Monday 25 August 2014

Little Gnome Astronomical Fact #10

George Alcock discovers his first comet.

George Alcock of Peterborough England one of the greatest of all comet and Nova hunters discovered his first comet on August 25th 1959. This was the first comet discovered in Britain since 1894. Alcock would go on to discover 5 comets and 5 nova.

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