Derby and District Astronomical Society

DDAS Visit to the University of London Observatory, Mill Hill - Autumn 1991

PhD student Mike Lancaster (very edge of frame at right - not touching the scope - that's John Holmes) shows DDAS members the 6 inch Cooke refractor at the University of London Observatory in Mill Hill in the autumn of 1991. This equatorially mounted and weight driven refractor, known as the Joynson Telescope, was built in 1863 by the renowned telescope maker Thomas Cooke. The University of London Observatory is an outstation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. Mike showed a group of DDAS members around the facility when he was based there as a PhD student working on the Magellan mission to Venus. Photo by Mike Dumelow.

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