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History of Astronomy Group Meeting: 'The Isaac Newton Telescope'

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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue

Greenwich

Greenwich

SE10 8XJ

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Malcolm Porter will be delivering a talk entitled, “THE ISAAC NEWTON TELESCOPE - An Historical Perspective.” 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!

The talk is free to Flamsteed members. If you plan to come along it would help us if you registered for the talk so we know how many people to expect (and seats to provide!).

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE FLAMSTEED ASTRONOMY SOCIETY ONLY.

Please do not book a place on this event if you are not a member of the society. Your booking will be cancelled if your name does not appear on our membership database.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue

Greenwich

Greenwich

SE10 8XJ

United Kingdom

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