The York Observatory

The York Observatory

Geoffrey H.
The observatory was built in 1832 and 1833 and its 4in refractor telescope was built by York man Thomas Cooke in 1850 before he went on to make the then-largest telescope in the world. York played a crucial role in the development of astronomy in the 1780s when York-based astronomers John Goodricke and Edward Piggot laid the foundations of the study of stars of varying brightness. #British #England #Europe #G3FX #Great_Britain #North_Yorkshire #Observatory #UK #York #Yorkshire
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