Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903
 
 

MAS Archives at Manchester Central Library

The following papers were transferred to the Archives Department in April and November 1978, from the Society's Library, which had been deposited in the Manchester Central Library from 1935. The numbers in brackets are the old accession numbers given when the documents were first deposited in the library. If you require access to any of these documents please Contact Us.

M298/1/1-2 Minutes  
1 British Astronomical Assoc. N.W. Branch  
2 Manchester Astronomical Soc.  
M298/2 Attendance Registers and Lists of Members  
M298/3 Hon. Secretary's Scrapbook  
M298/4/1-6 Scientific Observations, Godlee Observatory  
1 Meteorological Eye Readings, Godlee Observatory, Municipal College of Technology, Manchester.  
2-4 Observatory Log Books  
5 Sun-Spot Ledger  
6 Observatory Reports  
M298/5/1-2 Publications  
1 Journal  
2 Post Tenebras Lux  
M298/6 Miscellaneous  
  75th Anniversary Celebrations  
M298/ British Astronomical Association, North Western Branch,
From Sept. 1903 Manchester Astronomical Society
 
M298/1/1-2 Minutes  
M298/1/1/1-2 British Astronomical Assoc. N.W. Branch  
1 (469) 18 Jan. 1892 - 20 May 1896 Includes note by Thos. Weir, 16 Jan. 1892 about the origin of the Society, and copy letters.  
2 (470) 9 Sept. 1896 - 28 April 1903  
M298/1/2/1-8 Manchester Astronomical Society, formed 18 Sept.1903 by members of the Late N.W. Branch of the British Astronomical Assoc.  
1 (472) 18 Sept. 1903 - 17 Sept. 1909  
2 (473) 6 Oct. 1909 - 5 April 1916  
3 (474) 4 Oct. 1916 - 14 Jan. 1925  
4 (475) 4 Feb. 1925 - 6 June 1931  
5 (734) 7 Oct. 1931 - 25 May 1944  
6 (649) 4 Oct. 1944 - 22 June 1950  
7    
8 (717) 19 Nov 1953 - 25 Jan. 1962  
M298/2/1-4 Attendance Registers and Lists of Members  
1 (468) 10 Mar. 1892 - 2 May 1900  
2 (401) 1 Oct. 1900 - 3 Jan. 1906  
3 (402) 1 Oct. 1906 - 5 April 1916  
4 4 Oct. 1916 - 18 Feb. 1971  
M298/3 Hon. Secretary's Scrapbook (Thomas Weir, Hon.Sec., died 1908)  
(471) 14 Jan. 1892 - 24 Mar. 1899 Circulars, newspaper cuttings and lecture tickets.  
M298/4/1-6 Scientific Observations  
M298/4/1/1-6 Meteorological Eye Readings, Godlee Observatory, Municipal College of Technology, Manchester.  
1 (672) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1927  
2 (673) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1928  
3 (674) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1929  
4 (675) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1930  
5 (676) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1931  
6 (677) 1 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1932  
M298/4/2/1-7 Godlee Observatory Logs (handwritten)  
1 (747) 28 Nov. 1946 - 3 Dec. 1952  
2 28 Nov. 1952 - 24 June 1954  
3 29 June 1954 - 29 Jan. 1957  
4 31 Jan. 1957 - 13 June 1959  
5    
6 17 Jan. 1963 - 27 Apr. 1971  
7 22 Apr. 1971 - 18 Jan. 1973  
M298/4/3/1-23 Godlee Observatory Logs (typed)  
1 (685) 1 July - 30 Dec. 1949  
2 (671) 1 Jan. - 30 June 1950  
3 (716) 1 July - 29 Dec. 1950  
4 (670) 7 Jan. - 29 Dec. 1950 Appendix A. Solar Drawings
5 (663) 1 Jan. - 30 June 1951  
6 (664) 1 July - 30 Dec. 1951  
7 (715) 3 Jan. 1951 - 15 Jan. 1952 Appendix A. Solar Drawings
8 (667) 2 Jan. - 30 June 1952  
9 (668) 1 July - 29 Dec. 1952  
10 (669) 2 Jan. - 15 Dec. 1952 Appendix A. Solar Drawings
11 (686) 1 Jan. - 30 June 1953  
12 (691) 12 July - 31 Dec. 1953  
13 (700) 2 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1954  
14 (701) 6 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1955  
15 (704) 3 Jan. 1953 - 30 Dec. 1955 Appendix A. Solar Drawings
16 (702) 1 Jan. - 30 Dec. 1956  
17 (706) 2 Jan. - 20 Dec. 1956 Appendix A. Solar Drawings
18 (703) 2 Jan. - 30 Dec. 1957  
19 (707) 3 Jan. - 24 Dec. 1957 Appendix A. Solar Drawings
20 (704) 1 Jan. - 27 Dec. 1958  
21 (708) 3 Jan. - 21 Dec. 1959  
22 (709) 3 Jan. 1958 - 4 Dec. 1959 Appendix A. Solar Drawings
23 (714) 5 Jan. - 30 Dec. 1960  
M298/4/4/1-13 J.C. Farrer's Astronomical Logs (typed)  
1 July - Dec. 1949  
2 Jan. - June 1950  
3 July - Dec. 1950  
4 Jan. - June 1951  
5 July - Dec. 1951  
6 Jan. - Dec. 1952  
7 Jan. - June 1953  
8 July - Dec. 1953  
9 Jan. - Dec. 1954  
10 Jan. - June 1955  
11 July - Dec. 1955  
12 Jan. - June 1956  
13 July - Dec. 1956  
M298/4/5 Sun-Spot Ledger, Godlee Observatory  
  2 Jan. 1952 - 21 Apr. 1956  
M298/4/6/1-3 Godlee Observatory Quarterly Reports  
1 (678) Jan. - Dec. 1951  
2 (679) Jan. - Dec. 1952  
3 (680) Jan. - Dec. 1953  
M298/5/1-2 Publications  
M298/5/1 Journal  
(88) 1913 - 1924  
M298/5/2/1-8 Post Tenebras Lux 1 - 4 volumes  
1 (538) Dec. 1942 - Dec. 1949  
2 (651) Feb. 1950 - Feb. 1951  
3 (742) Apr. 1951 - Feb. 1957  
4 (743) Apr. 1957 - Apr. 1964  
5 Sept. 1964 - Dec. 1970  
6 Aug. 1971, Jan. and Nov. 1972, 1974, 1975  
7 June and Dec. 1979, Dec. 1980, Apr. 1981 - Dec.1981  
8 May 1982  
M298/6 Miscellaneous  
M298/6/1/1-5 75th Anniversary Celebrations, 1978  
1 Presidential Lecture of M. Duckworth, F.R.A.S., 17th Oct 1974, published in Oct. 1978 as a history of the Manchester Astronomical Soc., 1903 - 1978.  
2 - 3 Drafts of same  
4 4 Oct. 1978 Newspaper cutting from Manchester Evening News  
5 7 Oct. 1978 Programme and ticket for 75th Anniversary Meeting  
Manchester Central Library

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Godlee view

The view of Manchester from the Godlee Observatory dome

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Godlee telescopes

The twin Godlee Telescopes - the refractor is on the left

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Godlee dome

The Godlee Observatory - after refurbishment

Image © Michael Oates