Observatories: Berkshire

Bruce Kingsley’s Observatory [BKO] (2008- ), Maidenhead.  Equipped with an 8.5-inch With-Browning reflector of 1908 in a Broadhurst Clarkson tube, acquired by Patrick Moore from the RGO in 1953, and given to Bruce in c.2006, and restored by him.

Owen’s Observatory [OwO] (1890s-1925), Ufton Nervet, nr. Reading, established by the Revd. Owen, Arthur Edwin Brisco at his home. Equipped with a 6-inch refractor by Grubb and a transit circle, the instruments were purchased, along with an observatory, while be was living in Constantinople (Obit., MNRAS, 86 (1926), 184-5).

Saunder’s Observatory [SaOC] (1894-1913), Crowthorne, established by S.A. Saunder’s observatory at home, with a 7-inch refractor for his selenography (Stroobant 1907‘Mr Saunder’s Observatory…’, MNRAS, 62 (1902), 279-80).

William Herschel’s Observatories [WHOD & WHOS] (1783-1785 & 1786-1830s), Dachet & Slough – see Buckinghamshire