Memories of Paul Mohr’s talk

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John O’Neill

Hi Ronan,

That brings back memories of hearing Paul Mohr’s talk at the first Galway Astrofest. In fact, it spurred my Interest in John Birmingham and in particular in T CrB, I have given a number of talks over the years on Birmingham and his recurrent nova in both Ireland and the USA.

It shows how obscure Birmingham’s name was, in that as a teenager with my copy of the 16th edition of Norton’s, I thought Birmingham was a reference to some observatory in the city of the same name 🙂

Thanks for bringing the video to our attention.