Digital Resources

This page provides links for people to find useful resources for promoting the SHA or for research purposes.

  1. A Powerpoint presentation that can be used to introduce the SHA to an audience, provided by Geoff King

SHA_Intro

2. Links to digital sources of Astronomical History put together by Daniel Bélteki


Digitised collections relating to observatories:

Royal Greenwich Observatory papers via the Cambridge Digital Library – https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/longitude

[Within this collection:Papers of the Board of Longitude – https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/rgo14 & https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/nmm_mss/1

Papers of Nevil Maskelyne – https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/rgo4

Papers of John Pond – https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/rgo5

Papers of George Biddell Airy – https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/rgo6/1

Transit of Venus 1874 Papers – https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/tov

Lady Huggins Observatory Book – https://repository.wellesley.edu/…/wellesley%3A4552/pages

Digital Collections of the Paris Observatory – https://bibnum.obspm.fr/collections/

Leiden observatory – https://digitalcollections.universiteitleiden.nl/…/1889150

Project Phaedra notebooks relating to the Harvard College Observatory – https://library.cfa.harvard.edu/project-phaedra-finding-aid

Lick Observatory Collection at UC Santa Cruz Library – https://digitalcollections.library.ucsc.edu/col…/tx31qn116

Lowell Observatory (digital collection via Arizona Memory project) – https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/…/p17220coll1!loaselect/

Allegheny Observatory – https://digital.library.pitt.edu/…/allegheny…

David Dunlap Observatory Scrapbook – https://archive.org/details/ddobook00astr/mode/2up

David Dunlap Observatory Logbooks – http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/AALibrary/ddologbooks.html

Observatory photo collections:Yerkes Observatory (Photographic Archive) – http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu/browse-yerkes.html

Goodsell Observatory – https://apps.carleton.edu/…/history/goodsell-photos/ ; and https://contentdm.carleton.edu/…/searchterm/observatory

Georgetown College/University Observatory (digital collection images) – https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/discover ; (finding aid) https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/…/10822/1047407

Creighton Observatory (3 documents and 20 images) – http://cdm16272.contentdm.oclc.org/…/obser…/order/nosort

University of Alabama – http://acumen.lib.ua.edu/search/all/observatory?page=1…

US Naval Observatory (images from digital collections) – https://www.history.navy.mil/…/history/nhhc/search.html… & https://www.usno.navy.mil/…/historical-images-search

Laws Observatory (University of Missouri) – https://muarchives.missouri.edu/…/LawsObse…/general.html

McKim Observatory – https://palni.contentdm.oclc.org/…/searchterm/observatory

Shattuck Observatory [Type in ‘shattuck observatory’ into the search field]- https://libarchive.dartmouth.edu/…/observa…/order/nosort

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory – https://siarchives.si.edu/…/smithsonian-astrophysical…

Ricard Observatory (Santa Clara University): https://content.scu.edu/…/searchterm/observatory/page/1

Harvard College Observatory – https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/…/4018/digital_only

The Image Archive of Hamburg Observatory – https://plate-archive.hs.uni-hamburg.de/…/53-image…

ETH Zurich Image Archive – https://ba.e-pics.ethz.ch/login/welcome.jspx?es=1

Institutions/Societies:

Bureau des longitudes project – http://bdl.ahp-numerique.fr/

Canadian Astronomical Society Newsletter Collection – https://casca.ca/?page_id=4770

Netherlands Geodetic Commission – https://digitalcollections.universiteitleiden.nl/…/1889153

Individuals:The Newton Project – http://www.newtonproject.ox.ac.uk/

Thomas Harriot Online – https://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/…/scientific…/harriot

Bond Family Papers (Harvard College Observatory) – https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/…/7480/digital_only

George Ellery Hale Papers – https://digital.archives.caltech.edu/hale/

The correspondence of Adolphe Quetelet – http://quetelet.oma.be/

The Correspondence of Tycho Brahe (505 letters) – http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/…

The complete correspondence of Carl Friedrich Gauß – https://gauss.adw-goe.de/

The works of Johannes Kepler – https://kepler.badw.de/kepler-digital.html

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) Project – https://ptolemaeus.badw.de/start

National Edition of Galileo’s Works (including correspondence) – https://galileoteca.museogalileo.it/GTConsult/?lang=en

Diaries of Otto J. Klotz (1866-1923) – https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/…/Pages/collectionsearch.aspx…

Edwin Powell Hubble Papers (Huntington Library) [only photographs] – https://hdl.huntington.org/…/Hubble,%20Edwin…/mode/exact

The Papers of George Boole – http://georgeboole.ucc.ie/?page=4

H.G van de Sande Bakhuyzen – https://digitalcollections.universiteitleiden.nl/…/1889158

Frederik Kaiser – https://digitalcollections.universiteitleiden.nl/…/1889150

Antonie Pannekoek’s political correspondence – https://www.aaap.be/Pages/Pannekoek-Letters.html

Bernhard Schmidt Archive – https://plate-archive.hs.uni-hamburg.de/index.php/en/?id=51

Papers of Grote Reber https://www.nrao.edu/archives/reber-finding-aid

Georges Lemaître Archives – https://archives.uclouvain.be/items/browse?collection=43

Papers of Karl G. Jansky (photographs only) – https://www.nrao.edu/archives/collections/show/44

Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan and his audio interviews with radio astronomers (audio and transcripts available online) – https://www.nrao.edu/archives/sullivan-individuals-listing

Daniel Kirkwood papers – http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/findingaids/view…

The films of Andrew Ellicott Douglass – https://arizona.aviaryplatform.com/collections/1336

Rare Books & Manuscript Collections:

Rare Book Collection at the Vienna Observatory – https://www.univie.ac.at/hwastro/

Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI) – https://ismi.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/

Qatar Digital Library (Astronomical Works to 1800) – https://www.qdl.qa/en/search/site/…

Harvard Library Islamic Heritage Project – https://library.harvard.edu/coll…/islamic-heritage-project

Astronomie-rara (Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule, Zürich & Deutsches Museums, München) – https://astronomie-rara.ethbib.ethz.ch/

Mixed and Miscellaneous:

American Philosophical Society Digital Library [search for terms ‘astronomy’ and ‘observatory’] – https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/…/search/dc.type%3A%28text%29

American Institute of Physics Digital Collections – https://repository.aip.org/

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Archives (various documents) – https://www.rasc.ca/national-archives

Schiaparelli’s researches on Mars [ITALIAN] – http://www.brera.inaf.it/MARTE/marte.htm

Marius-Portal (about Simon Marius, 1573-1624) [Letters will be added to the site in 2024] – https://www.simon-marius.net/index.php?lang=en&menu=3

NASA History Books – https://history.nasa.gov/books_sort_SP.html

Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond (Library of Congress) – https://www.loc.gov/…/finding…/about-this-collection/

British Library Add MS 89442 Lewis of Caerleon, collected astronomical and mathematical works – http://access.bl.uk/…/ark:/81055/vdc_100108506588.0x000001

Christianus Prolianus’s Astronomia – http://luna.manchester.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/7w3l33

Doc Ewen: The Horn, HI, and Other Events in US Radio Astronomy – https://www.nrao.edu/archives/static/Ewen/ewen.shtml