Institute of Astronomy

A Rare Victorian Observers Notebook Now Online

Published on 18/02/2015 

The observing book of Victorian amateur astronomer the Revd. Henry Cooper Key (1819-1879) is now available online, as a series of photographs made by Mr Paul Haley.

Key was the vicar of Stretton Sugwas, a small village in Herefordshire, but he took a keen interest in both telescope making and astronomical observing.  The notes start off in London in 1837, then move to Herefordshire, finishing in 1873.  There are a number of nice drawings, both astronomical and non-astronomical in the notebook.

The over 100 images of the notebook can be found on DSpace the University of Cambridge digital repository.

 

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