Talk: Astronomical Oddities - BNSS

Event date: 24th January 2023 at: 7.30pm (in-house and zoom)

Speaker: Tony Roberts

Tony is Chairman of the Croydon Astronomical Society, “Astronomical Oddities”. This talk looks at the slightly odd sections of history relating to astronomy, astronomers and telescopes. For instance: Planet Vulcan, why was the possibility of this existing so plausible? William Herschel’s “discovery” of the rings of Uranus, the history of super long aerial telescopes, life on the Moon, the Moon Hoax of 1835, the Martian Canals.