SHA County Co-ordinator: Mike Leggett Email: leggett189@btinternet.com 

An Astronomical Atlas of Buckinghamshire
This atlas gives some idea of the extent of astronomical activity in the county… Click the link to view all the sections

An Historical Atlas of Buckinghamshire Astronomy



Associated People

(Authors, lecturers, academics, professionals & scientists)


F. Lovegrove (fl.1883), High Street, Slough ‘…practical optician and watchmaker (Henry Fry Lovegrove); philosophical apparatus of every description repaired and adjusted, old scientific instruments re-lacquered, bronzed, gilt & silvered […] See advertisement’ (Kelly 1883), 385).


Science History Publications Ltd was formerly based at Halfpenny Furze, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire*

Robert Wyer [Wyre] (fl. 1524–1556), printer and bookseller, the place and date of his birth is unknown, but it has been suggested that he had links with the Wyers who were printers in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. He printed publications on a wide range of subjects, both religious and secular, including astronomy (ODNB).


Astronomy groups

Associated Groups

(Mechanics Institutes, Phil. & Lit./science/Nat. History Societies)

Places & Objects

Publishing & Manufacture

Useful Contacts

Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society

Buckinghamshire Family History Society (Bucks FHS Membership Secretary, PO Box 403, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 7GU), the Society holds main meetings in Aylesbury, with the Northern Group meeting in Bletchley and the Southern Group meeting in Bourne End.

Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society

GENUKI Buckinghamshire

Genealogy in England – Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire County Council Libraries

Milton Keynes Library Service

Milton Keynes Local Studies and Family History Library (Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HL; Tel: 01908 254160; email: mklocal@milton-keynes.gov.uk).

County Record Office – Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies (County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UU) Visitors are requested to contact the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies in advance of their visit.

Buckinghamshire Record Society

*NOTE: This is not the current address for Science History Publications, which at the time of writing is based in Cambridge. They publish the Journal for the History of Astronomy and its supplement Archaeoastronomy, as well as other publications relating to the history of astronomy.

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