By J.K. Katgert-Merkelijn
The astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992) left in the back of an in depth choice of notes and correspondence, either on his learn and on concerns that involved him in quite a few legitimate capabilities. Upon Oort's loss of life, the gathering used to be augmented through extra own papers, letters, journals, and diaries.
The ensuing assortment kinds a wealthy resource of data on many elements of twentieth-century astronomy, within which Oort performed such an immense position. The medical and private fabric covers the full span of time from Oort's early early life until eventually his loss of life.
To make those papers available to a large circle of clients, the gathering has now been catalogued and defined; the result's offered during this quantity. a reputation index and a topic index were extra to facilitate entry. The stock is followed through a brief biographical caricature, and a few photos, typically with regards to Oort's occupation as a scientist.
the unique papers themselves are archived within the Leiden college Library.
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20 In 1974, the staff of the Observatory had been moved to new offices on the outskirts of Leiden. taking the name 'Observatory' with them; the old buildings were referred to from then on as 'the Old Observatory'. 21 His wife survived him by seven months; Mieke Oon died in June, 1993, also as the result of a fall. xxx 1. ] NOTES ON THE DENSITY LAW AT DIFFERENT GALACfIC LONGITUDES, 1921-1924 Proper motions - J. Schilt - Astrometry Notebook, headed: "Begun: Spring 1921, in Groningen. A detennination of the density law at different galactic longitudes, with a view to Shapley's theory of the "local cluster"".
Errors in the Boss catalogue as used by Sanders. Repeated reductions of all observations done between 23-12-1923 and 24-02-1924. Letters: - J. Jackson to W. W. Dyson to W. ] MrSCELLANEOUS THESrS MATERIAL, 1925-1926 High-velocity stars - Globular clusters a) Notes for sections I to 4; figures and tables. Velocity distribution from transverse velocities (for Chapter III). Lists of stars and data. Notes on globular clusters, with speCUlations on dynamics. Determination of apex and solar velocity and of the distribution of Z.
Meste1, 24-11-1953 e) Second IUTAM-IAU symposium on gas dynamics of the interstellar clouds, Cambridge (UK), July 6-11, 1953. Information for participants. Preliminary communications, listed. Further contributions: - BJ. : A Southern Ha survey. - H. Zanstra: Formation of condensations in gaseous nebulae. Miscellaneous notes on contributions; "Questions to be asked". Lapsed pages of article for Cambridge Symposium: 'Outline of a theory on the origin and acceleration of Interstellar clouds and O-associations' (see also 1954d, 1955e).