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Bruce Kingsley’s Observatory (2008- ), Maidenhead.  Equipped with an 8.5-inch With-Browning reflector of 1908 in a Broadhurst Clarkson tube, acquired by Patrick Moore from the RGO in 1953, and given to Bruce in c.2006, and restored by him.

Owen’s Observatory (1890s-1925), Ufton Nervet, nr. Reading, established by the Revd. Owen, Arthur Edwin Brisco at his home. Equipped with a 6-inch refractor by Grubb and a transit circle, the instruments were purchased, along with an observatory, while be was living in Constantinople(Obit., MNRAS, 86 (1926), 184-5).

Saunder’s Observatory, Crowthorne (1894-1913), established by S.A. Saunder’s observatory at home, with a 7-inch refractor for his selenography (Stroobant 1907; ‘Mr Saunder’s Observatory…’, MNRAS, 62 (1902), 279-80).

William Herschel’s Observatory, Dachet & Slough – see Buckinghamshire

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3 Responses to Berkshire

  1. Kenelm England says:

    Addition to Davis, Gideon Turner
    (1844-1925) Born in Reading. Joined Liverpool AS 1884. Founder member BAA 1890.

    Blagrave, John (c.1561-1611) Born in Earley near Reading, he studied at Reading School and St. John’s College, Oxford. He wrote on mathematical topics, including the use of the cross-staff and astrolabe [DNB].

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