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Astronomy -- Observations

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Frank R. Fisher notes

Identifier: Mss 0072
Collection Overview Front cover inscribed "F.R. Fisher. Notes." Frank R. Fisher's "notes" contain observations, drawings, and photographs relating to scientific and technological studies, particularly astronomical observations made while Fisher was a resident in Charleston, S.C. during the 1880s.; Fisher records important discoveries and observations made by various scientists earlier in the century. Fisher's astronomical observations begin in Charleston in 1882 with the sighting of a comet. He also records his...
Dates: 1882-1902

Lewis R. Gibbes papers

Identifier: Mss 0020
Abstract Papers of Lewis R. Gibbes, Professor of mathematics, astronomy, and physics at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, from 1838-1892. Papers include materials relating to Gibbes' studies in France, assorted obituaries, eulogies, and memorials, his published papers and newspaper articles (collected into several scrapbooks) on his scientific work and other topics, assorted Elliott Society of Natural History materials, astronomical charts and calculations, assorted cartes de...
Dates: 1800s-1893, 1937

Halley's Comet Project

Identifier: Mss 0030
Collection Overview In July 1985, Dr. Kubinec published a request in "Sky and Telescope" for recollections of the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1910, and this collections consists primarily of the worldwide response he received.; The collection includes approximately 100 letters, four tape recordings (with duplicate tapes), two books, and a photograph of the Comet taken in Ankara, Turkey, on 4 January, 1986. Also included is documentation of his efforts to prepare kindergarten children to appreciate the...
Dates: 1985-1986