Anglesey

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Astronomers

Evans, William (1828-1904), a medical doctor with an interest in astronomy who constructed at his house at Llanerchymedd, Ynys Môn (Hughes 1913; Williams 1913).

Jenkins, Griffith Parry (1860-1940), amateur observer, popular lecturer, one time resident in Llangefni (Jones 2014, 78).

Jones, John (“Y Seryddwr”, 1818-1898), amateur astronomer, originated from Dwyran (Jones 2014, 75-6).

 Jones, William (1675-1749) FRS, mathematician, some work on astronavigation, originated from Llanfihangel-Tre’r-Beirdd (Jones 2014, 69).

Lewis, John Robert (1731-1806), also known as Sion Robert Lewis and as John Roberts, Holyhead, ran a nautical academy, published books and produced almanacs – astrological as well as astronomical content (Jones 2014, 71-2).

Roberts, Robert (1777-1836), Holyhead, ran a nautical academy, built observatory, published books and produced almanacs – astrological as well as astronomical content – son of John Robert Lewis (Jones 2014, 71-2).

Observatories

Curtis’s Observatory [CuO] (1980s-1990s), Newborough, established by Philip Curtis at his home and equipped with an 8-inch SCT reflector.

Evans’s Observatory [WDO] (c.1913), Llanerchymedd, established by William Evans, constructed on a tower at the back of his house (Hughes 1913; Williams 1913).

Maldwyn’s Observatory [MO] (1960s), Penmon, established at his home by the Rev. Maldwyn Parry.

Roberts’s Observatory [RO] (1800-1820s) Hill Street, Holyhead, established by Robert Roberts at his home in a stone tower, though no trace remains today (Rhwyd 1981).

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