Library

Royal Greenwich Observatory

Circa 250,000 plates/prints and an unknown number of printed/manuscript maps. The world1s most comprehensive collection of astronomical data and solar sunspot records. Collection dates from 1675.

Terrestrial mapping includes manuscript logs from Cook's second voyage, and early printed maps in, for example, narratives of voyages of discovery.

Houses the AIRY COLLECTION of rare books (astronomy, navigation, etc.).

Address

Madingley Road CAMBRIDGE CB3 0EZ

Main contact

Technical enquiries to: Dr Robin Catchpole (Plate Librarian)

Telephone number

01223-374000 Exts. 4755, 4786

E-mail address

Website

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1730 Closed between Christmas and New Year.

Access

Primarily for observatory staff. Others on prior application to Librarian only.

Facilities

Photocopying, microfilm and photographic facilities.

Catalogues

Last revision

28-Feb-00

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