Great new Will Hay video!

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    Martin Mobberley
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    The Will Hay Appreciation Society have just uploaded a short video about Will’s astronomy. It’s a very nice piece of work and features Dale Holt with Will’s old Newtonian.

    Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7AF-Evx8ZE&feature=youtu.be

    Martin

    #577634
    Dr James Dawson
    Participant

    Fascinating video, thanks for sharing Martin.

    James

    #577635
    Nick Hewitt
    Participant

    What a lovely tribute! I knew more of his astronomical interest than his film work (before even my time) but this was very nicely put together. Recommended!

    #577638
    Gary Poyner
    Participant

    Many thanks Martin.  Excellent video.

    Gary

    #577639
    Tom Moran
    Participant

    Martin.

    Absolutely brilliant! I thought I was on my own enjoying Will Hay films..obviously not.

    Thank you.

    Tom Moran

    #577649
    Tony Angel
    Participant

    This was interesting. I enjoyed it very much.

    If anyone wants to read the book mentioned it is available online at

    https://archive.org/details/ThroughMyTelescope

    Tony Angel.

    #577662
    Nick 2E0LUN
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing that link Tony …. reading it makes me want a physical copy to join such books as Ouse’s Silent Tide by C.F. Farrar  and  Amateur Astronomer’s Handbook & Observational Astronomy for Amateurs by  J.B. Sidgwick,  Thanks to Martin too  for the Video link , Yes I still enjoy Will’s films too 🙂

    #577666
    Mike Scarisbrick
    Participant

    Thank you Martin and the Will Hay Appreciation Society. I particularly enjoyed the the motor and belt driving the RA axis of the 1.5 ton 12.2 inch reflector. From an age when all things mechanical started with an unguarded rotating cylinder and belt, this is one belt I wouldn’t have minded standing next to when it snapped.

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