Thomas Cooke: Telescope Maker to the Empire
17 December 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Born into a poor family, this is a rags to riches story about a self-taught man who would go on to become one of the greatest telescope makers. He built what was at the time the biggest telescope in the world, made a telescope for Prince Albert and even built steam cars.
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(Image courtesy of Andrew Farrow: Thomas Cooke telescope at Calton Hill, Edinburgh)