Tuesday 7 December 2021

York Observatory and Leeds Mechanics Institute


Yorkshire Gazette Saturday 27th June 1840

Visit of the Leeds Mechanics’ Institute to York

On Tuesday last, the members and subscribers of the Leeds’s Mechanics Institution returned the visit which members of the York Society for the Promotion of Popular Science paid to Leeds last summer, when the public exhibition was open.

W L Newman, Esq attended in the Observatory, and there unfolded the wonderful mechanisms for more clearly observing the heavenly bodies.

This was the period just before Thomas Cooke became involved with the York Observatory.

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