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A joint meeting of the Scientific Instrument Society and the Society for the History of Astronomy

///A joint meeting of the Scientific Instrument Society and the Society for the History of Astronomy

A joint meeting of the Scientific Instrument Society and the Society for the History of Astronomy

The National Maritime Museum is delighted to be hosting this event, this

summer in celebration of the history of the telescope in astronomy:

A joint meeting of the Scientific Instrument Society and the Society for the History of Astronomy

Saturday 18 July

Speakers:

Neil Handley – Some remarks on the role of opticians in supplying the ‘business’

of astronomy

Peter de Clercq – Thomas Bugge’s travel journal of 1777

Marcus Cavalier – An Englishman’s castle is his observatory

Allan Mills – The discovery of helium in the Sun

Allan Chapman – The history of the telescope from Harriot to Hubble

Further details at

http://www.sis.org.uk/agm_180709.html

The meeting will include the AGMs of both societies, but non-members are

welcome to register for the programme of talks.

For registration details, please contact the SIS Executive Officer, Peter

Thomas, email: [email protected]

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