Dorset

SHA County Co-ordinator: Carolyn Kennett

Email:  carolyn@hird.net

Astronomers

Associated People

Wallace, Alfred Russell (1823-1913), born in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales he died at Wimborne, Dorset.  He best known as co-discoverer of the theory of evolution. Wallace developed a keen interest in astronomy in later life.  He debated, theorized and wrote about life on other planets especially Mars.  He also wrote extensively on astronomy during the 19th century ODNB.

Observatories

Astronomy Groups

Structure/Sites

Other sites of note

Bloxworth Estate – numerous astronomical books dating from 1738 now held by the Dorset records office.

 Useful addresses

Dorset Record Office

Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP, England (Tel 01305 250550; Fax 01305 257184; Email archives@dorset-cc.gov.uk; URL http://www.dorset-cc.gov.uk/archives)

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