Astronomers & Oddities – 24th June 2004

Peter Hingley, Librarian of the Royal Astronomical Society, gave us an entertaining and profusely illustrated talk with the curious title Astronomers & Oddities. The oddities were mostly items from the RAS library and archives connected with astronomers, and each one had a story to tell. Some were stories of astronomical discovery, while others showed us something of the character of an individual, and most of them in one way or another tied in with the history of the Royal Astronomical Society from its founding to the present day.

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