Leeds Mercury Saturday 29th December 1838
ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY IN MANCHESTER
A few days since a preliminary meeting, consisting of a few scientists gentlemen was held for the purpose of establishing an Astronomical Society in Manchester, with a splendid observatory. James Heywood esq. The brother of Sir Benjamin Heywood was, we believe, the merit of suggesting the desirableness of such an institution. There is no doubt, from what has already transpired that the proposition will be liberally responded to.