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.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/12/2021