British University Observatories, 1772-1939
Six British university observatories, in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Dublin, Glasgow and London, undertook systematic research between 1772 and 1939. This book relates the history of each observatory from its foundation, through a long era of advances in technology, to 1939 after which everything changed.
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