Herbert Hall Turner Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Some of Turner’s letters are at the History of Science Museum, Oxford and at University College, London, and many are at the Royal Astronomical Society. There is much Tuner-Hale correspondence in the Hale microfilms.

Other References: Historical

Adam, M.G., “The Changing Face of Astronomy in Oxford (1920-1960),” QJRAS 37, 153-79 (1996).

Bellamy, Frank Arthur, “The International Photographic Survey of the Sky,” Cheltenham Examiner, 1909.

Bellamy, F.A. & Ethel F. B., Herbert Hall Turner: A Notice of his Seismological Work (University Observatory, Oxford & The County Press, Newport, Isle of Wight, 1931).

Chinnici, Ileana, La Carte du Ciel: Correspondence inédite conservée dans les archives de l’Observatoire de Paris (Observatoire de Paris, Paris & Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Palermo, 1999).

Dreyer, J. L. E. and H. H. Turner, eds, History of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1820-1920 (Royal Astronomical Society, London, 1923; reprinted by Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1987) [review by G.E. Hale in Ap.J. 62, 65-72 (1925)].

Dyson, F.W., “The Distribution in Space of the Stars in Carrington’s Circumpolar Catalogue,” MNRAS 73, 334-45 (1913) [in a footnote on p. 342 Dyson credits Turner with suggesting the word parsec].

Fotheringham, J.K., “Astronomy in Oxford,” Oxford Magazine, 1930.

Harris, B.J., “Standard Co-ordinates,” Observatory 72, 73-74 (1952).

Higgitt, Rebekah, “Cosmic Diary: Greenwich 1894”

Kidwell, Peggy A., “Women Astronomers in Britain, 1780-1930,” Isis 75, 534-46 (1984).

Turner, Herbert Hall, Miscellaneous Papers of the University Observatory, Oxford, vol. I, 1899-1902, preface, p. 1-9.

Turner, Herbert Hall, “From an Oxford Notebook,” [Delightful notes of travel to the St. Louis Congress of Arts & Sciences,including visits to Harvard, Dudley, Yerkes, Mt. Wilson, and Lick Obsrvatories] Observatory 27, 323-25 (1904); 27, 354-58 (1904); 27, 383-90 (1904); 27, 415-22 (1904); 27, 456-62 (1904); 28, 72-76 (1905) and 28, 115-20 (1905).

Wright, Helen, Explorer of the Universe: A Biography of George Ellery Hale (Dutton, 1966)

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Other References: Scientific

Turner, Herbert Hall, ”Note on Mr. Marth’s ‘intersects’,” MNRAS 46, 157-60 (1886).

Turner, H.H., “Notes on Some Total Solar Eclipses,” Observatory 12, 65 (1889).

Turner, H.H., “The Photographic Chart of the Heavens - II,” Observatory 13, 233-35 (1890).

Turner, H.H., “How to Obtain a Star’s Right Ascension and Declination from a Photograph,” Observatory 16, 373-76 (1893).

Turner, Herbert Hall, ”Preliminary Note on the Reduction of Measures of Photographic Plates,” MNRAS 54, 11-25 (1893).

Turner, H.H., “On the Reduction of Astronomical Photographs,” Observatory 17, 141-42 (1894).

Turner, H.H., “What Shall We Do with our Photographs?” Observatory 17, 257-62 (1894) and 17, 287-91 (1894).

Turner, Herbert Hall, “On the Measurement and Reduction of the Plates for the Astrographic Chart,” MNRAS 55, 102-19 (1895).

Turner, H.H., “Formulae for Converting Measures on a Photographic Plate into R.A. and Decl. ,” Observatory 18, 351-55 (1895).

Turner, H.H., “On Differential Refraction for Photographic Measures,” Astronomical Journal 17, 45-46 (1896).

Tuner, H.H., “Personality in Measurements of Photographs for the Astrographic Catalogue, at the University Observatory, Oxford,” MNRAS 57, 621-29 (1897).

Turner, H.H., “On the Variation of Personal Equation with Stellar Magnitude in Observations made at Cambridge, Berlin, and Greenwich; as Deduced from Measures of Photographic Plates taken at Oxford,” MNRAS 60, 3-12 (1899).

Turner, H.H., “Some Suggestions for the Explicit Use of Direction Cosines or Rectangular Coordinates in Astronomical Computations,” MNRAS 60, 201-10 (1900).

Turner, H.H., “Alleged Rotation of the Spiral Nebula M 51 Canum Venaticorum,” MNRAS 60, 530-31 (1900).

Turner, H.H., “Formulae and Tables for Connecting Coordinates of Stars on Different Photographs, Especially Different Plates of the Astro-graphic Chart,” MNRAS 61, 422-43 (1901).

Turner, Herbert Hall, The Astrographic Chart and Astrographic Methods (Royal Engineers Inst., Chatham, UK, 1903).

Turner, H.H., “On the relative numbers of Star Images photographed in different parts of the Plates for the Oxford portion of the Astrographic Catalogue” MNRAS 62, 434 (1902) and 68, 397-414 (1908).

Turner, H.H., “On the Possible Identity of Nova Geminorum with a Small Star Photographed before the Outburst,” MNRAS 63, 565-70 (1903).

Turner, H.H., “On the Systematic Proper Motions of Bright Stars relatively to Faint Stars in the Oxford Zones (+25° to +31 °),” MNRAS 64, 3-18 (1903).

Turner, H.H., “Preliminary Note on a Method of Photographing the Moon with Surrounding Stars,” MNRAS 64, 19-23 (1903).

Turner, H.H., “On Graphical Methods of determining the Local or Greenwich Time of Sunset at different places within a given region,” MNRAS 64, 193-198 (1904).

Turner, Herbert Hall, Astrographic catalogue 1900-0 Oxford section dec. +24 to +32: from photographs taken and measured at the University observatory, Oxford, under the direction of Herbert Hall Turner, vol. I (1906) – vol. VIII (1913) (University Observatory, Oxford).

Turner, H.H., “On the Classification of Long-period Variable Stars, and a Possible Physical Interpretation,” MNRAS 67, 332-55 (1907).

Turner, H.H., “Note on the number of Faint Stars with large Proper Motions,” MNRAS 69, 57-60 (1908).

Turner, H.H., “Further notes on the Position of the Sun’s Axis of Rotation, as deduced from observations by C.H.F. Peters in the years 1860-1870,” MNRAS 69, 487 (1909).

Turner, H.H., “The determination of differential star places by photographic methods,” MNRAS 72, 91-110 (1911).

Turner, H.H., “ A Proposal for the Comparison of the Magnitude Scales of the Astrographic Catalogue. Sixth Note. The Oxford Magnitudes. With a Preliminary Discussion of the Existence of Obscured Patches in the Sky,” MNRAS 75, 465-83 (1915).

Turner, H.H., “On the Classification of Long-period Variable Stars,” MNRAS 78, 92-113 (1917).

Turner, H.H., “The Movements of the Earth’s Pole. Note on Sir F.W. Dyson’s Analysis,” MNRAS 78, 462-65 (1918).

Turner, H.H., “On the Fifteen-month Periodicity in Earthquake Phenomena,” MNRAS 79, 461-66 (1919).

Turner, H.H., “Note on the 240-Year Period in Chinese Earthquakes in the Light of Dr. Fotheringham’s Paper,” MNRAS 80, 617-19 (1920).

Turner, H.H., “The Long-Period Terms in the growth of Trees,” MNRAS 80, 793-808 (1920).

Turner, H.H., “Note on the Comparison of Trigonometric Parallaxes with Spectroscopic,” MNRAS 81, 354-56 (1921) and 81, 597 (1921).

Turner, H.H., “Note on the Alternation of the Eleven-year Solar Cycle,” MNRAS 85, 467-71 (1925).

Turner, H.H., “On the 4-Year Period in Earthquakes. Second Note ,” Geophysical Supplements to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 1, 226-44 (1925).

Turner, H.H., “On an Unsuccessful Search for the 9.2-Year Magnetic Period in Sunspot Records, with a New Analysis of Those Records Back to 1610,” MNRAS 86, 119-30 (1926).

Turner, H.H., “On the Periodicity of Approximately 21 Minutes in the Recurrence of Earthquakes,” Geophysical Supplements to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2, 58-71 (1928).

Turner, H.H., “ Discontinuities in the Variation of Latitude at Greenwich, 1900–27,” Geophysical Supplements to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2, 259-72 (1930).

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Other Works: Popularizations, History, etc.

Turner, Herbert Hall, “The New Star in Gemini,” Royal Institution Library of Science: Astronomy, 36-46. (lecture delivered 5 June 1903)

Turner, Herbert Hall, “Some Reflections suggested by the Application of Photography to Astronomical Research,” Address at the Congress of Arts and Sciences, St. Louis, Sept. 21, 1904. Observatory 27, 391-99 (1904) and 27, 442-48 (1904).

Turner, H.H., Astronomical Discovery (Edward Arnold, London, 1904; Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1963). [Review by Charles A. Young]

Turner, Herbert Hall, Modern Astronomy: Being Some Account of the Revolution of the Last Quarter of a Century (Constable & Co., Ltd., 1909).

Turner, H.H., Halley’s Comet; An Evening Discourse to the British Association at Their Meeting at Dublin, on Friday, September 4, 1908 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1910).

Turner, Herbert Hall, The Great Star Map, Being a Brief General Account of the International Project Known as the Astrographic Chart (John Murray, London, 1912).

Turner, H.H., A Voyage in Space: A Course of Six Lectures “Adapted to a Juvenile Auditory” Delivered at the Royal Institution at Xmas 1913 (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1915).

Dyson, F.W. & H.H. Turner, “The Commencement of the Astronomical Day,” Observatory 40, 301 (1917).

Turner, Herbert Hall, “Giant Suns,” Scientific Monthly 11, 228-34 (1920). [lecture delivered to the Royal Institution Library of Science 31 Jan 1919]

Turner, Herbert Hall, “The Oldest Astronomers Known,” PASP 41, 291-96 (1929).

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