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Under An English Heaven

The Life of George Alcock

Kay Williams

Under an English Heaven presents a fascinating chronicle of astronomer George Alcock's life and achievements as a fine bound limited edition book.

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

Under An English Heaven

The Life of George Alcock

Under An English Heaven

Under An English Heaven

  • ISBN:
  • Deluxe:
    2000 copies
  • 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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A fascinating chronicle of George Alcock's life and achievements presented as a fine bound limited edition book.

  • Page size: 160mm x 230mm
  • 236 pages
  • 8 images
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