History of astronomy in Bolton

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History of astronomy in Bolton

#1 Post by rwilkinson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:00 pm

Thanks to Peter for a fascinating talk this evening.

I was particularly interested to hear all the history of the Museum, Pavilion and observatory in Queen's Park (which had all been demolished by the time I was born) as I was raised and am now back in residence just a stone's throw away from there. In fact but for the trees (which are now even more of a problem than they were in the 1920s) I'd be able to see the site of their observing hut from the garden where I now set up my 8" SCT!

And I also knew Bill Cartwright - he was a Radio Ham too, and a fellow-member of the Bolton & District Amateur Radio Society back in the 1980s. I remember going up to his house at Fall Birch to observe Comet Halley through his Dobsonian telescope back in 1986.

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