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Thomas Cooke: Telescope Maker to the Empire

Thomas Cooke: Telescope Maker to the Empire

Friday 17th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

Online event by The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh

This event is an online presentation by Martin Lunn MBE FRAS, former Curator of Astronomy at Yorkshire Museum, York (The Rambling Astronomer).

Born into a poor family, this is a rag to riches story about a self-taught man, Thomas Cooke, who would become one of the greatest telescope makers. He built what was, at the time, the biggest telescope in the world, made a telescope for Prince Albert and even built steam cars.


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