Papers of E.M. Lindsay

The E.M. Lindsay papers reflect the lifetime interests and work of Dr E.M. Lindsay. He was Director of the Armagh Observatory from 1937 until 1974, and instrumental in obtaining a secure funding line for the Observatory. Lindsay also founded the Armagh Planetarium in 1968. The papers consist of letters and manuscripts of his major publications on the Milky Way and its neighbour galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, together with a wide range of administrative documents.

Strengths

Provides an insight into the role of Armagh Observatory at a pivotal period in the development of Irish astronomy, both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Lindsay also had many international connections, notably founding the Armagh-Dunsink-Harvard telescope in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and was a key player in both UK and Irish astronomy.

Physical characteristics

5 shelf-metres

Description or Catalogue

Partial itemised typed list.

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1937
1974
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Added by Armagh Observatory | Last updated on: 08 February 2018