeting of the Joint Policy Committee for the Anglo-Australian Telescope held in Canberra, 20-27 March 1970.
1 bundle.
1970
1155 Papers of the A.A.T. meeting. The agenda and papers of the sixth meeting of the Joint Policy Committee for the Anglo-Australian Telescope held in London, 3-7 August 1970, with the minutes of the previous meeting of 20-27 March 1970.
1 bundle.
1970
1156 Papers of the A.A.T. meeting. The agenda and papers of the seventh meeting of the Joint Policy Committee for the Anglo-Australian Telescope held in Canberra, 22-26 February 1971.
21 pages.
1971
1157 Papers of the Working Party meeting. The agenda and minutes of a meeting of the Astronomical Working Party on 14 April 1971, with a copy of a letter from Redman to A.W. Rodgers, 2 April 1971, regarding the outcome of the meeting.
7 pages.
1971
1158 Minutes of the Astronomical Working Party. The agenda and minutes of a meeting of the Astronomical Working Party on 7 June 1971, with a copy of a letter from A.W. Rodgers to J.F. Hosie, 11 June 1971, regarding items discussed at the meeting.
12 pages.
1971
1159 Papers of the A.A.T. Board meeting. The agenda and papers of the second meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board held in London, 23-27 August 1971.
23 pages.
1971
1160 Minutes of the A.A.T. Board. The minutes of the meeting of the Astronomical Working Party on 27 August 1971.
3 pages.
1971
1161 Minutes of the Astronomical Working Party. The minutes of the meeting of the Astronomical Working Party held in Canberra on 18 October 1971, with a summary of its decisions prepared by A.W. Rodgers.
3 pages.
1971
1162 Papers for the A.A.T. Board meeting. The agenda and documents for discussion at the third meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board held in Canberra, 21-25 February 1972, with a revised estimate of costs.
1 bundle.
1972
1163 Minutes of the Astronomical Working Party. The minutes of a meeting of the Astronomical Working Party held at the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office, Canberra, 15-17 February 1972.
7 pages.
1972
1164 Minutes of the A.A.T. Working Party. A copy of the minutes of an ad-hoc meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Working Party in Canberra on 8 June 1972, prepared by V.C. Reddish, 26 June 1972.
4 pages.
1972
1165 Minutes of the A.A.T. Working Party. The minutes of two meetings of the Astronomical Working Policy held in Canberra on 8 June and 28 June 1972 respectively.
6 pages.
1972
1166 Papers of the Working Party meeting. The agenda and papers for a meeting of the Astronomical Working Party of 26-28 September 1972, with a letter to Redman from A.W. Rodgers, 6 September 1972, requesting items for discussion at the meeting; a letter to Redman from M. Beard, 7 September, enclosing a 'Specification of Timing System'; and a letter to Redman from H. Kobler, 28 August, sending him a copy of the specification for the Closed-Circuit T.V. System.
1 bundle.
1972
1167 Minutes of the Astronomical Working Party. The minutes of a meeting of the Astronomical Working Party at Canberra, 26-27 September 1972.
10 pages.
1972
1168 Papers for the A.A.T. Board meeting. The agenda and documents for discussion at the fourth meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board held in Canberra, 2-6 October 1972, with a handwritten set of notes by Redman entitled 'PILOT' [Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes], dated 5 March 1970, and Science Research Council Anglo-Australian Telescope Information Letter No. 9, describing the progress of the project between September 1970 and March 1971.
1 bundle.
1972
1169 Minutes of a joint meeting. The minutes of a meeting of the Large Telescope Users Panel and P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on 1 February 1973, with a 'Brief for U.K. Members of Anglo-Australian Telescope Board'.
12 pages.
1973
1170 Minutes of the Astronomical Working Party. The minutes of the meeting of the Astronomical Working Party held in Canberra, 15-16 March 1973.
9 pages.
1973
1171 Papers of the A.A.T. Board meeting. The agenda and papers of the fifth meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board held in Canberra, 23-28 March 1973. There are handwritten notes by Redman written on some papers, particularly on the report on a visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd of 29-30 January 1973. The papers also include a Performance Evaluation and Review Technique Chart for the Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope.
1 bundle.
1973
1172 Papers of the A.A.T. Board meeting. The draft agenda and documents of the seventh meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board held in Canberra in November 1973, with the agenda and documents of the Astronomical Working Party meeting of 21 November 1973.
17 pages.
1973
1173 Papers of the A.A.T. Board meeting. Papers of the meeting of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board held in Canberra, 8-11 April 1974.
19 pages.
1974
1174 Summary of Southern Telescope discussions. A copy of a summary of discussions held by the Secretary of the Science Research Council in Australia and the U.S.A. between 24 October and 4 November 1966 regarding the Southern Hemisphere Telescope, dated 29 November 1966.
12 pages.
1966
1175 Proposals for instrument procurement. A copy of proposals presented by the Science Research Council to the Joint Policy Committee for the 'Procurement of Instruments', February 1969.
2 pages.
1969
1176 Statement on the A.A.T. A statement by the Chairman of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board on the 'Management and Operation of the Anglo-Australian Telescope'.
6 pages.
1973
1177 Paper on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope. An undated copy of the U.K. redraft of the Australian draft press release on the Southern Hemisphere Telescope.
2 pages.
1178 Report on Australian sites. A report entitled 'A Search for Potential Observatory Sites in Australia', including photographs of various site tests being carried out.
1 bundle.
July 1961
1179 Report on Western Australian sites. A report by A.R. Hogg on the survey of 'Western Australian Astronomical Sites. 1961 - 1962 Observations', including various site test results and a photograph of the station on Mount Singleton.
27 pages + 1 photograph.
1963
1180 Report on Australian sites. A report by A.R. Hogg on 'Woorut Trig vs. Mount Bingar as an Astronomical Site', including photographs of both sites.
32 pages + 2 photographs.
Apr. 1962
1181 Survey of Australian sites. A report by A.R. Hogg on surveys of Western Australian Astronomical Sites entitled 'Mt. Singleton Observations 1963'.
33 pages.
Feb. 1964
1182 Report on Australian sites. A report by A.R. Hogg entitled 'Astronomical Site Tests at Siding Spring Observatory and Mount Serle. May 1964 - June 1965'.
41 pages.
Dec. 1965
1183 Paper on the A.A.T. site. A copy of paper on the decision to place the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring and assessing the need for more local site tests to obtain the best position, dated 16 August 1967.
1 page.
Aug. 1967
1184 Report on site tests. An interim report by Redman on site tests, dated 3 January 1968, with graphs of wind measurement.
7 pages.
1968
1185 Second report on site tests. A second interim report by Redman on site tests, with graphs of wind measurement.
16 pages.
1968
1186 Specifications for the site survey. A copy of the 'Anglo-Australian Telescope Project. Specifications for Preliminary Site Survey', 15 December 1967, regarding Siding Spring.
15 pages.
1967
1187 Report on the site survey. A copy of the 'Report on Preliminary Site Survey' for the 150" Optical Telescope at Siding Spring, prepared by Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle.
1 binder.
Mar. 1968
1188 Figures on Magellanic Clouds. Calculations and measurements by Redman of times at which Magellanic Clouds are at altitudes greater than 35º during daylight at latitudes -25º, -30º and -35º, with a covering note dated 27 April 1964.
21 pages.
Apr. 1964
1189 Wind measurements at Siding Spring. Papers relating to wind measurements for the Siding Spring site, including detailed measurements carried out at several different sites in order to ascertain the best position at Siding Spring.
1 bundle.
1964–1968
1190 Papers on Siding Spring. Papers relating to rainfall and temperature measurement at Siding Spring, included detailed measurements of temperature, graphs and charts, humidity measurements and computer printouts analysing the data, as well as a large graph summarising the details of the site tests.
1 bundle.
1966–1974
1191 Results of dust tests. A copy of a paper by Redman summarising the results of dust tests carried out at Siding Spring and Mount Stromlo between July 1969 and June 1970.
4 pages.
21 July 1970
1192 Weather bulletin on S. Australia. 'Weather Development and Research Bulletin (Southern Australian Region)', Number 2, produced by the Royal Australian Air Force.
54 pages.
Oct. 1945
1193 Weather bulletin on S. Australia. 'Weather Development and Research Bulletin (Southern Australian Region)', Number 3, produced by the Royal Australian Air Force, including photographs on the construction of an anemograph. There is also a set of four maps of Australia by Taylor, Hunt and Quayle entitled 'Climate and Weather of Australia'.
57 pages + 3 photographs.
Nov. 1945
1194 Report on Australian climate. A report by the Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, on 'Climatic Averages Australia', regarding temperature, relative humidity and rainfall.
1 volume.
1956
1195 Report on Pacific winds. A report for the Bureau of Meteorology by H.R. Phillpot entitled 'Winds at 30,000 and 40,000 Feet in the Australia -- New Zealand -- Fiji Area'.
1 volume.
Apr. 1959
1196 Paper on Australian winds. A working paper by W.J. Gibbs and W.K. Hounsell for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology on 'Stratospheric Winds over Australia'.
1 volume.
Jan. 1961
1197 Paper on atmospheric turbulence. A paper by Dr F. Pasquill, Meteorological Office, on 'The Statistics of Turbulence in the Lower Part of the Atmosphere' presented at a symposium at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, on 16 November 1961.
16 pages.
1961
1198 Article on the Mount Agung Eruption. An article by A.R. Hogg entitled 'The Mount Agung Eruption and Atmospheric Turbidity', reprinted from the 'Australian Journal of Science', Vol. 26, No. 4, p. 119, October 1963.
2 pages.
1963
1199 Article on dust pollution. A copy of an article by D.H. Lucas and D.J. Moore entitled 'The Measurement in the Field of Pollution by Dust'.
13 pages.
1964
1200 Report on wind. A copy of a report by W.C. Swinbank entitled 'The exponential wind profile', reprinted from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society', Vol. 90, No. 384, pp. 119-135, April 1964.
1 booklet.
1964
1201 Article on the Siding Spring Observatory. An article by Bart J. Bok on the 'Siding Spring Observatory', regarding the opening of the observatory.
1 pamphlet.
1956
1202 Article on dust pollution. A copy of an article by D.H. Lucas and W.L. Snowsill entitled 'Some Developments in Dust Pollution Measurement', reprinted from 'Atmospheric Environment', Vol. 1 (Pergamon Press, 1967), pp. 619-636.
18 pages.
1967
1203 Survey of telescope working hours. A copy of table surveying working hours on the 74-inch telescope at Mount Stromlo, January-December 1967, dated 2 January 1968.
1 page.
1968
1204 Article on optical seeing. A copy of an undated abstract from an article by D.N.B. Hall entitled 'The Measurement of Optical Seeing by a Resistance Analogue'.
10 pages.
1205 Paper on turbulence. An undated paper entitled 'Estimates of the decay of high frequency turbulence near the ground at night'.
3 pages.
1206 Paper on temperature. An undated paper entitled the 'Variation with Height of the High-Frequency Fluctuations of Temperature'.
2 pages.
1207 Papers on the Portuguese climate. A volume in Portuguese entitled 'O Clima de Portugal...Baixo-Alentejo E Algarve' (Lisbon, 1952), with a covering letter to Redman from H. Amorim Ferreira, and undated notes by Redman on the Portuguese climate.
1 volume.
1952
1208 Report on the climate of South Africa. A two-part report on the 'Climate of South Africa'. Part 1 concerns 'Climate Statistics'; part 2 concerns 'Rainfall Statistics'.
2 volumes.
1954
1209 Temperature chart. A chart recording temperatures on 27 October 1967. The location is not given.
1 roll.
1967
1210 Temperature chart. A chart recording temperatures on 31 October 1967. The location is not given.
1 roll.
1967
1211 Microthermal chart. A chart labelled 'Microthermal', dated November 1967.
1 bundle.
1967
1212 Temperature and wind chart. An undated chart recording temperatures and wind speeds. The location is not given.
1 bundle.
1213 Records of temperature and wind. A chart and computer printout of temperature and wind speed. The location is not given.
1 roll.
1214 Maps of South Australia. Two maps, entitled 'Serle' and 'Angepenn' respectively, showing the geological survey of two areas of South Australia.
2 maps.
1953
1215 Article on the jet stream. A copy of an article by H.R. Phillpot entitled 'Mean Westerly Jet Stream in the Southern Hemisphere', reprinted from 'Antarctic Research, Geophysical Monograph, No. 7', 1962, pp. 128-148, with maps entitled 'Average sea level pressure (mean for the day)'.
26 pages.
1962
1216 Maps of the Northern Flinders Ranges. An undated map of the Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia, showing peaks above 3,000 feet.
1 map.
1217 Maps of Australia. A map of Australia showing various numbered peaks and areas.
1 page.
1218 Weather pictures. Facsimiles of weather pictures of North-West Europe and the Atlantic taken during November 1988, reproduced by a mechanical printer from E.S.S.A. [Environmental Science Services Administration] VI.
1 bundle.
1968
1219 Weather pictures. Facsimiles of weather pictures of Northern Europe and the Mid-Atlantic taken during December 1968, reproduced by mechanical printer from E.S.S.A. [Environmental Science Services Administration] VI.
1 bundle.
1968
1220 Weather pictures. Facsimiles of weather pictures of Southern Europe and North Africa taken during January 1969, reproduced by mechanical printer from E.S.S.A. [Environmental Science Services Administration] VIII.
1 bundle.
1969
1221 A.A.T. Technical Report 1. Anglo-Australian Telescope Technical Report No. 1 by S.G.B. Gascoigne, J.D. Pope, Redman and H. Wehner.
36 pages.
June 1967
1222 A.A.T. Technical Report 2. Anglo-Australian Telescope Technical Report No. 2 by S.G.B. Gascoigne, J.D. Pope, Redman and H. Wehner.
27 pages.
Aug. 1967
1223 Progress report on A.A.T. A progress report by the Science Research Council on the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 pages.
1967
1224 Information Letter 2. A copy of Information Letter No. 2 on the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 19 December 1967, written by M. Carpenter for the Science Research Council.
2 pages.
1967
1225 Technical report on A.A.T. A 'Technical Report on the Proposed Drive and Control Systems' of the Anglo-Australia Telescope by R.L. Ford and H.C. Minnett.
55 pages.
Feb. 1968
1226 A.A.T. Technical Report 3. Anglo-Australian Telescope Technical Report No. 3 by Redman, J.D. Pope and others, March 1968, including reports on optical design and drive control systems. There are also notes by Redman for the Technical Committee meeting in February, dated 19 January 1968.
1 bundle.
1968
1227 Report on the A.A.T. A copy of a report by M.H. Jeffery on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project entitled 'Notes of Progress up to 13. May, '68', dated 14 May 1968.
10 pages.
1968
1228 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on all aspects of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including site selection, dome design and the design of the telescope itself.
1 binder.
Mar. 1969
1229 Information Letter 5. Information Letter No. 5 by the Science Research Council on developments in the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project from September 1968 to March 1969.
3 pages.
1969
1230 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on all aspects of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, including cost estimates.
1 binder.
July 1969
1231 Progress report on the A.A.T. The progress report for September 1969 on all aspects of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, with handwritten notes by Redman on the report.
1 binder.
Sep. 1969
1232 Information Letter 6. Information Letter No. 6 by the Science Research Council on the main developments in the Anglo-Australian Telescope project from March 1969 to October 1969.
2 pages.
1969
1233 Report on the A.A.T. A report for P.A.N.E.L. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) by the Director, Astronomy, Space and Radio Division for the Science Research Council regarding the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
3 pages.
1970
1234 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on all aspects of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
June 1970
1235 Information Letter 7. A copy of Information Letter No. 7 by the Science Research Council on the developments in the Anglo-Australian Telescope project since December 1969, dated 17 June 1970.
3 pages.
1970
1236 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on all aspects of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Sep. 1970
1237 Information Letter 8. A copy of Information Letter No. 8 by the Science Research Council, 28 September 1970, on the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
3 pages.
1970
1238 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, including all aspects of the design.
1 binder.
Dec. 1970
1239 Information Letter 10. A copy of Information Letter No. 10 by the Science Research Council, October 1971, on the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 pages.
1971
1240 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Dec. 1971
1241 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Mar. 1972
1242 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
June 1972
1243 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, September 1972, with a summary of a telephone conversation held between R.V. Willstrop and D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 20 September 1972 regarding the company's progress in manufacturing the mirrors for the telescope.
1 binder.
Sep. 1972
1244 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Dec. 1972
1245 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Mar. 1973
1246 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
June 1973
1247 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Sep. 1973
1248 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Dec. 1973
1249 Progress report on the A.A.T. A progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 binder.
Mar. 1974
1250 Report on the A.A.T. A report written for the Anglo-Australian Board meeting in October 1974 on work carried out on the Anglo-Australian Telescope since the commissioning on 15 April.
5 pages.
1974
1251 Report on the A.A.T. A report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project, comprised of a report by the Joint Policy Committee for 1 July 1970 - 22 February 1971, and a report by the A.A.T. Board for 22 February 1971 - 30 June 1972.
1 volume.
1973
1252 Report of the A.A.T. Board. A report by Anglo-Australian Telescope Board for the period of 1 July 1971 to 30 June 1972.
1 volume.
1973
1253 Report of the A.A.T. Board. A report by the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project' for the period of 1 July 1972 to 30 June 1973.
1 volume.
1974
1254 Supply conditions. 'Australian Standard General Conditions of Tendering and Contract for the Supply or for the Supply and Erection of Plant and Machinery' published by the Standard Association of Australia.
1 booklet.
1964
1255 Papers on A.A.T. tenders. A copy of the invitation for tenders and schedule for the 150-inch Mirror Blank for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. There is also a later invitation for the tenders for the primary and secondary optics and the provision of the declination axis assembly (Tender Number AAT 1).
31 pages.
1967
1256 Tender from Owens-Illinois. A copy of tender No. F/QB/43 from Owens-Illinois entitled 'Specifications, Testing Procedures, Guarantee & Crating for CerVit Primary Mirror Blank'.
13 pages.
1967
1257 Specification for the Mirror Blank. A copy of the revised specification for the Cer-Vit Primary Mirror Blank, 12 December 1968.
23 pages.
1968
1258 A.A.T. contract documents. A copy of the contract documents for the '150-inch Diameter Optical Telescope Figuring of Optical Mirrors and Flats and Supply of Declination Axis Structure together with Ancillary Equipment', December 1968, including the form of tender.
1 binder.
1968
1259 A.A.T. contract documents. A copy of contract documents for the '150-inch Diameter Optical Telescope Supply of Secondary and Coudé Flat Mirror Blanks', with an invitation to a submit a tender.
21 pages.
Jan. 1969
1260 A.A.T. contract documents. Contract documents for the '150-inch Diameter Optical Telescope Supply and Erection of Mounting'.
1 binder.
Aug. 1969
1261 Tenders for AAT 8. Papers summarising the tenders for the prime focus correcting lenses and testing mirror (AAT 8).
1 bundle.
1971
1262 A.A.T. tender schedule. A schedule for the tender for a 'Detailed Optical Design Study for a Multi-Object Spectrometer for AAT'.
1 bundle.
1974
1263 A.A.T. contract documents. A copy of undated contract documents for AAT 5/1: the 'Mounting Contract Nominated Sub-Contract for Drive and Control System Mechanical Components'.
1 binder.
1264 A.A.T. contract documents. A copy of undated contract documents and the notice to tenderers for Contract No. AAT 7 for the 'Aluminising Plant for Mirrors'.
1 binder.
1265 A.A.T. contract documents. A copy of undated contract documents for Contract No. AAT 8 for the 'Prime Focus Correcting Lenses and Testing Mirror'.
15 pages.
1266 A.A.T. contract documents. A copy of undated contract documents for Contract No. AAT 10 for the 'Specification for Prime Focus Camera and Guider Assembly.'.
1 binder.
1267 A.A.T. contract documents. A copy of undated contract documents for Contract No. AAT 15 for the 'Coudé Spectrograph', with a copy of a note from Redman to H. Wehner, 9 August 1973, regarding the contract specification.
1 binder.
circa 1973
1268 A.A.T. contract documents. Undated contract documents for the 'Contract for Aluminising Plant for Mirrors...Technical A & B Draft Only', with a paper by Redman, 3 October 1972, commenting on the aluminising plant specification.
1 binder.
circa 1972
1269 Paper on the 2m Reflecting Telescope. A paper entitled 'The Dome Climate and the Thermal Behaviour of the 2-meter Universal Reflecting Telescope of the Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg' by Jena Nachrichten.
14 pages.
1964
1270 Papers on A.A.T. design. Annotated papers on the Anglo-Australian Telescope dome and dome building, thermal control, ventilation and air conditioning, with a report on proposals and estimates. The papers are dated 26 November 1968.
1 bundle.
1968
1271 Report on dome design. 'Report on Dome Design' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope by the consulting engineers Macdonald, Wagner and Priddle, Sydney, Australia.
1 binder.
Feb. 1969
1272 Notes on dome heat transfer. A copy of 'Notes on Programme of Work by DME [Department of Mechanical Engineering]', stamped 28 March 1969, regarding heat transfer through the skin of the dome for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
4 pages.
1969
1273 Report on building and dome. A copy of a draft progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope building and dome, stamped 26 June 1969.
20 pages.
1969
1274 Report on building and dome. A copy of a report entitled 'Building and Dome Report on Possible Cost Reductions', dated January 1970.
36 pages.
1970
1275 Paper on temperature control. A paper by Redman, 17 February 1971, commenting on a draft report on temperature control of November 1970, with handwritten notes and a set of graphs.
8 pages.
1971
1276 Paper on the 150-inch telescope. A copy of paper by S.G.B. Gascoigne entitled 'The Optical Design of the 150-inch Telescope', 8 June 1963.
3 pages.
1963
1277 Papers on the 150-inch telescope. Papers regarding the optical problems of the Ritchey-Chrétien 150-inch telescope, 1963, including reference to the Anglo-Australian Telescope. There are also two booklets by Jorge Landi Dessy of the Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba: 'Some lesser known properties of Ritchey-Chretien telescopes' (1963) and 'Tablas de parámetros de construcción de sistemas aplanáticos formados por un espejo primario cóncavo y un secundario convexo' (1964), regarding the construction of mirrors.
1 bundle.
1963–1964
1278 Paper on photometry. A copy of a paper by E.H. Linfoot entitled 'RC photographic photometry and position measurements', 6 May 1964.
1 page.
1964
1279 Specification for the mirror blank. A copy of the specification for the primary mirror blank for the 150-inch Anglo-Australian Telescope, prepared during the meetings of the Technical Committee of 15-18 August 1967.
3 pages.
Aug. 1967
1280 Notes on mirror specifications. A copy of 'Notes on Specifications for 150-inch Mirror' by D.E. Yabsley, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Radiophysics, 26 January 1968.
2 pages.
1968
1281 Notes on mirrors. Annotated notes entitled 'Grey Areas' regarding primary and secondary mirrors, 13 February 1968.
4 pages.
Feb. 1968
1282 Papers on telescope optics. Papers by S.C.B. Gascoigne entitled 'Some Recent Advances in the Optics of Large Telescopes'.
34 pages.
1968
1283 Notes on mirrors. Typed and handwritten notes by Redman on 'Mirrors', including notes on the specification for the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirrors.
10 pages.
Mar. 1968
1284 Papers on the focus sensor. Copies of a paper by J.R. Vyce entitled 'Application of the Itek Auto-Collimating Focus Sensor to the Anglo-Australian Telescope', 14 June 1968, and of a memorandum by J.D. Pope on the same subject, 20 May 1968.
9 pages.
1968
1285 Papers on the primary mirror. A copy of a paper giving the 'Sequence of Primary Mirror. Etc. Removal', 31 May 1968, with the initials of Hermann Wehner.
4 pages.
1968
1286 Paper on the Cervit rod. Copies of a paper by J.D. Pope entitled 'Cervit Rod Focus Stabilization', 30 July 1968, and of notes on the revised mirror figuring specification for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
20 pages.
1968
1287 Mirror specifications. Specifications for the primary and secondary mirrors and support systems.
8 pages.
Sep. 1968
1288 Mirror specifications. A copy of a paper entitled 'Specifications for secondary mirror and Coudé flat mirror blanks', 21 November 1968, initialled by Hermann Wehner.
10 pages.
1968
1289 Paper on tube components. An annotated copy of a paper prepared by the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office on 'Optical Performance Criteria for Tube Component Design', 4 December 1968.
9 pages.
1968
1290 Notes on the 6-inch Coudé collimator. Notes by R. Griffin on various issues relating to the 6-inch Coudé collimator, dated 3 March 1969.
3 pages.
1969
1291 Notes on a visit to Owens-Illinois. A copy of notes on a visit to Owens-Illinois by M.H. Jeffery on the costing of the mirror blanks for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, dated 10 April 1969.
4 pages.
1969
1292 Papers on mirrors. A copy of a schedule and specification for the secondary mirror and Coudé flat mirror blanks, with copies of correspondence between M.H. Jeffery and Owens-Illinois, 22 April - 9 June 1969, on various points in the company's contract and amendments to it.
14 pages.
1969
1293 Papers on mirrors. A copy of a paper by J.D. Pope entitled 'Proposal for Pneumatic Support of Secondary Mirrors', 17 June 1969, with comments by R.V. Willstrop, and a copy of notes by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the A.A.T. optics programme, 22 April 1969.
5 pages.
1969
1294 Papers on the Coudé room. A copy of a paper by W.E. Bassett and Partners on the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project entitled 'Coude notes', 24 July 1969, regarding temperature in the Coudé room.
7 pages.
1969
1295 Memo on the Cervit blank. A copy of a 'Memo on polarisation measurements for the AAT Cervit blank' by Edward J. Kibblewhite, 27 July 1969.
3 pages.
1969
1296 Memo on the Coudé focus field diameter. A copy of memorandum by J.D. Pope on the Coudé focus field diameter discussing the Coudé convex secondary mirror for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1 September 1969.
4 pages.
1969
1297 Paper on the A.A.T. optical system. A paper on the Anglo-Australian Telescope Optical System, with handwritten notes by Redman of 24 September 1969.
7 pages.
1969
1298 Mirror blank inspection report. A copy of the inspection report for the 58"x 8" mirror blank for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 27 October 1969.
5 pages.
1969
1299 Papers on visits to Owens-Illinois. Briefing notes for Redman for his visit to Owens-Illinois in October 1969 to review the progress of the production of the mirror blanks for the Anglo-Australian Telescope. There is also a copy of the report by S.C.B. Gascoigne on the visit he made to Owens-Illinois in August 1969 for the same purpose.
6 pages.
1969
1300 Paper on the primary mirror. A copy of a paper by J.D. Pope entitled 'Proposal for Optical Method of Squaring-on AAT Primary Mirror', 22 April 1970.
10 page.
1970
1301 Paper on optical alignment. A copy of a 'Brief Description of Optical Alignment Procedure' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope by J.D. Pope, 23 July 1970.
3 pages.
1970
1302 Report on A.A.T. alignment. A copy of the report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Anglo Australian Telescope Alignment Study Second Report', August 1970, regarding alignment procedures.
1 binder.
1970
1303 Report on the Cassegrain auto-guider. A copy of a report entitled 'The Auto-guider for the Cassegrain Focus of the Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope', 17 November 1970, with various amendments and notes by Redman and 'E.J.K.', 1970-1971.
1 bundle.
1970–1971
1304 Papers of focus stabilising. A copy of a paper by P.R. Gillingham entitled 'AAT Focus Stabilising. The Use of Invar Wire as the Length Standard', 18 May 1971.
8 pages.
1971
1305 Paper on optical components. A copy of a paper entitled 'Draft Test Schedule for Optical Components', with notes in the margin by Redman.
4 pages.
1971
1306 Paper on mirror tests. A copy of a paper by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Errors due to separation of X & Y coma slope correctors', regarding tests on the A.A.T. primary mirror, 13 March 1972.
4 pages.
1972
1307 Paper on a visit to Grubb, Parsons and Co. A copy of a paper by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd entitled 'Errors due to separation of X & Y coma slope correctors', regarding tests on the A.A.T. primary mirror, 13 March 1972.
5 pages.
13 Feb. 1973
1308 Paper on the 154-inch mirror. A copy of a paper by S.C.B. Gascoigne on 'Tests of the AAT 154-inch Mirror', 8 March 1974, with various test diagrams.
36 pages.
1974
1309 Report on a visit to W.E. James. A copy of a report of 23 March 1974 on a visit to W.E. James on 22 March concerning tests for the triplet corrector of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
1974
1310 Note on the primary mirror. A typed note by Redman on the 'Primary Mirror'.
1 page.
30 Apr. 1974
1311 Papers on mirror blank tenders. Undated papers regarding the tenders for the secondary mirror blanks for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including comments by Redman.
9 pages.
1312 Paper on the A.A.T. optical system. An undated draft paper on the 'Anglo-Australian Telescope - Optical System'.
4 pages.
1313 Mirror specifications. Undated specifications for the mirrors for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including mirror support systems.
14 pages.
1314 Note on A.A.T. optical design. An undated note by S.C.B. Gascoigne on the Anglo-Australian Telescope optical design, requesting that C.G. Wynne be asked to produce designs for the correctors.
1 page.
1315 Paper on mirrors. An undated paper entitled 'Mirrors and Mirror Cells and Supports', regarding technical proposals and specifications for these items.
5 pages.
1316 Paper on the prime focus head. An undated preliminary paper entitled 'Prime Focus Head - Suggested Optical Specification'.
1 page.
1317 Notes on the focus control system. An undated paper entitled 'Notes on the Focus Control System', with comments written on it by Redman.
18 pages.
1318 Schedule of prices. An undated 'Comparative Schedule of Prices for Mirror Figuring and Tube Construction Amounts in Australian Dollars' regarding Perkin-Elmer; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Davidson; and Fecker.
1 page.
1319 Notes on mirror specifications. Notes written in pencil by E.H. Linfoot regarding mirror specifications.
3 pages.
12 Jan. 1964
1320 Notes on the A.A.T. mirror system. Notes by Redman on a conversation held between E.H. Linfoot and G.M. Sisson on 1 April 1969 regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirror system.
1 page.
1969
1321 Calculations on optical design. Calculations by Redman on optical design.
12 pages.
1971
1322 Note on the primary mirror. A note by Redman on a phone conversation he had with D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 28 May 1972 regarding work the company was carrying out on the primary mirror.
1 page.
28 May 1971
1323 Notes on mirror tests. A copy of notes by Redman entitled 'Mirror Tests', June 1971.
8 pages.
1971
1324 Notes on principal mirror tests. Notes by Redman on a phone conversation he had with D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 3 December 1971 regarding 'Principal mirror tests'.
1 page.
3 Dec. 1971
1325 Notes and graphs on telescope. Notes by Redman on Anglo-Australian Telescope F/8 versus F/15 foci, with a set of graphs on the 150-inch Ritchey-Chrétien F/3.5 primary showing seeing aspects.
9 pages.
circa 1964
1326 Papers on mirrors. Calculations and tables by Redman on the Anglo-Australian Telescope mirrors and focal length, and comparing different mirrors.
9 pages.
1327 Graphs and calculations. Undated graphs and calculations of observations made with the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
16 pages.
1328 Graphs and calculations. An undated set of graphs and calculations on the focus of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
7 pages.
1329 Report on a visit to the U.S.A. A copy of a report by R.L. Ford on a visit he made to the U.S.A. in December 1967 to discuss the drive and control systems for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, dated 29 December 1967.
10 pages.
1967
1330 Report on the 150-inch telescope. A copy of a report by H.C. Minnett entitled 'Anglo-Australian 150-inch Optical Telescope. Preliminary Investigation of Drive and Control System', 26 January 1968.
18 pages.
1968
1331 Report on the 150-inch telescope. An annotated copy of the 'Draft report on the Drive and Control Systems for the Anglo-Australian 150" Telescope' by R.L. Ford, January 1968.
49 pages.
1968
1332 Paper on the 150-inch telescope. A copy of a paper entitled 'Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope Project. Recommendations to the Joint Policy Committee on the Drive and Control Systems', February 1968.
9 pages.
1968
1333 Paper on the 150-inch telescope. A copy of a paper by R.L. Ford on the drive system for the 150-inch telescope, 18 June 1968, with a copy of a pamphlet on the Autograt Measuring Scales manufactured by the British Aircraft Corporation.
19 pages.
1968
1334 Paper on rate generators. A copy of a paper by R.L. Ford on 'Rate Generators', which provide input signals in the form of pulse trains for the telescope drive servos, October 1968.
33 pages.
1968
1335 Drive and control system specification. An annotated copy of the draft specification for the Anglo-Australian Telescope drive and control system by J. Rothwell, 18 December 1968.
23 pages.
1968
1336 Paper on the A.A.T. drive system. A copy of an 'Evaluation of the Design Studies (Phase A) for the Drive System', January 1969.
36 pages.
1969
1337 Paper on drive and control estimates. A copy of a paper on 'Drive and Control Estimates' by R.L. Ford, H.C. Minnett and J. Rothwell, 22 February 1971.
6 pages.
1971
1338 Paper on the drive and control system. A copy of a paper by J. Rothwell entitled 'Anglo-Australian Telescope Proposed Drive and Control System', February 1971.
7 pages.
1971
1339 Details of drive and control system estimates. Undated information regarding the estimates for the drive and control systems for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, obtained from the General Electric Company-Associated Electrical Industries, Leicester.
3 pages.
1340 Amplifier details. An undated set of papers entitled 'Appendix A. Amplifier Details'.
1 bundle.
1341 Paper on the A.A.T. drive. An undated paper entitled 'Anglo-Australian 150-inch Telescope. Servo Drive Study - Stage A', discussing the mechanical drive in detail.
4 pages.
1342 Report on the control system. An extract from an undated report on the control system for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 pages.
1343 Paper on A & G facilities. A copy of a paper by T.D. Kinman outlining his views on the problem of providing acquisition and guiding facilities for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 9 January 1970.
3 pages.
1970
1344 Memo on autoguider systems. A memorandum to Redman from V.C. Reddish entitled 'Anglo-Australian Telescope Autoguider Systems', regarding the issue of acquisition and guiding.
4 pages.
10 Mar. 1970
1345 Paper on autoguiders. A copy of a paper by Redman entitled 'Autoguider Problem', 16 February 1971, detailing his research into this subject for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
8 pages.
1971
1346 Paper on autoguider status. A copy of a paper entitled 'Autoguider Status', 13 April 1971, listing the functions to be performed by the Cassegrain system.
2 pages.
1971
1347 Papers on Cassegrain Guiding Systems. A copy of a paper by P.N. Hill entitled 'AAT Cassegrain Guiding Systems', 9 August 1971, with handwritten amendments by Redman in the margins.
4 pages.
1971
1348 Specification for A & G units. A copy of the 'Specification for Cassegrain Acquisition and Guiding Units', Contract No. AAT. 11, dated 10 July 1972 on the front, with an accompanying note to Redman from P. Gillingham, 12 July 1972, asking for his comments.
1 binder.
July 1972
1349 Papers on the A & G system. An undated paper on the Anglo-Australian Telescope Acquisition and Guidance System, with handwritten notes by Redman.
24 pages.
1970–1971
1350 A & G cost estimate. An undated estimate of the cost of 'A. and G. [Acquisition and Guidance] Facilities', revising figures since February 1970.
2 pages.
1351 Paper on photoelectric guiding. An undated paper on 'Photoelectric Guiding', also concerning direct photography and spectroscopy.
3 pages.
1352 Notes on photoelectric guiding. An undated preliminary memorandum by Redman on 'Photoelectric Guiding', with further notes in. another hand.
12 pages.
1353 Report on a visit to Hawaii University. A report by R.L. Ford on a visit to the University of Hawaii to examine the computer specifications for an 84-inch telescope that was being constructed there, February 1968. There are also handwritten notes by D.W. Dewhirst.
33 pages.
1968
1354 Computer design study specification. A copy of the preliminary 'Anglo-Australian 150 Inch Telescope. Specification of Computer Design Study - Incorporating a System Evaluation Report' prepared by G.W. Bothwell and T. Wallace, 17 September 1969.
1 binder.
1969
1355 Computer design study specification. A copy of the 'Specification of Computer Design Study' prepared by the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Office, November 1969, with three appendices: Appendix I, 'Auto-guider and Instrumentation'; Appendix II, 'Software Routines'; and Appendix III, 'Algorithms'.
4 binders.
1969
1356 Papers on computers. Copies of a paper entitled 'The Computer System', 22 February 1971, giving details of the recommendations of an Anglo-Australian Telescope design study, and of a paper by S.C.B. Gascoigne entitled 'Proposal for an Acquisition, Guidance and Computer Working Party', 19 February 1971.
15 pages.
1971
1357 Computer system specification. A copy of the 'Specification of Computer System for 150-inch Telescope. Part II - Technical Specification', Contract No. AAT.9, with accompanying typed comments by Redman of 10 August 1971.
1 bundle.
1971
1358 Computer system specification. A copy of the 'Functional Specification of Computer System for 150-inch Telescope (Issue 3A). Part I. Computer Control of the Telescope and Guider', 5 September 1972, with a separate set of 'Diagrams and Schematics'.
2 binders.
1972
1359 Note on computer design. A copy of notes by Redman entitled 'The Computer Problem', 29 September 1972, regarding a meeting held on 26-27 September 1972 to discuss the computer design for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 pages.
1972
1360 Report on the A.A.T. computer system. A copy of a report by C.L. Stephens of Imperial College entitled 'Proposed Functional Specification for the Instrumentation Computer System for the AAT', September 1972.
1 binder.
1972
1361 Computer system specification. A copy of the 'Functional Specification of Computer System for 150-inch Telescope. Part 2. Computer Control of Astronomical Instrumentation', 15 February 1973, with a separate set of 'Diagrams and Schematics'.
2 binders.
1973
1362 Notes on computer specifications. Undated handwritten notes by Redman on the computer specifications for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 pages.
1363 Lists of electrical features. 'Preliminary List of Electrical Facilities on Telescope Tube' and a 'Provisional List of Electrical Controls'.
3 pages.
1968
1364 Memo on horseshoe dimensions. A copy of a memorandum from J.D. Pope to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Manager on 'AAT Horseshoe Dimensions', 24 September 1969.
2 pages.
1969
1365 Spectrographs specifications. A copy of 'Specifications - Cassegrain Spectrograph. 150-Inch Anglo-Australian Telescope', February 1970.
7 pages.
1970
1366 Instrumentation specifications. A copy of 'Specifications of Meteorological and Environmental Instrumentation' by G.W. Bothwell, 27 October 1971.
11 pages.
1971
1367 Paper on the single-channel scanner. A copy of a paper by S.C.B. Gascoigne on the 'Single-Channel Scanner', 18 January 1972.
4 pages.
1972
1368 Proposals for a periscope. A copy of a paper by P.R. Gillingham entitled 'Proposals for Periscope as an Acquisition Aid', 28 January 1972, with notes in pencil added by Redman.
5 pages.
1972
1369 Paper on Acquisition Unit T.V. A copy of a paper on the 'Proposal to View the Instrument Apertures at Cassegrain Focus with the Acquisition Unit Television', 1 February 1972, including notes in pencil by Redman, and a copy of a letter from D.R. Palmer to P.R. Gillingham, 7 January 1972, regarding slit viewing for the I.D. Spectrograph.
5 pages.
1972
1370 Paper on functional specifications. A copy of paper by C.L. Stephens on 'AAT Functional Specifications', and of a paper for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meeting in February 1972 regarding the computer and spectrographs.
9 pages.
1972
1371 Report on polar axis frequency. A copy of a 'Report on the Low Natural Frequency of the Polar Axis Structure'.
16 pages.
1974
1372 Proposals for the Coudé Spectrograph. An undated summary of the proposals for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Coudé Spectrograph.
5 pages.
1373 Paper on the Cassegrain Focus. A copy of an undated annotated paper by B.E.J. Pagel entitled 'Spectrographic Equipment for Cassegrain Focus of AAT'.
17 pages.
1374 Telescope interchange sequence. A copy of the proposed interchange sequence of telescope upper end units.
1 bundle.
1969
1375 Notes on T.V. electronics. Undated handwritten notes by Redman entitled 'TV electronics'.
2 pages.
1376 Paper on telescope design. A paper by Richard Woolley entitled 'Thoughts on the Design of the 150-inch Telescope'.
3 pages.
18 Apr. 1964
1377 Report on a visit to W.R. Lydster. A copy of a report by Hermann Wehner of 5 September 1967 regarding his visit to W.R. Lydster of San Jose, California, to discuss aspects of the design study made by his firm for the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
18 pages.
1967
1378 Report on telescope tube design. A copy of a report by J.D. Pope entitled 'A Preliminary study of the Telescope Tube Design', 15 January 1968.
25 pages.
1968
1379 Report on a visit to D.S.M.A. A report by J.D. Pope and Hermann Wehner of a visit made by them to Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates of Toronto, 26-30 August 1968, to discuss the upper end proposals for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
6 pages.
1968
1380 Report on a visit to Kitt Peak. A copy of a report by J.D. Pope and Hermann Wehner on a visit made by them to the Kitt Peak National Observatory, 3-5 September 1968.
5 pages.
1968
1381 Notes on discussions at K.P.N.O. A copy of notes by M.H. Jeffery of 28 January 1969 on discussions he held at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, 9-10 January 1969.
6 pages.
1969
1382 Memo on recruiting an engineer. A copy of a memorandum to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Manager from J.D. Pope and Hermann Wehner, 17 September 1969, regarding the need to recruit a resident maintenance engineer.
4 pages.
1969
1383 Memo on the need for a craftsman. A copy of a memorandum from J.D. Pope and Hermann Wehner to the Anglo-Australian Telescope Project Manager, 19 September 1969, regarding the need for a craftsman at the A.A.T. Project Group.
3 pages.
1969
1384 Comparison of cost estimates. A copy of a comparison of total cost estimates for the Anglo-Australian Telescope project, 23 July 1970, comparing estimates for March-June 1970.
2 pages.
1970
1385 Report on the commissioning year. A copy of a draft report by Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne entitled 'AAT Commissioning Year', giving details of the programme of work for that year, 15 February 1973, with accompanying written notes by Redman.
8 pages.
1973
1386 Memo on telescope time. A copy of a memorandum from M. Beard to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 16 March 1973, regarding time allocation on the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 page.
1973
1387 Schedule for Commissioning Year. A copy of a report by S.C.B. Gascoigne entitled 'Schedule for Commissioning Year', 19 March 1973, including a list of dates for the delivery of various items.
8 pages.
1973
1388 User's manual. A copy of the first draft of the users' manual for the Anglo-Australian 3.9-metre telescope, November 1973.
1 binder.
1973
1389 Notes on mountings. Annotated, undated 'Notes on Three Types of Mounting being considered for the Proposed Anglo-Australian 150 inch Telescope'.
3 pages.
1390 Notes, graphs and calculations. Notes, graphs and calculations by Redman regarding discussions with various people concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope project and analysing data on the telescope, with a photograph of Omega Cen taken on the A.A.T. by R.V. Willstrop.
1 bundle.
1974
1391 Specification for the 150" Mirror Blank. A copy of the specification from Corning Glass Works for the Anglo-Australian 150" Diameter Solid Fused Silica Mirror Blank, 13 June 1967, including a drawing and a photograph of the 144-inch mirror blank for the European Southern Observatory.
1 bundle.
1967
1392 Specification for the 153" Mirror Blank. A copy of the specification from Corning Glass Works for the Anglo-Australian Telescope 153" Diameter Solid Fused Silica Mirror Blank, 13 June 1967, including drawings. There is also a copy of a report by M. Carpenter, 3 July 1967, of the meeting held between the representatives of Corning Glass and Redman and others on 30 June 1967.
14 pages.
1967
1393 Reports on quartz mirrors. A copy of the status report by Robert J. Sommer, General Electric Company, on the General Electric Fused Quartz Mirrors, 22 May 1967.
22 pages.
1967
1394 Report on the 150" Mirror Blank. A copy of the report by Robert J. Sommer on the General Electric Company's preliminary technical proposal for the 150-inch Diameter Fused Quartz Mirror Blank, 10 July 1967.
1 binder.
1967
1395 Report on mirrors. An undated report by the Lamp Glass Department of the General Electric Company on 'Lightweight and Solid Mirrors'.
1 binder.
1396 Computer design study report. An undated computer design study report for the Anglo-Australian 150-inch telescope by GEC-Elliott Process Automation Ltd, including budget proposals and special hardware data sheets.
1 bundle.
1397 Report by Grubb, Parsons and Co. 'Astronomical & Optical Instruments', Publication No. 9 by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding their manufacturing resources and achievements.
1 volume.
Mar. 1934
1398 Extracts from the G.P. contract. Extracts from the Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd contract for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, 1969, relating to the technical specifications and specification revisions for the mirror support system. There is also a copy of a letter from D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd to H.C. Minnett, 7 April 1970, regarding his suggestions.
1 binder.
1970
1399 Report on secondary mirrors. A copy of a 'Feasibility Study for Methods for Providing Axial Support for the Secondary Mirrors of the 150" Anglo Australian Telescope' by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, July 1970. There is a pencil note on the cover by Redman stating that it will not be used.
13 pages.
1970
1400 Report on mirror cell tests. A copy of a report by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, 11 October 1972, regarding the Anglo-Australian Telescope primary mirror cell tests with dummy mirror, including a series of graphs and calculations resulting from the tests.
1 binder.
1972
1401 Tests reports on the mercury band. Test reports on 'Mechanical Tests on Sira Mercury Band', including a comparison of mechanical and optical test results and a report by J. Andrews and P. Smith on 'The Selection of Materials and Manufacture of a Prototype Mercury Girdle'.
1 bundle.
1973
1402 Test report on the primary mirror. A copy of the 'Test Report on Anglo Australian Telescope Primary Mirror', 10 August 1973, including sets of photographs.
1 bundle.
1973
1403 Report on the mercury band. A copy of the report on the 'Fitting and Mechanical Testing of F/8 Mechanically Clamped Mercury Band', March 1974, including three photographs of the fitting of the mirror to the cell.
1 folder.
1974
1404 Report on mercury bands. A copy of the report on the 'Fitting and Testing of Mercury Bands for A.A.T. Secondaries', October 1975, including photographs and spot diagrams.
1 folder.
1975
1404A Report on the primary mirror. A copy of an undated report entitled 'Experiments on Anglo Australian Telescope Primary Mirror in Cell', including photographs.
1 bundle.
1405 Report on secondaries. A copy of an undated report entitled 'Anglo Australian Secondaries', which records the optical tests and results obtained on the secondary mirror manufactured by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, with sets of photographs of mirror tests.
1 bundle.
1406 Test report for the primary mirror. 'Optical Test Report Appendix B' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope 150" Primary Mirror, undated, prepared by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 binder.
1407 Design study for control equipment. A copy of 'Design Study: Phase B', Vols 3 and 4, for the Control Equipment of the Anglo-Australian Telescope by Marconi Radar Systems.
1 bundle.
Nov. 1970
1408 Compilation of discussion topics. 'Brief Compilation of the Topics Discussed at the Owens-Illinois Technical Center', part of the 'Research Seminars Series for 1964'.
1 volume.
1964
1409 Compilation of discussion topics. 'Brief Compilation of the Topics Discussed at the Owens-Illinois Technical Center', part of the 'Research Seminars Series for 1965'.
1 volume.
1965
1410 Paper material for optical uses. 'Transparent Zero-Expansion Materials for Optical Uses' by Dr C.L. Babcock, a paper presented at the New England Section of the Optical Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts, 19 May 1966. This printed version was produced by Owens-Illinois.
1 binder.
1966
1411 Paper on glass ceramic microstructures. 'Microstructures Developed in Crystallized Glass-Ceramics' by R.H. Redwine and M.A. Conrad, a paper presented by Dr Redwine at the Third International Symposium on Materials at the University of California, 16 June 1966. This printed version was produced by Owens-Illinois.
1 binder.
1966
1412 Paper on Cer-Vit materials. A paper entitled 'Technical Background on "Cer-Vit" materials' issued by Owens-Illinois, 6 December 1967.
4 pages.
1967
1413 Contract for the mirror blank. A copy of the contract between the Science Research Council and Owens-Illinois for 'The Manufacture, Testing, Packing and Delivery of a Mirror Blank for the 150 inch Optical Telescope', 23 May 1968.
13 pages.
1968
1414 Papers on the optics blank. Papers produced by Owens-Illinois for a press day on 25 June 1969 for the 'Cer-Vit' optics blank for the 158-inch Chilean telescope, which was to be cast on that day. The material includes the press releases, photographs and other papers concerning how the telescope will be used, the casting process, and the quality of the Cer-Vit material. There is also a booklet and a volume on the Kitt Peak National Observatory and a booklet concerning the Natural Science Foundation, Washington D.C.
1 bundle.
1969
1415 Test results for the mirror blank. A 'Photographic Record' of the Inspection Test Results for the Anglo-Australian Telescope Mirror Blank, with handwritten notes by Redman on discussions he had with D.S. Brown of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd in August 1969 regarding the mirror blank.
1 binder.
1969
1416 Mirror blank inspection data. A copy of the final inspection data for the mirror blanks for the Anglo-Australian 150-inch telescope.
2 binders.
1969
1417 Mirror blank specification. A copy of the undated Owens-Illnois specification for the mirror blank for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
4 pages.
1418 Paper on the 41-inch mirror. An undated paper by Richard C. Monnier entitled 'The Fabrication of a 41" Mirror from CER-VIT Low Expansion Material'.
16 pages.
1419 Booklet on CER-VIT Material. A booklet regarding the Owens-Illinois CER-VIT Material, giving details of its properties and prospective uses.
1 booklet.
circa 1968
1420 Papers on CER-VIT materials. Publicity material from Owens-Illinois entitled 'New Developments', containing data on CER-VIT materials and their properties.
1 folder.
circa 1964-circa 1967
1421 Article on the 150-inch Telescope. An article by D.R. Crawford entitled 'The Kitt Peak 150-inch Telescope', reprinted from 'Sky and Telescope', Vol. XXIX, No. 5, May 1965.
1 booklet.
1965
1422 Article on the 84-inch telescope dome. An article by A.A. Hoag and Kelly Cook entitled 'Microthermal Measurements at the Slit of the 84-inch Telescope Dome', regarding the telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, reprinted from 'Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific', Vol. 79, No. 470, October 1967, pp. 490-492.
1 booklet.
1967
1423 Report on the primary mirror. A copy of a report by E.T. Pearson entitled 'Proposed Back Supports for the KPNO [Kitt Peak National Observatory] 150" Telescope Primary'.
50 pages.
1967
1424 Report on the prime focus instrumentation unit. A copy of a report from the Kitt Peak National Observatory entitled the 'Prime Focus Instrumentation Unit - Tentative Design Precepts', with comments in pencil added by Redman.
47 pages.
1968
1425 Specifications for aluminizing chambers. A copy of the specifications for the aluminizing chambers for 150-inch telescopes by the Kitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, 3 February 1969.
21 pages.
1969
1426 Report on the 150-inch Telescope. An undated report by D.L. Crawford on 'The Kitt Peak 150-inch Telescope'.
1 binder.
1427 Telescope design order. An undated flow chart of the design order for the Kitt Peak National Observatory 150-inch telescope, with a list of 'Milestones'.
10 pages.
1428 Bulletin on Mount Kobau Observatory. A copy of Bulletin No. 3 of the Mount Kobau National Observatory, Canada, April 1968, with a technical review of the Phase I Study Report for the Queen Elizabeth II Telescope at Mount Kobau and comments on this report.
1 bundle.
1968
1429 Paper on the 40" Cross Axis Telescope. 'Description and Specifications for 40" Cross Axis Telescope. Mount Stromlo Observatory', undated.
5 pages.
1430 Booklet on the 74-inch telescope. A booklet by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on the 74-inch Reflecting Telescope of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, reprinted from 'The Engineer', September 1938.
1 booklet.
circa 1938
1431 Paper on optical effects of gravity. 'Tables for the Determination of the Optical Effects of Gravity on Radially Supported Telescopic Mirrors' by Richard B. Nelson, with the cooperation of H.H. Bleich.
1 volume.
July 1968
1432 Paper on paraboloidal shell deformations. 'Deformations of Shallow Paraboloidal Shells of Non-uniform Thickness' by Richard B. Nelson.
1 volume.
1968
1433 Russian articles on telescopes. A translation from Russian of an article by Ya. B. Vyatskin and others entitled 'The Model of the Big Telescope on an Altazimuth Mounting', and of an article entitled 'A Telescope with a 6-Metre Mirror' by B.K. Ioannisiani. There are also reproductions of photographs.
1 bundle.
1971
1434 Report of P.I.L.O.T. A copy of the first report to the Astronomy Policy and Grants Committee from P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes), November 1968, including the panel's terms of reference. There is also a paper by S.C.B. Gascoigne entitled 'Remarks on Instrumentation and the Pilot Report', and an anonymous paper entitled 'Photoelectric Guiding - Preliminary Memoranda'.
1 bundle.
1968
1435 Papers on P.I.L.O.T. Papers prepared by P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on various subjects, including the Anglo-Australian Telescope and the Cassegrain Spectrograph.
1 bundle.
1970
1436 Papers of the P.I.L.O.T. meeting. Agenda and papers for the twentieth meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) held on 8 January 1971, with subsequent reports on the Anglo-Australian Telescope Computer.
21 pages.
1971
1437 Papers of the P.I.L.O.T. meeting. Agenda and documents for the twenty-second meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on 19 March 1971, including the minutes of the previous meeting of 2 February 1971, and a progress report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 bundle.
1971
1438 Report on spectophotometry and detectors. 'Interim report of the Working Group on Spectophotometry and Detectors' by P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes).
1 binder.
1971
1439 Papers of the P.I.L.O.T. meeting. Agenda and documents for the twenty-third meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on 9 July 1971, including a paper by Dr Reddish, with comments by Redman, on the Anglo-Australian Telescope Astronomical Working Party.
1 bundle.
1971
1440 Papers of the P.I.L.O.T. meeting. Agenda and documents for a combined meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) and the Large Telescope Users Panel held on 1 February 1973, with brief handwritten notes on the meeting by Redman.
1 bundle.
1973
1441 Papers of the P.I.L.O.T. meeting. Agenda and documents for the thirty-second meeting of P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) on 18 September 1973, concerned predominantly with the reports by working groups on the Northern Hemisphere Observatory instrumentation.
1 bundle.
1973
1442 Report on A.A.T. instrumentation. A copy of a report by P.I.L.O.T. (Panel on Instrumentation for Large Optical Telescopes) prepared for the Astronomy Space and Radio Board, 2 July 1974, regarding Anglo-Australian Telescope instrumentation.
39 pages.
1974
1443 Drawing of the guiding breech. Drawing No. 2002 of the Newtonian guiding breech piece for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1444 Drawing of the Coudé spectrograph. Drawing No. 2003 of the Coudé spectrograph for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1445 Drawing of the double slide plate carrier. Drawing No. 2038 of the double slide plate carrier for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1446 Optical diagram of the third Cassegrain. Drawing No. 2148, an optical diagram for the proposed third Cassegrain for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1447 Drawing of the reflector dome and building. Drawing No. 2980 of the arrangement of the reflector dome and building for the proposed Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1934
1448 Drawing of the sectional arrangement. Drawing No. 3029 of the sectional arrangement of the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1935
1449 Drawing of the dome and telescope. Drawing No. 3030 of the arrangement of the telescope in the dome for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector, based on Toronto.
1 sheet.
1935
1450 Drawing of the declination axis and holding. Drawing No. 3157 of the declination axis and holding in rings for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1938
1451 Drawing of the declination axis and holding. Drawing No. 3157 of the declination axis and holding in rings for bearings for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1938
1452 Drawing of the list and silvering gear. Drawing No. 3182 of the proposed lift and silvering gear for the main mirror for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1453 Drawing of the correcting lens and focusing gear. Drawing No. 3191 of the arrangement of the correcting lens and focusing gear for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1454 Drawing of the correcting lens and focusing gear. A revised version of Drawing No. 3191 of the arrangement of the correcting lens and focusing gear for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1455 Drawing of observing floor supports. Drawing No. 3198, a plan of the observing floor supports for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1456 Drawing of the double slide plate carrier. Drawing No. 3252 of the arrangement of the double slide plate carrier for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1457 Drawing of observing carriage. Drawing No. 3299 of the proposed observing carriage for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1458 Drawing of the lift and silvering gear. Drawing No. 3314 of the arrangement of the lift and the silvering gear for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1938
1459 Drawing of the dome arrangement. Drawing No. 3327 of the arrangement of the Pretoria 74-inch reflector in the telescope dome.
1 sheet.
1937
1460 Drawing of the mounting and focusing gear. Drawing No. 3332 of the arrangement of the Cassegrain mirror mounting and focusing gear for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1937
1461 Drawing of the mirror mounting. Drawing No. 3409 of the arrangement of the Newtonian mirror mounting for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1937
1462 Drawing of the balance weight. Drawing No. 3449 of the balance weight to replace the spectrograph in the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1937
1463 Drawing of the focussing gear. Drawing No. 3512 of the arrangement of the Cassegrain focussing gear for the 12-inch diameter F62 mirror for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector, undated.
1 sheet.
1464 Drawing of the R.A. Drive. Drawing No. O.W.158 of the diagrammatic arrangement of the proposed Right Ascension Drive for the Pretoria 74-inch reflector.
1 sheet.
1936
1465 Drawing of the dome building. Drawing No. 200B-4 of the dome building for the Palomar 200-inch telescope.
1 sheet.
1937
1466 Drawing of the declination axis. Drawing No. 4720, Sheet 1, of the section through the declination axis of the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
1 sheet.
1949
1467 Drawing of the polar axis. Drawing No. 4746, Sheet 1, of the arrangement of the upper bearing of the polar axis of the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
1 sheet.
1948
1468 Drawing of the polar axis. Drawing No. 4766, Sheet 2, of details of the polar axis of the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
1 sheet.
1948
1469 Drawing of the crosshead. Drawing No. 4766, Sheet 3, of the details of the crosshead of the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
1 sheet.
1948
1470 Drawing of the R.A. clamp and gearwheel. Drawing No. 4898, Sheet 1, of the arrangement of the right ascension clamp and right ascension quick motion gearwheel for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1471 Drawing of the gearbox. Drawing No. 4898, Sheet 8, of the sub. assembly of the gearbox for the right ascension clamp of the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1472 Drawing of the mirror mounting. Drawing No. 4923 of the arrangement of the main mirror mounting for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1473 Drawing of the sectional arrangement. Drawing No. 5347 of the sectional arrangement of the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1474 Drawing of the gearbox and clutch. Drawing No. 5350, Sheet 1, of the gearbox and clutch - right ascension quick motion for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1475 Drawing of the gearbox and clutch. Drawing No. 5350, Sheet 2, of the gearbox and clutch - right ascension quick motion for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1476 Drawing of the mirror mounting. Drawing No. 5360, Sheet 1, of the arrangement of the Newtonian mirror mounting for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1477 Drawing of the driving circle. Drawing No. 5267, Sheet 1, of the arrangement and details of the driving circle rim and hub for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1478 Drawing for the 74-inch reflector. Drawing No. 5368, Sheet 1, of the arrangement of the crosshead end casing, declination quick motion gear and balance weights for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1479 Drawing of the polar axis. Drawing No. 5371 of the details of the lower stand for the polar axis of the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1480 Drawing of the polar axis and clamp. Drawing No. 5449 of the arrangement of the lower end of the polar axis and right ascension clamp for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1481 Drawing of the gearplate. Drawing No. 5451, Sheet 1, of the arrangement of the gearplate for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1482 Drawing of the gearplate. Drawing No. 5451, Sheet 2, of the arrangement of the gearplate for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1483 Drawing of the gearplate. Drawing No. 5451, Sheet 3, of the arrangement of the gearplate for the 74-inch reflecting telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1484 Drawing of the telescope arrangement. Drawing No. 5456 of the preliminary arrangement of the 74-inch reflecting telescope in the building at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, undated.
1 sheet.
1485 Drawing of the dome and elevation. Drawing No. A-E-1 of the preliminary design of the dome section and elevation for the 150-inch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
1 sheet.
1964
1486 Drawing of floor plans. Drawing No. 2043 KD-20 of the preliminary building layout for the 150-inch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, showing the observing and mezzanine floor plans.
1 sheet.
1964
1487 Drawing of the telescope assembly. Drawing No. L-5601 of the telescope assembly for the 150-inch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
1 sheet.
1964
1488 Drawing of the optical layout. Drawing No. 2043-K-D 5 of the preliminary optical layout for the 150-inch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
1 sheet.
1964
1489 Drawing of the P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. -E of the P.E.R.T. (Performance/Programme Elevation Review Technique) Chart for the 150-inch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
1 sheet.
1967
1490 Plans of Siding Spring. A drawing of the site plan for the initial layout of the Siding Spring Observatory.
1 sheet.
1965
1491 P.E.R.T. diagram. Drawing No. 01-001-1, a P.E.R.T. (Performance/Programme Elevation Review Technique) diagram.
1 sheet.
1967
1492 P.E.R.T. diagram. Drawing No. 01-001-2, a P.E.R.T. (Performance/Programme Elevation Review Technique) diagram.
1 sheet.
1967
1493 Drawing of the A.A.T. site. Drawing No. 01-002-01 of the site location for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1494 Plan of Siding Spring Observatory. Drawing No. 01-003-01, a plan of the Siding Spring Observatory.
1 sheet.
1967
1495 Plan of Siding Spring Observatory. Drawing No. 01-003-02, a plan of the Siding Spring Observatory.
1 sheet.
1967
1496 Drawing of the light shield. Drawing No. 02-006-1 of the preliminary light shield arrangement for the f/8 and f/15 Cassegrain for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1497 Drawing of the telescope tube. Drawing No. 02-010-1 of the preliminary telescope tube upper end assembly (Arrangement B) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1498 Drawing of the telescope tube. Drawing No. 02-011-1 of the preliminary telescope tube upper end assembly (Arrangement C) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1499 Drawing of the mirror flat. Drawing No. 02-008-1 of the mounting of the third Coudé mirror flat for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1500 Drawing of the light shield. Drawing No. 02-007-1 of the preliminary light shield arrangement for the Anglo-Australian Telescope using interchangeable shields for f/8 and f/15.
1 sheet.
1967
1501 Drawing of the telescope tube. Drawing No. 02-009-1 of the preliminary telescope tube upper end alternatives for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1502 Drawing of the telescope tube. Drawing No. 02-009-2 of the preliminary telescope tube upper end alternatives for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1503 Drawing of the light shield. Drawing No. 02-009-2 of the preliminary telescope tube upper end alternatives for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1504 Drawing of the modified tube. Drawing No. 02-013-1 of the proposal for the modified tube in the Kitt Peak mounting for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1505 Drawing of the centre section. Drawing No. 02-014-1 of the proposal for the modification to the centre section of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1506 P.E.R.T. Charts. Draft P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique) Charts for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, one signed by R. Harris, 17 November 1967.
3 sheets.
1967
1507 Drawing on changing correcting plates. Drawing No. 02-015-1 of the proposals for the method of changing the correcting plates on the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1508 Drawing of the telescope tube. Drawing No. 02-016-6 of the telescope tube upper end assembly (Arrangement E) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1967
1509 Drawing of Kitt Peak. Drawing No. 05-001-01 of the general elevation and section of the building and dome at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, copied from KPNO A-E-10.
1 sheet.
1967
1510 Drawing of the vertical interchange. Drawing No. 83/1 of the proposed arrangement of the vertical interchange for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1511 Drawing on optical alignment. A drawing of the proposal for the optical alignment of large reflecting telescopes by means of laser beam.
1 sheet.
1968
1512 P.E.R.T. Chart. A P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique) Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1513 Drawing of Cassegrain dimensions. Drawing No. 03-006 of the Cassegrain focus light paths and sky baffle dimensions for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1514 Drawing of the mirror support. Drawing No. 03-023 of the proposed primary mirror radial push/pull support (Scheme 2) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1515 Drawing of the mirror lifting plug. Drawing No. 03-024 of the proposal for the primary mirror lifting plug for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1516 Drawings of the mirror side supports. Drawing Nos A, B, C, D and E of the proposed primary mirror side supports for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
4 sheets.
1968
1517 Drawing of the end ring focusing. Drawing No. 03-019 of a proposal for the end ring focusing for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1518 Drawing of the mirror cell assembly. Drawing No. 03-025 of the primary mirror cell assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 sheets.
1968
1519 Drawing of the primary mirror cell. Drawing No. 03-025A of the revised structure of the primary mirror cell for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1520 Drawing of the vacuum support system. Drawing No. 044, a diagram of the proposed vacuum support system for the secondary mirrors and Coudé flat for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1521 A.A.T. site plan. Drawing No. 77 of the proposed site plan (Site 7A) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1522 Drawing of the primary mirror blank. Drawing No. 153 of the primary mirror blank dimensions for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1523 Drawing of the flat mirrors. Drawing No. 154 of the blank dimensions of the secondary and Coudé flat mirrors.
1 sheet.
1968
1524 Drawing of the interchange system. Drawing No. 154 of the blank dimensions of the secondary and Coudé flat mirrors.
1 sheet.
1968
1525 Drawing of the tube access platform. Drawing of the tube access platform.
1 sheet.
1968
1526 A.A.T. site plan. The layout plan, Alternative I, for the site of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1527 A.A.T. site plan. The layout plan, Alternative II, for the site of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1528 A.A.T. site plan. The layout plan, Alternative III, for the site of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1968
1529 Drawing of the dome insulation. Figure 1 of the dome insulation for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1530 Drawing of the dome insulation. Figure 1, Issue B, of the dome insulation for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1531 Drawing of the dome main ventilation. Figure 2, Issue C, of the dome main ventilation for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1532 Drawing of the dome skin ventilation. Figure 3, Issue B, of the dome skin ventilation for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1533 Drawing of air conditioning. Figure 4, Issue B, of the air conditioning in the ancillary areas and a tentative scheme for the controlling spectrograph rooms in the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1534 Drawing of the auxiliary ventilation. Figure 5, Issue B, of the auxiliary ventilation for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1535 Drawing of the water and brine systems. Figure 6, Issue B, of the hot water and chilled brine systems for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1536 Drawing of the vertical interchange. Drawing No. 83/1 of the proposed arrangement of the vertical interchange for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1537 Drawing of the stowage units. Drawing No. 85 of the proposed stowage fixture top end units for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1538 Drawing of the lifting attachment units. Drawing No. 87 of the lifting attachment top end units for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1539 Drawing of the clamping mechanism. Drawing No. 93 of the proposal for the end ring clamping mechanism for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1540 P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. 96, a P.E.R.T. [Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique] Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1541 Drawing of the A.A.T. arrangement. Drawing No. 160 of the general arrangement for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1542 Drawing of the A.A.T. general assembly. Drawing No. 161 of the general assembly of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1543 Drawing of the A.A.T. layout. Drawing No. 163/2 of the proposed layout of the main floor and Coudé spectrographs of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1544 Drawing of the ground floor. Drawing No. 8/C of the preliminary layout of the ground floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1545 Drawing of the office floor. Drawing No. 9/C of the preliminary layout of the office floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1546 Drawing of the office floor. Drawing No. 9/D of the preliminary layout of the office floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1547 Drawing of the aluminizing floor. Drawing No. 10/B of the preliminary layout of the aluminizing floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1548 Drawing of the service floor. Drawing No. 11/B of the preliminary layout of the service floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1549 Drawing of the main floor. Drawing No. 12/B of the preliminary layout of the main floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1550 Drawing of the maintenance floor. Drawing No. 13/C of the preliminary layout of the maintenance floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1551 Drawing of the console floor. Drawing No. 14/C of the preliminary layout of the console floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1552 Drawing of the A.A.T. sections. Drawing No. 20 of the North-South Section and East-West Section of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1553 Main floor-line diagram. Drawing No. 21, the main floor-line diagram of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1554 Drawing of elevations. Drawing No. 22 of the elevations for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
circa 1969
1555 Drawing of darkroom facilities. Drawing No. 189/1 of the proposed modifications to the layout of darkroom facilities (office floor) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1556 Drawing of the telescope assembly. Drawing No. 161/2 of the general assembly of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1557 Drawing of the telescope assembly. Drawing No. 160/2 of the general arrangement of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1558 Drawing of the main floor. Drawing No. 194/1 of the proposed modifications to the main floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1559 Drawing of the A.A.T. building. Drawing No. 195/1 of the modifications and sections of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1560 Drawing of the 150-inch spectrograph. Drawing No. M/3328/C of the proposed 150-inch Cassegrain spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1561 Drawing of the access road. Drawing No. 231 of improvements to the mountain access road for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1562 Drawing of the mirror cells. Drawing No. 303 of proposed modifications to the secondary mirror cells of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1563 Drawing of rotator and guider units. Drawing No. 308 of the proposed Cassegrain instrument rotator and guider units for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1564 P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. 96/1, a P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique) Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1565 Drawing of seal proposals. Drawing No. 326/1 of the building/dome seals proposals for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1566 Drawing of the rotator and guider units. Drawing No. 308/2 of the proposed Cassegrain instrument rotator and guider units for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1567 Drawing of the P.F. corrector lenses. Drawing No. 331 of the housing details for the prime focus corrector lenses for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1568 Drawing of the ground floor plant. Drawing No. 338/1 of the plant on the ground floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1969
1569 Drawing of the Cassegrain spectrograph. Drawing No. D-33314, the proposal drawing for the optical diagram of the Cassegrain spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1570 Drawing of the darkroom facilities. Drawing No. 358/1 of the proposed modifications to the darkroom facilities for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1571 Drawing of the acquisition and guiding heads. Drawing No. 374/1, an isometric view of the cases for the acquisition and guiding heads for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1572 Drawing of the focus-guiding unit. Drawing No. 371 of Proposal No. 2 for the Cassegrain focus-guiding unit for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1573 P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. 96/4, a P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique) Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1969
1574 Drawing of the Coudé optics. A drawing of the proposed Coudé optics for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1575 Drawing of the Coudé spectrograph optics. Drawing No. 379 of the Coudé spectrograph optics for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1576 Drawing of the basic optical data. Drawing No. 4/6 of the basic optical data for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1577 Drawing of the single channel scanner. Drawing No. M/B of the alternative proposal for the single channel scanner for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1578 P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. 96/5, a preliminary P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique) Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1579 Drawing of the hatch and loading bay. Drawing No. 539/1 of sections through the hatch and loading bay of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1971
1580 Drawing of the corrector lens housing. Drawing No. 360/2 of the housing details for the prime focus corrector lenses of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1581 Drawing of the corrector lens housing. Drawing No. 361/3 of the housing details for the prime focus corrector lenses of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1582 Drawing of the optical arrangement. Drawing No. 386/3 of the proposed optical arrangement for the 600mm acquisition telescope for the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 sheet.
1969
1583 Drawing of the mechanical arrangement. Drawing No. 595 of the mechanical arrangement for the proposed acquisition telescope for the Anglo-Australian Telescope project.
1 sheet.
1971
1584 Drawing of the A.A.T. arrangement. Drawing No. 160/3 of the general arrangement of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1585 P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. 96/6, a P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique) Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1586 Drawing of the camera and guider assembly. Drawing No. 652/1 of the prime focus camera and guider assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 sheets.
1971
1587 Drawing concerning the probe shadow area. Drawing No. 709/1 of the proposed rearrangement to reduce the probe shadow area of the prime focus camera and guider assembly of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1588 Drawing of the 10-inch plate holder. Drawing No. 387/2 of the assembly of the 10-inch square plate holder for the prime focus camera and guider assembly of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1589 Drawing of the camera and guider assembly. Drawing No. 642/1 of the prime focus camera and guider assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 sheets.
1971
1590 Drawing of the square plate holder. Drawing No. 387/2 of the assembly of the 10-inch square plate holder for the prime focus camera and guider assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1591 Drawing of the square plate holder. Drawing No. 387/2 of the assembly of the 10-inch square plate holder for the prime focus camera and guider assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1592 Drawing of the square plate holder. Drawing No. 390/2 of the assembly of the 10-inch square plate holder for the prime focus camera and guider assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1593 Drawing of the plate holder body. Drawing No. 388/2 of the plate holder body for the prime focus camera and guider assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1594 Control cabinets list. Drawing No. M3121050, a drawing and document list for the control cabinets for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1595 Drawing of the dome control cabinet. Drawing No. W3121041 of the control cabinet for the dome or windscreens of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 sheets.
1971
1596 Drawing of the control cabinet circuit diagram. Drawing No. W3121042, the circuit diagram for the control cabinet for the dome and windscreens of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 sheets.
1971
1597 Circuit component list. Drawing No. W3121042, the circuit component list for the control cabinet for the dome or windscreens of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
11 sheets.
1971
1598 Drawing of the drives control cabinet. Drawing No. W3121043 of the main drives control cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 sheets.
circa 1970
1599 Control cabinet circuit diagram. Drawing No. W3121044, the circuit diagram for the main drive control cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 sheets.
circa 1970
1600 Circuit component list. Drawing No. W3121044, the circuit component list for the main drive control cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
8 sheets.
1971
1601 Drawing of the rate generator cabinet. Drawing No. W3121045 of the rate generator cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 sheets.
1971
1602 Diagram of control system. Drawing No. SK1787822, a block diagram of the overall control system for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1603 Drawing of cubicle connections. Drawing No. SK1787795 of the cubicle connections (rate processor cubicle) for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
circa 1970
1604 Circuit component list. Drawing No. W3121046, the circuit component list for the rate generator cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 sheets.
1971
1605 Drawing of the re-transmission servo cabinet. Drawing No. W3121047 of the dome and windscreens re-transmission servo cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
3 sheets.
1971
1606 Circuit diagram for the re-transmission servo cabinet. Drawing No. W3121048, a circuit diagram for the dome and windscreen re-transmission servo cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
2 sheets.
1971
1607 Circuit component list. Drawing No. W3121048, the circuit component list for the dome and windscreens re-transmission servo cabinet for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
6 sheets.
1971
1608 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1100. Drawing No. W3121000, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1100. Filter Board', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1609 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1101. Drawing No. W3121001, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1101. Mixing Stage', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope'.
1 sheet.
1970
1610 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1102. Drawing No. W3121002, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1102. Coincident Pulse Separator (2 Circuits)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1611 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1103. Drawing No. W3121003, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1103. Divide by Five and Decimal Rate Multiplier', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1612 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1104. Drawing No. W3121004. 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1104. 20 Stage Reversible Synchronous Binary Counter', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1613 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1105. Drawing No. W3121005, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1105. 9 Digit Latched Gating Unit (2 Circuits)' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1614 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1106. Drawing No. W3121006, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1106. Scan and Trail Timer', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1615 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1107. Drawing No. W3121007, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1107, Digital to Analogue Converter', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1616 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1108. Drawing No. W3121008, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1108. Decimal Up/Down Counter', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1617 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1109. Drawing No. W3121009, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1109. Rate Generator Output Stages. North-South & West-East Motions', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1618 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1110. Drawing No. W3121010, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1110. Phase Sensitive Rectifier', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1619 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1111. Drawing No. W3121011, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1111. Fine Channel (Dome Main Servo Amp)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1620 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1112. Drawing No. W3121012, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1112. Fine Channel (W/S Main Servo Amp)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1621 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1113. Drawing No. W3121013, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1113. Coarse Channel (Dome Main Servo Ampr.)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1622 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1114. Drawing No. W3121014, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1114. Coarse Channel (W/S Main Servo Amp)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1623 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1115. Drawing No. W3121015, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1115. Acceleration Limit', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1624 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1116. Drawing No. W3121016, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1116. Direction Signal Power Gates for Binary Up/Down Counter (2 Circuits)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1625 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1117. Drawing No. W3121017, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1117. Modified Gating Unit (2 Circuits)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1626 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1118. Drawing No. W3121018, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1118. D/A [Digital to Analogue] Converter For Re-transmission Servo', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1627 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1120. Drawing No. W3121020, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1120. Secant Correction P.C.B.', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1628 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1121. Drawing No. W3121021, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1121. Instrument Motor Output Amplifier PCB', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1629 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1122. Drawing No. W3121022, Printed Circuit Board Type 1122. Velodyne P.C.B.', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1630 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1123. Drawing No. W3121023, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1123. Interpolation P.C.B.', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1631 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1124. Drawing No. W3121024, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1124. Integrator Stage', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1632 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1125. Drawing No. W3121025, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1125. B.C.D. Encoder', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1633 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1126. Drawing No. W3121026, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1126. Binary to B.C.D. Encoder + Shift Register', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1634 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1127. Drawing No. W3121027, 'Printed Circuit Board Type 1127. Current Control Board', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1635 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1128. Drawing No. W3121028, 'Printed Circuit Board 1128. Gate Control P.C.B.', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1636 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1129. Drawing No. W3121029, 'Printed Circuit Board 1129. Power Failure Detection Board', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1637 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1130. Drawing No. W3121030, 'Printed Circuit Board 1130. Regeneration Control Board', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1638 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1131. Drawing No. W3121031, 'Printed Circuit Board 1131. Thyristor Firing Circuits', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1639 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1132. Drawing No. W3121032, 'Printed Circuit Board 1132. D.C. Thyristor Firing Circuit (2 Circuits)', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1640 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1133. Drawing No. W3123033, 'Printed Circuit Board 1133. Speed Protection Board', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1641 Drawing of P.C.B. Type 1134. Drawing No. W3121034, 'Printed Circuit Board 1134. Code Weighing Converter', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1642 Block diagram. Drawing No. W3121049, 'Block Diagram. Rate Generator Peripherals', for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1643 Drawing of the gap set gearbox. Drawing No. W3019291 of the gap set re-transmission gearbox, scheme 1, for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1644 Drawing of the gap set gearbox. Drawing No. W3019292 of the gap set gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1645 Drawing of the gap set gearbox. Drawing No. W3019293 of the gap set gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1646 Drawing of the gap set gearbox. Drawing No. W3019294 of the gap set gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1647 Drawing of the anti-backlash gear. Drawing No. W3019305 of the anti-backlash gear for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1648 Drawing of the dome gearbox. Drawing No. W3019295 of the dome re-transmission gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1649 Drawing of the dome gearbox. Drawing No. W3019296 of the dome re-transmission gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1650 Drawing of the dome gearbox. Drawing No. W3019297 of the dome re-transmission gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1651 Drawing of the anti-backlash gear. Drawing No. W3019298 of the anti-backlash gear for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1652 Drawing of the windscreen gearbox. Drawing No. W3019301 of the windscreen re-transmission gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1653 Drawing of the windscreen gearbox. Drawing No. W3019302 of the windscreen re-transmission gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1654 Drawing of the windscreen gearbox. Drawing No. W3019303 of the windscreen re-transmission gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1655 Drawing of the windscreen gearbox. Drawing No. W3019304 of the windscreen re-transmission gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1656 Drawing of the RA/HA time gearbox. Drawing No. W3019299 of the right ascension/hour angle time gearbox for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1657 A.A.T. site and location plans. Drawing No. 806, site and location plans for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1658 Drawing of the aluminizing floor. Drawing No. 807, a plan of the aluminizing floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1972
1659 Drawing of the aluminizing floor. Drawing No. 808 of the hydraulics, electrical and air conditioning layouts of the aluminizing floor of the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1972
1660 Drawing of the mirror blanks. Drawing No. 809 of the mirror blanks for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1661 P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. 96/7, a P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review) Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1662 Site erection resources chart. Drawing No. 675/2, a resources chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope site erection.
1 sheet.
1971
1663 Drawing of the A & U unit. Drawing No. 680/2, an isometric view of the cases of the acquisition and guiding unit for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1971
1664 Drawing of the guiding unit. Drawing No. 681 of the experimental slide system of the Cassegrain guiding unit for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1970
1665 Drawing of the acquisition unit proposal. Drawing No. 682 of the acquisition unit proposal for the Cassegrain focus for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
circa 1972
1666 Drawing of the guiding unit proposal. Drawing No. 683 of the guiding unit proposal for the Cassegrain focus for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (Sheet 1 of 2 only).
1 sheet.
circa 1972
1667 Drawing of the focus control proposal. Drawing No. 721/2 of the focus control proposal using invar wire, for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1668 Drawing of the sidereal frequency converter. Drawing No. 805/1 of the phase locked sidereal frequency converter for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1669 Drawing of the time system. Drawing No. 752/3 of the observatory timing system configuration for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1670 Drawing of the timing system. Drawing No. 815/1 of the pulse processing and output buffering for the time system for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1671 Drawing of the Cassegrain cage door. Drawing No. 770/2 of the Cassegrain cage door assembly for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (Sheet 1 of 2 only).
1 sheet.
1972
1672 Drawing of the Cassegrain cage. Drawing No. 821/1 of the general assembly of the Cassegrain cage for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1673 Drawing of the Cassegrain cage. Drawing No. 828/1 of the electronic cubicles of the Cassegrain cage for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1674 Drawing of the Cassegrain cage. Drawing No. 672/2 of the section through the Cassegrain cage for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, showing cable 'wrap ups'.
1 sheet.
1972
1675 Drawing of the Hartmann Camera. Drawing No. 372/2 of the Hartmann Camera for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (Sheet 1 of 3 only).
1 sheet.
1972
1676 Drawing of the field eye piece. Drawing No. 750/1 of the proposed prime focus field eye piece for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1677 Drawing of the knife test arrangement. Drawing No. 772 of the knife test arrangement for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1678 Drawing of the grating cell mounting. Drawing No. 778/2 of the grating cell mounting for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1679 Drawing of the camera plateholder. Drawing No. 699/1, a plan of the 130-inch camera plateholder for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1680 Drawing of the 130-inch camera. Drawing No. 695/2 of the 130-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1681 Drawing of the grating cell mounting. Drawing No. 777/1 of the general assembly of the grating cell mounting for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1682 Drawing of the grating cells. Drawing No. 798/1 of the proposed monorail to interchange grating cells on the Coudé spectrograph for the main floor of Coudé Room 1 in the Anglo-Australian Telescope building.
1 sheet.
1972
1683 Drawing of camera frame and locators. Drawing No. 738/1 of the frame and frame locators of the 30-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1684 Drawing of the camera support structure. Drawing No. 784/1 of the support structure of the 30-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1685 Drawing of the camera ram. Drawing No. 785/1 of the support structure lifting ram of the 30-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1686 Drawing of the camera plateholder. Drawing No. 701/2 of the 130-inch camera plateholder for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1687 Drawing of the grating cell hoist. Drawing No. 810/1 of the grating cell transfer hoist for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1688 Drawing of the grating cell hoist. Drawing No. 814/1 of the storage cabinet for the grating cells for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1689 Drawing of the slit viewer and autoguider. Drawing No. 787/1 of the prism assembly - slit viewer and autoguider for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1690 Drawing of the grating cell. Drawing No. 705/2 of the grating cell for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1691 Drawing of the camera plateholder. Drawing No. 779/2 of the plateholder of the 130-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1692 Drawing of the collimator mirror cell. Drawing No. 692/3 of the collimator mirror cell for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1693 Drawing of the collimator plinth. Drawing No. 690/3 of the collimator plinth for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1694 Drawing of the collimator mounting. Drawing No. 691/3 of the collimator mounting for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1695 Drawing of the camera mirror. Drawing No. 693/3 of the general assembly of the 130-inch camera mirror for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1696 Drawing of the camera mirror. Drawing No. 694/3 of the 130-inch camera mirror for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1697 Drawing of the 130-inch camera. Drawing No. 696/4 of the 130-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 drawing.
1973
1698 Drawing of the 130-inch camera. Drawing No. 697/3 of the 130-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1699 Drawing of the camera plateholder. Drawing No. 698/3 of the 130-inch camera plateholder for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1700 Drawing of the camera plateholder. Drawing No. 700/3 of the 130-inch camera plateholder for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1701 Drawing of the camera mirror suspension. Drawing No. 857/1 of the mirror suspension of the 130-inch camera suspension for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1702 Drawing of the camera plateholder. Drawing No. 702/3 of the 30-inch camera corrector plateholder and plateholder details for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1972
1703 Drawing of the camera mirror. Drawing No. 925/1 of the 30-inch camera mirror for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1704 Drawing of the collimator mirror. Drawing No. 923/1 of the collimator mirror for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1705 Drawing of the camera corrector plate. Drawing No. 926/1 of the 30-inch camera corrector plate for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1706 Drawing of the image rotator prism. Drawing No. 927/1 of the image rotator prism for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1707 Drawing of the slit jaws. Drawing No. 929/1 of the slit jaws for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1708 Drawing of the filter mounting. Drawing No. 934/1 of the filter mounting for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1709 Drawing of the widener mounting plate. Drawing No. 935/2 of the widener mounting plate for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1710 Drawing of the slit viewer. Drawing No. 936/1 of the slit viewer for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1711 Drawing of the rotator mounting plate. Drawing No. 940/1 of the rotator mounting plate for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1712 Drawing of the spectrum widener. Drawing No. 788/2 of the spectrum widener for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1713 Drawing of the camera mirror. Drawing No. 924/2 of the 130-inch camera mirror for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1714 Drawing of the comparison prisms. Drawing No. 790/2 of the comparison prisms for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1715 Drawing of the comparison system. Drawing No. 792/2 of the comparison system for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1716 Drawing of the comparison system. Drawing No. 791/2 of the layout of the comparison system for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1717 Drawing of the mirror cell and mounting. Drawing No. 958 of the revised camera II mirror cell and mounting for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1718 Drawing of the slit housing. Drawing No. 959/1 of the slit housing for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1719 Drawing of the mirror cell and mounting. Drawing No. 704/3 of the camera mirror cell and mounting of the 30-inch camera mirror cell for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1720 Drawing of the 30-inch camera. Drawing No. 781/2 of the general assembly plan for the 30-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1721 Drawing of the general assembly elevations. Drawing No. 782/2 of general assembly elevations of the 30-inch camera for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1722 Drawing of the calibration slit mounting. Drawing No. 933/3 of the calibration slit mounting for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1723 Drawing of the G.A. Instrument. Drawing No. 937/2 of 'G.A. [General Assembly] Instrument - Mounting Bench' for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1724 Drawing of the exposure meter. Drawing No. 962/1 of the exposure meter for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1725 Drawing of the calibration system. Drawing No. 793/2 of the calibration system layout for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1726 Drawing of the calibration system light source. Drawing No. 794/2 of the light source of the calibration system for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1727 Drawing of the calibration system light source. Drawing No. 789/4 of the entrance slit for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1728 Drawing of the optical elements. Drawing No. 868/2 of the general assembly optical elements for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1729 Drawing of the calibration slits. Drawing No. 972/1 of the calibration slits for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1730 Drawing of the image rotator. Drawing No. 786/3 of the image rotator for the Coudé spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1731 P.E.R.T. Chart. Drawing No. 1007/1, a P.E.R.T. (Performance-Programme Elevation Review Technique) Chart for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1973
1732 A.A.T. site program. 'Phase II Site Program 1974' for the Anglo-Australian Telescope by Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd.
1 sheet.
1974
1733 Drawing of sky baffles. Drawing No. W.SK.68 of the arrangements of the sky baffles for the Cassegrain reflector for the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
1 sheet.
1964
1734 Scheme for the 150-inch telescope. An undated drawing of the scheme for the 150-inch telescope (the Anglo-Australian Telescope).
1 sheet.
1735 Design of the 150-inch telescope. An undated drawing of the proposed design of the 150-inch telescope at Kitt Peak (the Anglo-Australian Telescope).
1 sheet.
1736 Scheme for the 150-inch telescope. An undated drawing of the scheme for the 150-inch telescope on polar disc mounting (the Anglo-Australian Telescope).
1 drawing.
1737 Scheme for the 150-inch telescope. An undated drawing of the scheme for the 150-inch telescope on Mount Palomar type mounting (the Anglo-Australian Telescope).
1 drawing.
1738 Material regarding the A.A.T. Miscellaneous undated papers by Redman relating to the Anglo-Australian Telescope. There are notes, calculations, graphs and sketches regarding the Coudé focus and the F/ratio of the primary mirror, and two photographs of the horseshoe yoke telescope.
14 pages + 2 photographs.
1739 Estimate of drawings. Estimate of drawings to be supplied by Dilworth, Secord, Meagher and Associates relating to the Anglo-Australian Telescope.
6 pages.
1968
1740 Lists of files. Typed lists giving the location of files concerning the Anglo-Australian Telescope, relating mainly to telescope drawings files.
8 pages.
circa 1973-circa 1974
1741 Arrangement of the N.H.O. telescope. Drawing No. M-001-T of the general arrangement of the proposed 4-metre altazimuth telescope for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 drawing.
1972
1742 Optical diagram of the N.H.O. telescope. Drawing No. M-002-T, a basic optical diagram of the proposed 4-metre altazimuth telescope for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 drawing.
1972
1743 Drawing of the telescope tuber upper end. Drawing No. M-003-T of the section through the telescope tube upper end for the proposed 4-metre altazimuth telescope for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 drawing.
1972
1744 Drawing of the telescope tuber upper end. Drawing No. M-004-T of the section through the telescope tube lower end for the proposed 4-metre altazimuth telescope for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory.
1 drawing.
1972
1745 Drawing of the 36-inch electronics. Drawings of the electronics of a 36-inch telescope, including the solid state control and microphotometer.
10 pages.
1746 Photographs from the Radcliffe Observatory. Sixty-one black and white photographs of the 74-inch reflector and building construction work at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria. Most of the photographs are undated.
1 envelope.
circa 1928-circa 1938
1747 Photographs from the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Five black and white photographs and one picture of the Kitt Peak National Observatory and its telescope. Some of the photographs are dated 1967; the remaining items are undated.
1 envelope.
circa 1967
1748 Photographs from Siding Spring Observatory. Twenty-eight photographs, one picture and one postcard of Siding Spring Observatory, the Anglo-Australian Telescope and related images.
1 envelope.
circa 1961-circa 1973
1749 Miscellaneous photographs. A miscellaneous set of black and white photographs:. Pope, Gascoigne and others during a visit, 18 July 1967, 3 photographs. Mann, Gascoigne, Wehner, Pope and Redman at Corning Plant, Bradford, Pennsylvania, 20 July 1967. 'Helwan mirror. No. 2', undated. CER-VIT Reflective Mirror Blank, 4 undated photographs. 'C101 Electron Micrograph', 2 undated photographs. Russian 6-metre Alt-Azimuth Telescope, undated. 'NGC 2004 (LMC) 5 min. D Plate 45º Z.D. Circle 2" Diameter. 40-inch, f/18', undated.
1 envelope.
circa 1967
1750 Correspondence on the M.N.R.A.S. Correspondence between Redman, H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Inspector of Taxes and others regarding the 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society'.
1 folder.
1949

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