Monday, 4 November 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday November 5th

There are celestial fireworks tonight especially in the UK with the Taurid meteor shower trying to upstage bonfire night.

On this day November 5th
1800

Jesse Ramsden  scientific instrument maker died this day in 1800. Born in Salterhebble, Halifax, Yorkshire, England on October 6th 1835. Amongst the many instruments he designed he was responsible for the achromatic lens that is named after  him.


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