SHA County Co-ordinator: Mark Hurn




Astronomy Groups

Associated People : Authors, Lecturers, broadcasters

Berry, Arthur [OBE; FRAS](c.1859-1925) Vice-Provost of King’s College, Cambridge, FRAS and author of A Short History of Astronomy – 1898 (Obit., MNRAS, 90 (1930), 358).


Cambridge University Press


(Please note this section contains only museums likely to be of relevance to astronomy or science)

Fitzwilliam Museum
(A major museum and art gallery)

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
(Based on the collection of Robert Stewart Whipple (1871-1953) a collection of scientific instruments including telescopes and astrolabes)

Telescope/equipment manufacturers

Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company
(founded by Horace Darwin in 1881)

Useful addresses

Institute of Astronomy Library
Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA  (Tel. 01223 337537; )


Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH)
Secretary: Mr Andrew Westwood-Bate (
PO Box 1112, Blasham, Cambridge, CB21 4WP

Cambridgeshire Family History Society

County Record Office

Cambridgeshire County Record Office

Cambridge Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP (Tel 01223 717281;

For full details go to ARCHON Directory

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