Institute of Astronomy

Society for the History of Astronomy: Spring Conference at the IoA (9 April 2011)

Published on 11/04/2011 

The Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA) held their Spring Conference at the IoA on Saturday 9th April.  The IoA Library mounted a display of items to illustrate some of the talks being given on the day.  Items included a book by English instrument maker Jesse Ramsden of 1779 and an article on the nebulae by Sir William Herschel darting from 1784.  There was also a tour of the Library and historical telescopes.

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