Friday, 19 December 2008

Tuesday January 2, 1894

The Courtyard, Royal Observatory Greenwich, from E. Walter Maunder, 'The Royal Observatory Greenwich: a Glimpse at its History and Work' (1900).In the evening severe weather, with snow set in. The Astrophotographic Dome was left open by the observer, & on the next morning the telescope & inside of dome were covered with snow, which however had not melted.

H.H. Turner, Chief Assistant
Rebekah Higgitt says.......
Bad weather - a perennial problem for astronomers! This image just misses the astrographic dome, which was built above the building off the right (west). It does, however, show the large dome covering the 28-inch telescope with the smaller dome that housed the Sheepshanks telescope in front.

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