SHA County co-ordinator was the late Madeline Cox
email: survey co-ordinator
No of SHA members in this county:2
Associated People (Academics and associated professionals)
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.
Flamsteed Observatory, owned by Derby and District Astronomical Society http://www.derbyastronomy.org/
The Barnett Observatory, owned by Chesterfield Astronomical Society. http://www.chesterfield-as.org.uk/
Opened in 1960 by the Astronomer Royal, Dr Richard Woolley. Houses an 18” Newtonian reflector.
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.