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Lockyer writes: 'In the Bakerian Lecture given last Session I detailed the spectroscopic evidence which in my opinion shows that the various orders of nebulae and stars are produced by the presence and subsequent condensation of meteoric swarms in space, the most uncondensed ones giving rise to the appearances which we term nebulae, the more condensed ones to those which we term stars. Since the lecture was delivered, my assistants and myself have been employed not only in continuing the experiments, but in bringing together and co-ordinating as great a number of recorded observations as possible, along those lines which seemed likely to furnish the most severe tests as to the validity of the conclusions stated in my former communications.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes an envelope containing nine diagrams and photographs relating to spectroscopy.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 22 November 1888. Read 10 January 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 45 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Appendix to the Bakerian lecture, session 1887-88'.

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Joseph Norman Lockyer, Paper, 'Appendix Bakerian: III On the spectra of meteoric swarms in the solar system' by Joseph Norman Lockyer, 1888, PP/13/10, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 18 July 2024

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