SHA County co-ordinator was the late Madeline Cox
email: survey co-ordinator
(Academics and associated professionals)
Flamsteed Observatory [FO] (1982- ), established by the Derby and District Astronomical Society at Brailsford the observatory houses a society 12-inch reflecting telescope with sketal tube on an English Yoke mounting.
Chesterfield Barnett Observatory [CBO] (1960- ), established by the Chesterfield Astronomical Society at Hastings Cl., Chesterfield. Opened in 1960 by the Astronomer Royal, Dr Richard Woolley, it houses an 18-inch closed tube reflecting telescope on a German equatorial mount in a domed observatory (Brown 1996).
Derby Philosophical Society (DPS), founded in 1783 by Erasmus Darwin it became the focus for meetings of natural philosophers and experimental demonstrations by visiting lecturers, for example the air pump and orrery as depicted in Joseph Wright’s paintings. In 1858 it merged with with the Derby Town and County Museum and the Natural History Society.
Derbyshire is well-known for its pre-historic sites that may have been astronomically aligned. Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge in the White Peak area of Derbyshire. None ladies Stone Circle at Stanton Moor is a small early Bronze Age monument.