Thursday, 29 October 2020

Manchester wants to know if stars can be seen from a coal mine

 

Manchester wants to know if stars can be seen from a coal mine

On the 14th January 1865 Lydia Beaufort was asking astronomers in Manchester if it was possible to see stars from the bottom of a coal mine. Lydia Beaufort continues that she has read somewhere recently that this is true but asks if this is a popular myth.

I am afraid that I cannot provide an answer from any astronomers from Manchester as no records of any replies appear to exist.

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