Historical Section newsletter for spring 2019 just out

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    Mike Frost
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    Hi all,

    We’ve just issued the spring 2019 edition of the historical section.

    Articles include:

    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

    Email me if you would like to be added to the section mailing list.

    Mike Frost

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    James Dawson
    Participant

    A great newsletter as always.

    Was interesting to read about Firsoff and his climbing/walking.

    James

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