British University Observatories, 1772-1939

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - History - 533 pages
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Six British university observatories, in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Dublin, Glasgow and London, undertook systematic research between 1772 and 1939. This book relates the history of each observatory from its foundation, through a long era of advances in technology, to 1939 after which everything changed.
 

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Contents

Making Niches Founding the Observatories
13
Working the University Observatories 18201881
87
Developing Research
165
University Observatories and the Opportunities in Astrophysics
219
by Grubb 1898
299
Oxfords Observatories 19011930
319
seismology globe
342
courtesy Museum of the History of Science Oxford
363
British University Observatories and the Wider World 1919
371
Newall at Mount Wilson in 1910
374
Thoughts on How Astronomical Knowledge Advances
429
Bibliography
441
Index
473
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Roger Hutchins, FRAS, as a member of Magdalen College received his B.A. in Modern History from the University of Oxford in 1992, and his D.Phil. in 1999. He was also a Research Associate with and contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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