Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope 1820-1831

R 325.00  

Subtitle: The Founding of a Colonial Observatory Incorporating a Biography of Fearon Fallows
Author: Brian Warner
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers (1995)
ISBN-10: 0792335279
ISBN-13: 9780792335276
Condition: Very Good. Spine ends and board corners and edges bumped. Slight insect damage to the rear end-papers. Else a clean, well bound copy in very good condition
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 241
Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.2 x 1.6 cm

Weight: 0.65 kg

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This volume presents a comprehensive account of the origin, construction and use of the first major astronomical observatory in the southern hemisphere. Technical aspects, such as the instruments and their makers, the installation of the instruments and their initial problems are described.
The book includes a biography of the Cambridge-trained mathematician Fearon Fallows, the Observatory's first Director.

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