Thursday 5 May 2022

A Cooke in Glasgow


John Dansken who was born in Glasgow in 1836 was by profession a surveyor and an enthusiastic amateur astronomer who built an observatory at his home in Patrickhill, Glasgow which included a 5 inch telescope by Thomas Cooke of York, there was also a larger 13 inch reflector made by D Hunter of Lanark. 

He also had one of the finest astronomical libraries in the West of Scotland.

John Dansken died in 1905.

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