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Reference numberCMB/42/2/2
LevelItem
TitleMinutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Astronomy
Date3 April 1833
DescriptionLists as present John William Lubbock, G Peacock, Francis Baily and William Whewell, with the Vice President and Treasurer in the Chair. Notes the proposed candidates for the medal -- Sir J F W Herschel 'On Double stars', Pontecoulant 'on the great inequality of Jupiter and Saturn,' Lubbock 'on the theory of the moon, planetary perturbations and [determination?] of the orbit of planets', Rosenberger 'on the orbit of Halley's comet', three others -- the Committee's resolution to forward the list and ask for each members opinion -- a discussion on subjects 'from which a Prize question for the next Medal might be taken' including determination of lunar inequalities, maps of the moon, and derivative oscillations in relation to the tide -- a request that each member put forth his opinion, 'more especially on the propriety of proposing any question at all'. Inserted p38-9.
Extent3pp
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6578Whewell; William (1794 - 1866)1794 - 1866
NA8060Herschel; Sir; William (1738 - 1822); Astronomer1738 - 1822
NA7010Lubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)1803 - 1865
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