Monday, 12 October 2009

Wednesday October 10, 1894

Arranged for light hinged cover to 28in O.G. as suggested by Mr Lewis.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal
RH says..... It is interesting to see Thomas Lewis, whose official responsibility was the Time Department, being involved with the 28-inch telescope in this way. Under the previous Astronomer Royal, George Airy, staff seem to have been discouraged from taking an interest in instruments and activities outside their remit.

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