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Support

When I began the project I knew nothing of the Royal Society, what an Astronomer Royal might be or what form the wonderful ‘Philosophical Transactions’ took (which have supplied so much of my source material). The learning process – particularly … Continue reading

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Cooking with Columns (and tables)

Once Hutton had conceived his columns: “it is evident that the plan must be divided into a great number of parts, perhaps not less than a thousand for each observatory… forming about two thousand such pillars of matter…” With his … Continue reading

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The Italians

In 1746 Domenico Vandelli produced a ‘contour’ map for building a new road from Modena to Massa that was to be as level as possible, I know he did because Wikipedia told me so. The British Library have a copy, … Continue reading

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