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Tynemouth: a significant site in the history of astronomy?

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Tynemouth: a significant site in the history of astronomy?

Today's Times (of London) carries an article on John of Westwyk, a monk - working at the end of the 14th century - who carried out calculations on the positions of the planets using an equatorium. Apparently he resided at the local priory for some time.

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David, so you follow in

David, so you follow in illustrious footsteps! Chelmsford has Calver of course. A more recent connection but not an orbital dynamicist.