FINE LIMITED EDITIONS SINCE 1974

Under An English Heaven

The Life of George Alcock

Kay Williams

£75.00

  • ISBN: 0904351556
  • Deluxe edition: 2000 copies
Deluxe
Under An English Heaven

Signed by: George Alcock

Contributors: Dr Brian G Marsden

Paper: Cream paper.

Binding: Blue cloth with gold and silver tooling.

Box: Blue cloth slipcase.

Extras: Foreword by Dr Brian G Marsden, Director of the Minor Planet Center and the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams at the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

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George Alcock is acknowledged by professionals worldwide as having been one of the most successful amateur astronomers of the 20th century. In 1959 he found a new comet - the first to be discovered in Britain since 1894. He scanned the night sky until his death in 2000, in the hope of adding to his remarkable tally of discoveries: five comets and five novae. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Geographical Society, he was also a meteorologist: and a keen naturalist, ornithologist and geologist.

'George Alcock is one of the best and most dedicated comet and nova-hunters of all time.' Sir Patrick Moore
  • Page size: 160mm x 230mm
  • 236 pages
  • 8 images

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