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Speakers Lunch: Edinburgh’s Forgotten Astronomer

19/10/2020 12 noon

Published By Members Admin on 15/01/2020

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Speakers Lunch: Edinburgh’s Forgotten Astronomer,

Monday 19th October 2020, 12 noon

How many people in Edinburgh know that it was Astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth who introduced the Time Ball and Time Gun to Edinburgh – legacies that remain to this day?

But he did not stop there! Here was a man who made mountain top astronomy a reality and was involved in pushing Spectroscopy and Meteorology to new heights.

All this whilst doing pioneering work in photography, and turning out brilliant art works.

Too many activities for one talk! This talk will take a controversial aspect of his life and work and present it from his perspective.

To reserve a place, simply enter the number of attendees below or contact Lauren on 0131 525 6157.

 

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