Contents of the Historical Section Newsletter

Newsletter No. 25

p.1     From the Director – Mike Frost

p.4    Michael Hoskin, an appreciation – Lee Macdonald

p.5    Erwin Finlay Freundlich (1885-1964) – Mike Frost

p.12  Two New Zealand Refractors with English Pedigrees – Wayne Orchiston

p.15  Oxford University Astronomical Society – Christopher Taylor and Paul Leyland 

p.16  Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 24

p.1     From the Director – Mike Frost

p.4    An Antikythera Mechanism in LEGO® Parts – Karl Herzog

p.9    How I Became Interested in Astronomy – Peter Morris

p.11  Astronomical Magazines and Handbooks on Offer – Colin Barnes

p.11  Dates for your diary and Seen in reading

Newsletter No. 23

p.1     From the Director – Mike Frost

p.4     The Story of O’Neill’s Bridge, a Lunar Arch or Not? – Gerard Gilligan

p.13    W. Ottway & Co., Ltd, Optical & Scientific Instrument Makers – Alan Thomas

p.20    The Reverend Richard Rouse Bloxam (1765-1840) and a Box of Stars – Mike Frost

p.23    The Origin of the Term ‘Zenithal Hourly Rate’ – Bill Barton & Philip Bagnall

p.24    The AAS History of Astronomy Calendar – Mike Marrotta

p.25    Odyssey Presentations by Andrew Lound

Newsletter No. 22

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.3 The History of Star Clusters – Hannah Dalgleish

p.15 Nineteenth Century Amateur Searches for Vulcan – Bill Barton

p.17 You Have to Start Somewhere – Ron Palgrave

p.20 From the Dark Sky Section Archives – sent by Nick Hewitt

Newsletter No. 21

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Ella Katherine Church and Irene Elizabeth Toye Warner – Bill Barton

p.4 An Appeal for Information: Betty Marion Davis – David Sellers

p.4 Einstein, Eddington and 1919 – Christopher Taylor

p.12 Liverpool’s very own planetarium 1970-2020 – Patrick Kiernan

p.17 Answer to the Conundrum, and some further thoughts – Mike Frost

p.18 Excerpts from the Ottway catalogue – sent by Alan Thomas

Newsletter No. 20

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.3 A proposed memorial sculpture to honour the father of English astronomy (Jeremiah Horrocks) – Gerard Gilligan

p.5 When the dust settles – Mike Frost

p.8 Tycho Brahe: the father of precision astronomy – Robert Persse

p.14 Does anyone know the whereabouts of a replica telescope built by Peter Fay? – Anders Nyholm

p.15 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 19

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.1 Elizabeth Brown (1830-1899): The BAA’s Extraordinary Lady Astronomer and Founder Member – John Harris

p.4 Return if Elizabeth Brown’s telescope – Joseph Jaworski

p.4 An Appeal for Speakers – Mike Frost / Janice McLean

p.5 Book Review, “Dante and the Early Astronomer” (biography of Mary Evershed) – Mike Frost

p.5 Revd. Dr William Pearson and the Foundation of the RAS – Mike Frost

p.6 Astronomy on the Isle of Wight – Andrew Read

p.7 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 18

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 The grave of James Bradley, third Astronomer Royal – Nick White

p.3 Dr George Wilkins – an appreciation – Lee Macdonald

p.4 The Thompson 30-inch reflector at Herstmonceux, part 2 – Gerald North

p.7 V.A.Firsoff, Man of the Mountains – John Rosenfield

p.8 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 17

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 William Cowle (1819-1899): Victorian Amateur Astronomer of Stroud – Nick White

p.4 Working for Hawking – Lee Macdonald

p.5 The Thompson 30-inch reflector at Herstmonceux, part 1 – Gerald North

p.11 Enquiry: bi-visible sightings of Venus – James Brannon

p.11 Enquiry: Agnes Giberne – Robert Katz

p.11 Enquiry: William Lassell and Malta – John Harper

p.12 Erratum: Newsletter No. 16

p.12 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 16

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 In the footsteps of Miller – Mike Frost

p.3 The Leonids in 1868 – Christopher Taylor

p.4 New Historical Section website – Mike Frost

p.4 History of Astronomy questionnaire – Gareth Cooper

p.4 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 15

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 James Bradley: A biographical note – Bruce Vickery

p.3 The grave of Urbain le Verrier – Stuart Moore

p.4 In the footsteps of Verne – Mike Frost

p.6 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 14

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.1 Memories of Colin Ronan – Jacqueline Mitton

p.2 Charles Messier – Stuart Moore

p.3 You cannot be Sirius – Mike Frost

p.5 Enquiry: John Bone Lewis – Annette James

p.5 Enquiry: John Guy Porter – Brian Jones

p.6 A new film about Will Hay (featuring Dale Holt)

p.6 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 13

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Why we have a historical section (from the BAA Journal, Feb 1956) – Colin Ronan

p.4 Mira, the wonderful star – Mike Frost

p.6 The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers – appeal for information from Thomas Hockey (editor)

p.6 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 12

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 BAA Historical Section meeting 2016

p.3 The grave of TW Webb, an unexpected holiday bonus – Stewart Moore

p.4 The view from 1969 – Mike Frost

p.6 Enquiry: John Phillips – Barrie Chacksfield

p.6 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 11

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Light in darkness – Stewart Moore

p.3 Hunting Halley – Mike Frost

p.4 Enquiry: John Franklin-Adams – Bill Leatherbarrow

p.4 Enquiry: Tolkein and the 1927 eclipse – Kate Russo

p.4 History of Astronomy: online videos – Richard Pearson

p.5 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 10

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Allan Chapman wins RAS medal – Lee Macdonald

p.2 Sculpture of Jeremiah Horrocks – Phil Garrett

p.2 Yerkes Observatory – Mike Frost

p.4 Variables Stars: an historical novel – review by James Dawson

p.5 Enquiry: Wolfgang Schroeder – Giovanni Anselmi

p.5 Enquiry: Early Solar System Maps – Philip Stooke

p.5 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 9

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Major A E Levin, a mystery solved – David Scanlan

p.2 The Receding Moon – Mike Frost

p.3 Enquiry: Origins of “space weather” phrase – Christina Chan-Park

p.4 Merz telescopes in Victorian Britain – Bob Trotter

p.4 Le Verrier: magnificent and detestable astronomer – review by Brian Sheen

p.5 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 8

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Arthur Mee and Norman Lattey – Dave Powell

p.2 Chilham Castle – Michael Peters

p.2 Enquiry: Dr Henry Soper – Gary Kewin

p.3 Investigating the Kenyan connection to the last eclipse comet – Daniel Fischer

p.3 Enquiry: Joseph Henry Eigle – Brian Jones

p.3 The battle of the three Suns – Mike Frost

p.4 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 7

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 “The passage of the Great Ones” – Bill Sheehan

p.2 Frank McLean and the Ferncliffe Observatory at Tunbridge Wells – Jeremy Shears

p.4 Thomas William Webb: pain and near death in Paris – Stewart Moore

p.6 H Krauss Neild and the Manchester AS – Jeremy Shears

p.6 SHA Conference 2013

p.7 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 6

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Editorial – Lee Macdonald

p.3 Jeremiah Horrocks and New England – Mike Frost

p.6 Enquiry: Peter Garrard – Mike Culley

p.6 Enquiry: Hevelius – Wolfgang Dick

p.6 Enquiry: Sheila Ann Boulter – Mike Frost

p.6 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 5

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Editorial – Lee Macdonald

p.2 BAA Historical Section meeting, 5th May 2012 – Lee Macdonald

p.4 Enquiry: A W Roberts – Keith Snedegar

p.5 Enquiry: An eclipse photo from 1871 – Paul Plumb

p.5 Enquiry: O C Hastings – Peter Broughton

p.6 Enquiry: David Thomas Smith and Evan Gwyn Williams – David Smith

p.6 Nathaniel Nye – Mike Frost

p.8 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 4

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 Editorial – Lee Macdonald

p.2 More on ‘J W Trafford’ – Tony Kinder

p.3 More on J R Holt – Tony Kinder

p.3 Camera Obscuras: an update – Mike Frost

p.4 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 3

p.1 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.1 Editorial – Lee Macdonald

p.2 Nevil Maskelyne Event

p.2 SHA Autumn Conference 2011

p.2 Portraits of astronomers In Suffolk – The Art Fund (Suffolk)

p.3 Review of StephensonFest – Mike Frost

p.3 A signature: can anyone help – Rod Hobbs

p.4 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 2

p.1 Editorial – Lee Macdonald

p.2 From the Director – Mike Frost

p.2 SHA Spring Conference

p.3 StephensonFest

p.3 Christopher Columbus’s eclipses – Mike Frost

p.6 An appeal for old eclipse maps – Michael Zeiler

p.6 Dates for your diary

Newsletter No. 1

p.1 Editorial – Lee Macdonald

p.1 BAA Historical Section Meeting

p.2 Gulliver and the Moons of Mars – Mike Frost

p.3 The Pearson Papers – Mike Frost

p.5 Enquiry: W.Ottway & co. – Neil Macnaughtan

p.5 Enquiry: J R Holt – Josh Winn

p.5 Dates for your diary

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