Harold Spencer Jones Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Papers are in the archives of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at the Cambridge University Library.

Other References: Historical

Broughton, R.P., “The Speeches of Spencer Jones,” Observatory 104, 273-74 (1984) [Letter to the editor].

Forbes, Eric G., A.J. Meadows, &Derek Howse, Greenwich Observatory: The Royal Observatory at Geenwich and Herstmonceux, 1675-1975 (Taylor &Francis, London, 1975).

Howse, Derek, “The Astronomers Royal and the Problem of Longitude,” Antiquarian Horology 21, 43-51 (Autumn 1993).

Hoyle, Fred, Home is Where the Wind Blows: Chapters from a Cosmologist’s Life (University Science Books, 1994).

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

Lovell, Sir Bernard, “The Royal Society, the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Astronomer Royal,” Royal Society of London Notes and Records 48, 283-297 (1994).

Meadows, A.J., Greenwich Observatory: The Royal Observatory at Greenwich and Herstmonceux, 1675-1975, vol. 2: Recent History (1936-1975) (Taylor &Francis, London, 1975).

Parker, Chas, “Castle in the Sky — The Story of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux”
http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/int_info/history.htm

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Other References: Scientific

Spencer Jones, Harold, “Determination of the Elements of the Moon’s Orbit, the Parallactic Inequality and the Moon's Semidiameter from Occultations of Stars by the Moon Observed at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, in the years 1880 to 1922,” Annals of the Cape Observatory 8, 8.1-8.47 (1909) .

Spencer Jones, Harold, “Radial Velocity Determinations including a Spectroscopic Determination of the Constant of Aberration, the Orbits of 13 Spectroscopic Binary Stars, and the Radial Velocities of 434 Stars,” Annals of the Cape Observatory 10, 8.1-8.246 (1911) .

Spencer Jones, H., “Stars, Motions and Distances, The Proper Motions of the Brighter Stars within 17° of the Pole, Considered in Relation to their Spectral Type, MNRAS 74, 168-200 (1914).

Jones, H.S., “The Absorption of Light in Space,” MNRAS 75, 4-16 (1914).

Jones, H.S. &C.R. Davidson, “Total Eclipse of the Sun, 1914 August 21. Preliminary Account of the Observations Made at Minsk, Russia, MNRAS 75, 125-34 (1915).

Jones, H.S., “A Preliminary Discussion of Three Years’ Observations Made with the Cookson Floating Zenith-Telescope at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich,” MNRAS 75, 542-48 (1915).

Jones, H.S., “Note on the Reduction of Latitude Variation Observations,” MNRAS 80, 157-62 (1919).

Jones, H.Spencer, “A Determination of the Photographic Magnitude Scale of the North Polar Sequence,” MNRAS 82, 21-34 (1921).

Jones, H.Spencer, “The Theory of Astronomical Interferometer Measurements,” MNRAS 82, 513-34 (1922).

Jones, H.Spencer, “The Moon’s Mean Longitude, Longitudes of Perigee and Node, Semidiameter and Parallactic Inequality Derived from Occultations of Stars Observed at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1880-1922,” MNRAS 85, 11-35 (1924).

Jones, H.Spencer, “The Mean Motions of the Moon’s Perigee and Node and the Ellipticity of the Earth’s Figure,” MNRAS 85, 36-37 (1924).

Spencer Jones, H. &J. Halm, “Orbital Elements of Mars, Derived from Cape Heliometer Observations, 1899-1924,”MNRAS 85, 853-58 (1925).

Spencer Jones, H., “Determination of the Solar Parallax from Observations of Mars Secured by the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, near the Opposition of 1924. I. Photographic Observations. MNRAS 85, 832-44 (1925). II. Heliometer Observations,” MNRAS 85, 845-53 (1925).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “Results of Meridian Observations Made at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, in the Years 1918-1925,” Annals of the Cape Observatory 13, 2.1-2.114 (1925).

Spencer Jones, Harold, Proper Motions of Stars Contained in the Cape Fundamental Catalogues of 1846 Stars for the Equinox 1900 (H. M. Stationery Off., London, 1925).

Spencer Jones, H., “Note on the Secular Motion of the Pole,” MNRAS 86, 338-41 (1926).

Spencer Jones, H., “Discussion of the Greenwich observations of the sun, 1836-1923,” MNRAS 86, 426-39 (1926).

Spencer Jones, H., “The Rotation of the Earth,” MNRAS 87, 4-31 (1926).

Spencer Jones, H., “A Spectroscopic Determination of the Constant of Aberration,” MNRAS 87, 528-32 (1927).

Spencer Jones, H., “Note on the Mass of Venus Deduced from Cape Observations of Mars,” MNRAS 87, 602-05 (1927).

Spencer Jones, Harold, Catalogue of 4569 Stars from Observations with the Reversible Transit Circle Made at the Royal Observatory (H. M. Stationery Off., London, 1928).

Spencer Jones, H., “The System of Procyon,” MNRAS 88, 403-41 (1928).

Spencer Jones, H. &J.W. Jackson, “Observations of Eros at the Opposition 1930-31,” MNRAS 90, 190-98 (1929).

Spencer Jones, H. &J.W. Jackson, “Stellar Parallaxes Determined Photographically at the Cape Observatory (Second List),” MNRAS 90, 724-27 (1930).

Spencer Jones, H., “Observations of (433) Eros at the Opposition 1930-31,” Astronomical Journal 40, 117-19 (1930).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The Spectrum of Nova Pictoris, 1925,” Annals of the Cape Observatory 10, pt. 9 (H.M. Stationery Off., London, 1931).

Spencer Jones, H., “Eros, The Observations of, 1930-31. Notes on Methods of Reduction and Publication of Results,” MNRAS 92, 12-18 (1931).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “Discussion of Observations of Occultations of Stars by the Moon, 1672-1908, Being a Revision of Newcomb’s “Researches on the Motion of the Moon, part II”,” Annals of the Cape Observatory 13, pt. 3 (H.M. Stationery Off., London, 1932).

Spencer Jones, H., “The Spectrum of Nova Pictoris (1925), 1931-32” MNRAS 92, 728-30 (1932).

Spencer Jones, H., “The Mean Motions of the Lunar Perigee and Node and the Figure of the Moon” MNRAS 97, 406-09 (1937).

Spencer Jones, H., “The Determination of the Constant of Nutation from the Greenwich Latitude Variation Observations” MNRAS 98, 440-47 (1938) and 99, 211 (1939).

Spencer Jones, Harold, The Earth as a Clock, Being the Halley Lecture Delivered on 5 June 1939 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK, 1939).

Spencer Jones, H., “Some Problems of Meridian Astronomy,” MNRAS 99, 424-34 (1939).

Spencer Jones, H., “The Rotation of the Earth, and the Secular Accelerations of the Sun, Moon and Planets,” MNRAS 99, 541-58 (1939).

Spencer Jones, H. & J. Jackson, Catalogue of 20554 Faint Stars in the Cape Astrographic Zone –40 deg. to –52 deg. For the Equinox of 1900.0 Giving Positions, Precessions, Proper Motions and Photographic Magnitudes (Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1939).

Spencer Jones, H., “ On the suitability of Eros for the Accurate Determination of the Solar Parallax,” MNRAS 100, 422-34 (1940).

Spencer Jones, Harold, Discussion of Observations of Occultations of Stars by the Moon, 1672-1908, Being a Revision of Newcomb’s “Researches on the Motion of the Moon, part II” (H. M. Stationery Off., London, 1932).

Spencer Jones, Harold, Stellar Parallaxes (1st series) Determined in the Years 1926-1930, (H. M. Stationery Off., London, 1935).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The Determination of the Constant of Nutation from the Greenwich Latitude Variation Observations,” MNRAS 98, 440-47 (1938) and 99, 211-16 (1939).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The Tidal Effect on the Variation of Latitude at Greenwich,” MNRAS 99, 196-98 (1939).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The Solar Parallax and the Mass of the Moon from Observations of Eros at the Opposition of 1931,” Memoirs Royal Astron. Soc. 76, pt. 2, 11-66 (1941).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The Solar Parallax: A Coordinated International Measure of a Fundamental Constant,” Observatory 64, 99-104 (1941) [reprinted in Shapley, Harlow, ed., Source Book in Astronomy 1900-1950 (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1960), 88-92.

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The Structure of the Universe,” in Dingle, Herbert, ed., A Century of Science, 1851-1951 (Hutchinson's Scientific and Technical Publications, London, 1951), 153-68.

Spencer Jones, H., “Greenwich Meridian Observations,” Astronomical Journal 59, 49-51 (1954).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “Dimensions and Rotation,” in Gerald P. Kuiper, ed., The Earth as a Planet (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1954), 1-41.

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Other Works: Popularizations, Fiction, Texts, etc.

Spencer Jones, H., General Astronomy (E. Arnold &Co., London, 1922, 1934, 1951).

Spencer Jones, H., Worlds without End (English Universities Press, London; Macmillan, NY, 1935).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “Greenwich Sets the World'’s Time, ” Popular Astronomy 52, 399-402 (1944).

Spencer Jones, H. John Couch Adams and the Discovery of Neptune (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1947).

Spencer Jones, Harold, Life on Other Worlds (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1940, 1952, 1959).

Barlow, Crossley William Crosby, George Hartley Bryan, &Harold Spencer Jones, Elementary Mathematical Astronomy (University Tutorial Press Ltd., London, 1944).

Spencer Jones, Sir Harold, The Royal Observatory Greenwich (Longman Green &Co., London, 1943, 1944, 1946).

Spencer Jones, Harold, John Couch Adams and the Discovery of Neptune (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1947).

“Isaac Newton Observatory: Memoranda Addressed to the President and Council of the Royal Society” MNRAS 107, 11-19 (1947).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The Development of Navigation,” Pop. Astr. 56, 263-66 (1948).

Spencer Jones, Harold, “The New Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux,” Pop. Astr. 58, 479-82 (1950).

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