Cover of Royal Institution Library of Science Astronomy, Vol 1
Category: History
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 75132808
Year: 1970

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THE ROYAL INSTITUTION 
LIBRARY OF SCIENCE

(being the Friday Evening Discourses in Physical Sciences held
at the Royal Institution: 1851-1939)

ASTRONOMY
Volume I
1851 Total Solar Eclipse of 1851, July 28 — G. B. Airy i 
1853 Results of Recent Calculations on the Eclipse of Thales and Eclipses Connected with it— G. B. Airy 8 
1858 Account of the Astronomical Experiment of 1856, on the Peak of TenerifFe — C. Piazzi Smyth . . . 16 
1859 Colours of Shooting Stars and Meteors—John Hall Gladstone ....... 21 
1861 Mr. Warren De la Rues Photographic Eclipse Results — M. Faraday ....... 28 
1864 Physical Aspects of the Moons Surface— James Nasmyth ........ 32 
1865 Latest Discoveries Concerning the Suns Surface — Balfour Stewart ...... 39 
Physical and Chemical Constitution of the Fixed Stars and Nebulae — ^William Huggins .... 42 
1866 The Telescope: its Modern Form, and the Difficulties of its Construction — The Rev. Charles Pritchard 51 
Shooting-stars of the Years 1865-6, and on the Probabi-lity of the Cosmical Theory of their Origin — ^A. S. Herschel ........ 55 
1867 The Sun as a Variable Star — Balfour Stewart . . 61 
Shooting-stars of the Years 1866-67, ^^^ ^^ the Probable Source of Certain Luminous Meteors in the Material Substance of the Zodiacal Light — ^A. S. Herschel ....... 68 
1869 Some Further Results of Spectrum Analysis as Applied to the Heavenly Bodies — William Huggins . . 8i 
Recent Discoveries in Solar Physics Made by Means of the Spectroscope — J. Norman Lockyer . . . 87 
1870 Star-grouping, Star-drift, and Star-mist — Richard A. Proctor ........ 103 
1871 The Recent Solar Eclipse — J. Norman Lockyer 113 
1872 The Eclipse Expedition, 1871 — J. Norman Lockyer 130 
Meteoric Stones — Nevil Story-Maskelyne . . 142 
1873 The Radiation of Heat from the Moon, the Law of its Absorption by our Atmosphere, and its Variation in Amount with her Phases — The Earl of Rosse . 147 
1876 Transit of Venus — The Rev. Stephen Joseph Perry . 153 
1879 The Story of the November Meteors — G. Johnstone Stoney 160 
1880 Photographic Spectra of the Stars — William Huggins 1 72 
1881 Distances of the Stars — Robert S. Ball . . . 185 
1882 On Comets — ^William Huggins . , . , igi 
The Proper Motions of the Stars — R. Grant . . 203 
1883 Some of the Questions Involved in Solar Physics — William Siemens . . . . . . 207 
1884 Recent Researches on the Distances of the Fixed Stars, and Some Future Problems in Sidereal Astronomy — David Gill ....... 214 
1885 The Solar Corona — William Huggins . . . 230 
1886 Photography as an Aid to Astronomy — ^A. A. Common 243 
Universal Time — ^W. H. M. Christie . . . 252 
Telescopic Objectives and Mirrors: their Preparation and Testing — Howard Grubb .... 260 
Recent Researches on Meteorites — J. Dewar . . 280 
1887 The Suns Heat — ^William Thomson . . . 291 
Applications of Photography in Astronomy — David Gill 314 
1889 Meteorites and the History of Stellar Systems — G. H. Darwin ........ 329 
The Solar Surface during the Last Ten Years — The Rev. S. J. Perry ...... 334 
1890 Astronomical Telescopes — ^A. A. Common . . 342 
1891 Recent Total Solar Eclipses — ^Arthur Schuster . . 358 
An Astronomers Work in a Modern Observatory — David Gill ....... 362 
1892 The New Star in Auriga — William Huggins . . 378 
1893 The Recent Solar Eclipse — T. E. Thorpe . . 390 
1894 The Development of the Astronomical Telescope — Howard Grubb ...... 398 
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