Sunday, 22 February 2009

Thursday February 22, 1894

Reversed crown lens of 28in telescope (to visual position) and [illegible] took off counter cell to cut away parts of it so as to allow it to be pushed in ½in which would allow the distance between the lenses in photo posn to be reduced to about 3½in as compared with visual posn

Col. [illegible] & Capt Thompson called & took notes with respect to the late bomb explosion.

Rev Sutton Patterson called to enquire as to the prospects of his son getting an appointment as Assistant at the Obsy

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

RH says..... The Observatory's archives do mention an application for employment as an Assistant by a S. Patterson in 1894 but, along with many others, he didn't get the job. Despite relatively modest pay it is evident that the prestige of a post at Greenwich held weight.

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