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BAA Journal 2015 June

Thomas G.E. Elger -- a Victorian populariser of selenography

Journal issue: 2015 June
Pages: 142–153

A biographical sketch of the first Director of the Association’s Lunar Section, Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger (1836-1897). His diverse contributions to lunar studies are placed in context and reviewed against the backdrop of developments and advances in the subject during his lifetime. The methodology he consolidated and developed for amateur selenographical work during his Directorship is also discussed in relation to current studies.

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