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Astronomers Royal through the Ages

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18:30 – 21:00 10 Dec 2014
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University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Speakers: Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale

In 1675, King Charles II caused the Royal Greenwich Observatory to be founded for the purpose of determining longitude at sea by ‘the astronomical method’. The work of some of the interesting Astronomers Royal – who for centuries ran the observatory – will be described, including the first Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed who was born in Derbyshire and educated in Derby.

Sir Arnold Wolfendale is a former Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics at Durham University. His academic work focused on cosmic rays for which he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. In addition to his knighthood, he has received numerous awards and medals (including being elected a “Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers”), and has had a lecture theatre at Durham University named after him.

View the event poster here: http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/midlands/east-midlands/calendar/info/file_64613.pdf

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Derby Centre
Contact details: Tickets will be available from the Derby centre eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/derby-iop-centre-4449795041

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