We’ve just issued the spring 2019 edition of the historical section.
The Grave of James Bradley, third Astronomer Royal – by Nick White
Dr George Wilkins, an appreciation – by Lee Macdonald
(Both Lee and I knew George, who was former superintendent of HM Nautical Almanac Office)
The Thompson 30-inch reflector at Herstmonceux, Part 2 – Gerald North
V.A.Firsoff, Man of the Mountains – John Rosenfield
(You might remember me mentioning John’s notes about Axel Firsoff’s extraordinary mountaineering career in a recent letter to the Journal)
There are also details on our next Historical Section meeting, in Newbury on June 8th 2019, which I will be sending a notice about imminently.
Also the SHA’s Spring Conference, a special two-day event in Oxford at which the SHA hosts the Societe d’Astronomique Francais.
The newsletter is availabe online at https://www.britastro.org/downloads/12387
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