Published on 17/05/2013
Pictures from a book showing the aurora seen from Cambridge in 1846 and 1847 are now accessible on the DSpace digital repository. There are 12 plates in total, and most are in colour, they show dramatic scenes of a phenomena rarely seen at these latitudes.
The book was recently donated to the IoA Library and is of particular interest, as some of the observations are made from the Cambridge Observatory and one of the authors worked here as an assistant.
The full title of the book is: