Slide set: Astronomy lecture (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, in/before 1888)

Slide 1
Introduction
Slide 2
Relative sizes of the Sun and Planets
Slide 3
Apparent size of the Sun as visible from the Planets
Slide 4
Telescopic View of Solar Disc
Slide 5
Typical Sun Spot
Slide 6
Zones of Sun Spots
Slide 7
Comparative sizes of the principal Planets
Slide 8**
Phases of an inferior planet
Slide 9
Comparative sizes of Venus and Earth
Slide 10
Telescopic appearances of Venus
Slide 11
Constant inclination of Earth's Axis to the Ecliptic
Slide 12**
The Seasons
Slide 13**
Curvature of the Earth's Surface
Slide 14
Full Moon
Slide 15
The Tides
Slide 16
Lunar Eclipses
Slide 17
Solar Eclipses. 1836 to 1860 (6 views)
Slide 18
Total Solar Eclipse
Slide 19
Views of Solar Prominences
Slide 20
Moon at first quarter
Slide 21

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Slide 22
Triesnecker
Slide 23
Ideal Lunar Landscape
Slide 24
Views of Mars
Slide 25
Comparative sizes of Jupiter and Earth
Slide 26
Comparative sizes of Saturn and Earth
Slide 27
Views of Saturn
Slide 28
View of Saturn
Slide 29
Orbits of the Uranian satellites
Slide 30
Diagram explaining discovery of Neptune
Slide 31**
A 'Shooting Star'
Slide 32
Meteoric Shower
Slide 33
Ring of Meteoric Bodies round the Sun
Slide 34
Great Comet of 1811
Slide 35
Halley's Comet
Slide 36**
Donati's Comet
Slide 37
Coggia's Comet
Slide 38**
The Celestial Sphere, and diurnal motion
Slide 39
The Northern Circumpolar Stars
Slide 40

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Slide 41

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Slide 42**
Part of the constellation 'Gemini,' as seen with a powerful telescope
Slide 43
The Northern 'Milky Way'
Slide 44
Herschel's Theory of the Universe
Slide 45
Multiple System of Stars
Slide 46
Star Clusters
Slide 47
Annular Nebulae
Slide 48
Nebula in Canes Venatici
Slide 49
The great Nebula in Orion
Slide 50
Central part of the Orion Nebula
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Alternative title

The Solar System illustrated: with a glimpse at the stellar universe

Number of slides50
Manufacturer

York & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1889-1914 (item ref. 223)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 8752-8799)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 203)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 325)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of imagephotograph 
Main usage of setlecture 
Date of first manufactureunknown  (latest possible 1888)
Readings or songs

Astronomy (London: York & Son, n.d.)

The Solar System illustrated (London: York & Son, n.d.)

Related slide sets

see generic title Astronomy (generic set title)

see also Astronomy (lecture: York & Son, 300 slides, in/before 1888)

Notes

This set is a selection of slides from the list of 300 shown as the York Astronomy set (Lucerna ID 3000608).

The Riley, Lizars and Wrench catalogues use the title Astronomy lecture, while UKBHU, Wood, Chapman and Ivens, as well as the Indispensable handbook use The Solar System illustrated. The former title may be the original York title, but the latter was in use by at least 1888.

 
Collections

1 slide known to exist in private collection

1 slide in The Hive, Worcester

52 slides in Manchester Museum Collection

1 slide in A.H. Whinfield Collection

Subject keywordscience – astronomy
Lucerna ID no. 3000553

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