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Talk by Martin Lunn MBE FRAS, former Curator of Astronomy, Yorkshire Museum, York (The Rambling Astronomer)

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.

ASE members will join via Zoom and visitors can watch live on our YouTube channel.

(Image courtesy of Andrew Farrow: Thomas Cooke telescope at Calton Hill, Edinburgh)