Frank Dyson Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Dyson’s papers are in the Royal Greenwich Observatory archives at Cambridge University (index). Dyson’s correspondence with G.E. Hale is in the Hale microfilms.

Other References: Historical

BBC News, “Six Pip Salute,” 5 February 1999

Guardian Unlimited, Special Reports: “With the Astronomer Royal” 30 June 1927

Brück, Herman A., The Story of Astronomy in Edinburgh (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, 1983).

Chandrasekhar, S., “Verifying the Theory of Relativity,” Bull. Atomic Sci. (1976); reprinted in Notes and Records of the Royal Society 30, 249–60 (1976).

Crelinsten, Jeffrey, Einstein’s Jury: The Race to Test Relativity (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 2006).

Dyson, F.W., “The Work of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich,” Observatory, 55, 221-24 (1932).

Earman, John & Clark Glymour, “Relativity and Eclipses: The British Eclipse Expeditions of 1919 and Their Predecessors,” Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences 11, 49-85 (1980).

Forbes, E. G. , A.J. Meadows, & H.D. Howse, Greenwich Observatory: the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and Herstmonceux 1675-1975, volumes 1-3, (Taylor and Francis, London, 1975).

Higgitt, Rebekah, “Cosmic Diary: Greenwich 1894”

Johnson, Peter Jeffrey, The History of the Royal Observatory and Royal Greenwich Observatory (Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, 1987).

Maunder, E. Walter, The Royal Observatory, Greenwich: A Glance at its History and Work (The Religious tract Society, London, 1900).

McCrea, William Hunter, Royal Greenwich Observatory: An Historical Review issued on the occasion of its Tercentenary (HMSO, London, 1975).

McCrea, W.H., “The Royal Observatory and the Study of Gravitation,” Notes and Records of the Royal Society 30, 133–40 (1976).

Meadows, A.J., Greenwich Observatory: The Royal Observatory at Greenwich and Herstmonceux, vol. 2: Recent History 1836-1975 (Taylor & Francis, London, 1975).

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, “Eclipses and Greenwich”

Spencer Jones, Harold, The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (Longmans Green & Co., London, etc., 1944).

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Other References: Scientific

Dyson, F.W., “The Potential of an Anchor Ring,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A 184, 43-95 (1893) and 184, 1041-1106 (1893).

Dyson, F.W. & W.G. Thackeray, “The Effect of Personality in Observations of the Sun’s Right Ascension on the Determination of the Position of the Ecliptic,” MNRAS 54, 415-28 (1894).

Dyson, F.W., “On the Correction of Photographic Measures for Refraction,” Astronomical Journal 15, 150 (1895).

Dyson, F.W., “Photographic Refractions (Reply to Prof. Jacoby’s Note),” Astronomical Journal 16, 101-02 (1896).

Dyson, F.W., “Preliminary Determination of the Wave-lengths of the Hydrogen Lines, derived from Photographs Taken at Ovar at the Eclipse of the Sun, 1900 May 28,” MNRAS 61, A1-A3 (1900).

Dyson, F.W. & W.G. Thackeray, “A Determination of the Constant of Precession and the Direction of the Solar Motion from a Comparison of Groombridge’s Catalogue (1810) with Modern Greenwich Observations,” MNRAS 65, 428-57 (1905).

Dyson, F.W. & E.W. Maunder, “The Position of the Sun’s Axis as Determined on Photographs of the Sun from 1874-1911,” MNRAS 72, 564 (1912) and MNRAS 73, 673-87 (1913).

Dyson, F.W., “Wireless Time Signals,” Observatory 36, 467-71 (1913).

Dyson, F.W., “The Proper Motions of the Stars in Carrington’s Circumpolar Catalogue in Relation to their Spectral Types,” MNRAS 74, 733-44 (1914).

Dyson, F.W. & W.G. Thackeray, “The Mean Parallax of Stars of Different Magnitudes,” MNRAS 77, 7-16 (1916).

Dyson, Frank Watson, “On the Opportunity Afforded by the Eclipse of 1919 May 29 of Verifying Einstein’s Theory of Gravitation,” MNRAS 77, 445-47 (1917).

Dyson, Frank Watson, Arthur Stanley Eddington, & Charles Davidson, “A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun’s Gravitational Field, from Observations Made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919,” Phil. Trans. of the Royal Society 220, 291-333 (1920).

Dyson, Frank Watson, Greenwich Catalogue of Stars for 1910.0. Part I. Fundamental Stars. Part II. Stars in the Zone +24°.0 to +32°.0. From Observations with the Transit Circle Made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1903-1914, under the Direction of Sir Frank Watson Dyson, Astronomer Royal (Neill, Edinburgh, 1920).

Dyson, F.W., “Analysis of the Proper Motions of the Reference Stars in the Greenwich Astrographic Catalogue,” MNRAS 80, 633-35 (1920).

Dyson, Frank, “Star-streaming in the Region Round the North Pole,” MNRAS 82, 19 (1921).

Dyson, F.W., “Greenwich Mean Time,” Observatory, 44, 158-59 (1921).

Dyson, Frank Watson, Observations Made with the Cookson floating Zenith Telescope in the Years 1911-1918 at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, for the Determination of the Variation of Latitude and the constant of Aberration under the Direction of Sir Frank Dyson ... astronomer royal (Neill, Edinburgh, 1921).

Dyson, Frank & W. Bowyer, “Reception of W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] Signals at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich,” MNRAS 82, 193-99 (1922).

Dyson, Frank, & A. C. D. Crommelin, “The Greenwich Observations of the Moon, 1751-1922,” MNRAS 83, 359 (1923).

Dyson, Frank Watson, Observations of Stellar Parallax from Photographs taken and Measured at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, vol. 1 and vol. 2, (H.M. Stationery Off., London, 1925 and 1934).

Dyson, F.W., “A Method for Correcting Series of Parallax Observations,” MNRAS 86, 686-706 (1926).

Dyson, F.W. & R.T. Cullen, “Greenwich Observations of the Sun and the Four Outer Planets, from 1901-1928,” MNRAS 89, 256 (1929).

Dyson, Frank Watson, Photographic Magnitudes of Stars Brighter than 14m.0 in 40 of Kapteyn’s Selected Areas, Determined at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, under the Direction of Sir Frank Dyson (H.M. Stationery Off., London, 1931).

Dyson, F.W. & R.v.d.R. Wooley, Eclipses of the Sun and Moon (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1937).

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Other Works: Popularizations, Textbooks, History, etc.

Dyson, Frank W., “Measurement of the Distances of the Stars,” Observatory 38, 249-54 (1915) and 38, 292-99 (1915) [Halley lecture].

Dyson, F.W., “The Commencement of the Astronomical Day,” Observatory 40, 301-02 (1917).

Dyson, Frank Watson, Astronomy, a Handy Manual for Students and Others (J.M. Dent & Sons, London, 1910 and E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1918).

Dyson, Frank, “The Determination of Stellar Distances,” JRASC 12, 195-201 (1918) [reprinted from Scientia].

Dyson, F.W., “Sixty years of Meridian Astronomy,” Observatory 60, 95-99 (1937).

Dyson, Frank, “Sir William Herschel, 1738-1822,” JRASC 32, 441-46 (1938) [reprinted from Nature].

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