Reference numberRR/8/181
TitleReferee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'On some recent improvements made the mountings of the telescopes at Birr Castle' by Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse
Date27 November 1879
DescriptionRecommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society' with hesitation. Wonders if the Royal Society is the right place for publications relating to machinery, although precedent has been set by an earlier papers relating to William Herschel's reflector and the telescope at Birr Castle. Will leave the decision as to the status of such papers to the President of the Royal Society. If the paper is printed, the illustrations should be reduced in size.

Subject: Applied Sciences, Astronomy

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1880.0006 Vol.171 1880
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8035Airy; Sir; George Biddell (1801 - 1892); astronomer and mathematician1801 - 1892
NA296Parsons; Laurence (1840 - 1908); 4th Earl of Rosse1840 - 1908
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