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RS Higgitt 00:49:00

Hero or villain? Nevil Maskelyne’s posthumous reputation

by Rebekah Higgitt
Hero or villain? Nevil Maskelyne’s posthumous reputation
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 745 views
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Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal and Fellow of the Royal Society, is today best known as the villain of Dava Sobel’s Longitude. This talk will, however, look further back and examine how Maskelyne has fared since his death in 1811, attempting ....

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The Great Melbourne Telescope 01:00:00

The Great Melbourne Telescope

by Richard Gillespie
The Great Melbourne Telescope
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 446 views
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A joint project of the Royal Society and the British Association, the Great Melbourne Telescope was the result of both technical and organisational innovation in the design and manufacture of a large telescope. At the completion of its construction b....

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