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


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

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]