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29 October 2007
On October 23, Comet Holmes was a faint comet. A large and very expensive amateur telescope, located far away from light pollution, was required to catch even a glimpse of it...

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29 October 2007
Recently I was contacted by a gentleman researching for a play, set at the end of the 15th Century on a boat and in a port. He was particularly interested in what would have...

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26 October 2007
I have recently been busy cataloguing the papers of Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth (1757-1833).

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23 October 2007
Don't forget that our clocks will return to Greenwich Mean Time this Sunday morning (the 28th of October). This means that we have to turn our clocks backwards one hour......
22 October 2007
For the next two weeks we're conducting market research into what you think about the Caird Library - our facilities and services, what you like about us and what you think...
22 October 2007
It was a pleasure meeting up with COFA (the Caribbean Over Fifties Association) whose members originally come from all around the Caribbean. We went down memory lane with a...

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19 October 2007
Hi my name is Richard Axelby and I’m working as a Caird Research Fellow helping out on the early stages of planning for the Indian Ocean Worlds exhibition.
17 October 2007
This summer, the European Space Agency (ESA) reported that the Northwest (or North West) Passage was completely clear of ice for the first time since records began. A BBC...
15 October 2007
Lloyds A large amount of the Lloyds Register of Ships transcribed online. The Lists are one of the most used items in the Library and can give basic information on a ship,...

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