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History of Astronomy Talk: ‘The Isaac Newton Telescope: A Historical Perspective’

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Malcolm Porter will deliver a talk on the Isaac Newton Telescope.

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When it comes to funding science, and in particular astronomy in Britain, we have tried all sorts of options, the Monarch, private individuals, learned societies, Universities and, if the law of the imperative applied, even the British Government! Perhaps similar applies to all countries, however, perhaps the agreement to build what became the 98 inch Isaac Newton Telescope, initially at Herstmonceux was, possibly, the start of something much better for British astronomy. Whatever, once the process was started it was amazing how many different organizations wanted to be involved and how much political and scientific intrigue lurked under the surface!


May 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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