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Astronomy

This series of notes written by James Dinwiddie focuses on astronomy. Dinwiddie discusses the properties of the moon and outlines the lunar cycle as well as the phenomenon of comets. He provides a list of well known astronomers and their publicati...

Astronomy

In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie focuses on astronomy. He discusses the solar system, sunspots, comets, and the moon. This file consists of one journal.

Cartography

This scientific journal by James Dinwiddie focuses on navigation by stars which is demonstrated through a series of calculations. This file consists of one journal.

Dinwiddie, James, 1765-1815

Curvature of the Earth; Roman History; Aquaducts

These notes written by James Dinwiddie cover several topics including aquaducts, astronomy, and Roman history. In the astronomy notes, Dinwiddie mentions the seasons, the nautical almanac, the equinoxes, and the sun's gravity. This file consi...

Journal of Lectures

These are a series of notes taken by James Dinwiddie between December 22, 1808 and March 11, 1809 from lectures given at the Royal Institution. The topics range from the orbits of the sun and moon to the state of science prior to Isaac Newton to c...

Journal of Lectures

These are a series of notes taken by James Dinwiddie between March 23, 1809 and December 21, 1809 from lectures given at the Royal Institution. The topics range from the electro-chemistry to astronomical systems to botanical taxonomies. This file ...

Lecture 10 - Astronomy

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) focus on astronomy. He mentions the moon and tides as well as eclipses.

Lecture 11

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) note various astronomical systems including the Ptolemaic and Copernican as well as Kepler's, Newton's, and Descartes' theories on planetary motion.

Lecture 13 - Astronomy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie outline a lecture on astronomy. He discusses the various planets and their motion as well as their various measurements (diameter, distance from the sun).

Lecture 2 - Astronomy

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) focus on astronomy including the phases of Venus and movements of the planets and moon.

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie examine a number of topics including ballistics, physics, and astronomy. Dinwiddie discusses the retrograde motion of Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter. He also discusses motion with reference to mili...

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are a series of questions related to astronomy; the notes may be examination papers.

Optics, No. 1-3

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1793 focus on optics. Dinwiddie discusses the properties of various instruments including microscopes, telescopes, and magic lanterns as well as convex and concave lenses.

Orbits

This notebook begun by James Dinwiddie on January 2, 1776 contains his observations on planetary motion. He notes observations on the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon. This file consists of fourteen pages of notes.

Dinwiddie, James, 1765-1815

Planitarium

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 discuss several instruments including planitaria, clocks, and globes.

Planitarium - Globe

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on planitaria, globes, and other topics in astronomy.