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No 55 - March 2008

Asteroid "Harryford" 6907

Robert McNaught discovered this (and many others) with the UK Schmidt at Siding Spring in Australia in November 1990, and has had it named after his old mentor, Dr. Harry Ford, MBE, one of our honorary members and Lorimer Medallist.

Harry has spent a lifetime promoting astronomy, especially to young people, as Curator of the Mills Observatory Dundee, then as Planetarium Lecturer at the old Royal Observatory, Greenwich. He was one of the founders of Dundee Astronomical Society in 1956 and was for a short time Director of the BAA Lunar Section.

Dave Gavine


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Society news

Astronomical Society of Edinburgh - Annual General Meeting


Astronomical Society of Edinburgh - Annual Report for 2007

UN declares Year of Astronomy

Scottish Astronomers Group - reincarnated

UK astronomy in funding crisis

John Christopher Bartholomew, MA. FRSGS. FRSE.

Book review: The lost language of the stars

Recent observations

Forthcoming events

Asteroid "Harryford" 6907

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