SHA County Co-ordinator: Mike Leggett
Newton, Sir Isaac (1642 – 1727), natural philosopher and mathematician, was born in Lincolnshire, but his mother, Hannah (c.1610?) was from Rutland, the daughter of James Ayscough, of Market Overton, Rutland. Furthermore, it was Hannah’s brother, Rev William Ayscough who urged his sister to let Isaac Newton prepare for university (ODNB).
Beacon Hill Telescopes, Hope Cottage, Birketts Platts, Birketts Lane, Covenham St
Bartholomew, Louth, Lincs LN11 0FF
Tel: ++44 (0) 1507 363381 Fax: ++44 (0)1472 506108
The Manse, Fleet Hargate PE12 8LL
Tel 01406 423971 Fax 01406 422191
Publisher of books on astronomical history and facsimile reprints of historic astronomy books
Cosmic Elk, http://homepage.ntlworld.com/heather.hobden1/cosmicelk.htm
Pitch and Moment Publishing
Formerly based in Crowland, it was publisher of the space technology and exploration
magazine, NewSpace, which appeared from December 1984 until October/November 1985.
(Includes Mechanics Institutes, Phil. & Lit./science/Nat. History Societies)