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
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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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