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Biographical entry Rümker, Christian Carl Ludwig (1788 - 1862)

Born
18 May 1788
Stargard, Germany
Died
21 December 1862
Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

Christian Carl L. Rümker was Astronomer at the Parramatta Observatory, and the first Government Astronomer, New South Wales 1821-23, and 1826-30. He then took up a position as Director of the Hamburg Observatory, Germany 1833-57.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, 1950 - 1959, MS 050; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, c. 1822 - c. 1825, ML MSS 577; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, 1825 - 1845, MS Q569; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, c. 1830 - c. 1849, ML MSS 419/2; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1848 - 1856, MS Q299; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office

  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, 1822 - 1836, CRS C93; National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office. Details
  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, 1835 - 1836, CRS C94; National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office. Details
  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, 1836, CRS C95; National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Christian Carl Ludwig Rümker - Records, 1840 - 1865; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Bergman, George F.J., 'Christian Carl Ludwig Rumker (1788-1862). Australia's First Government Astronomer.', Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 46, no. 5, 1960, pp. 247-289. Details
  • Bhathal, Ragbir, 'Some Scientific Aspects of Parramatta Observatory', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 145, 2012, pp. 111-27. Details
  • Tyler, Peter J., 'Seeing Stars in the City: a History of Early Astronomy in Sydney', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 142, no. 3/4, 2009, pp. 1-14. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.