Westgate-on-Sea Observatory, 1890

Westgate-on-Sea Observatory, 1890

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Westgate-on-Sea Observatory. Telescope domes at the observatory at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, England, erected from 1889 by British astronomer (Joseph) Norman Lockyer (1836-1920). Lockyer was the Director of the Solar Physics Observatory in London, and this was his country residence. At left is his 30-inch reflecting telescope. At right is the dome for his 6.25-inch refracting telescope. It was this telescope that he had used, combined with a prism, in 1868 to discover an unknown element in the Sun, later called helium. Lockyer retired in 1911 and moved to Devon, establishing another observatory there. Photographed in 1890.

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