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Evans, John Silas [Canon] (1864-1953), amateur astronomer and author, was vicar of Vicar of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (Jones 2014, 80).

Mills, Edward (1802-1865), amateur astronomer, Llanidloes (Jones 2014, 72).

Lewis, William James, [Prof.; FRS] (1847-1926), observed total solar eclipses from Spain and Sri Lanka, originally from Llanwyddelan (Jones 2014, 75).

Astronomy Groups

Newtown Astronomy Society (NewtowAS), founded 2013. Members meet monthly (2nd Tues.) at Newtown Scout Hut, Park Lane, Newtown (SY16 1EN).

Authors, lecturers, broadcasters

Evans, John Silas, Canon (1864-1953), amateur astronomer, popular lecturer and author (Jones 2014, 80).

Mills, Edward  (1802-1865), amateur astronomer and popular lecturer, Llanidloes (Jones 2014, 72).

Academics and associated professionals

Lewis, William James, Prof., FRS (1847-1926), Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Cambridge (Jones 2014, 75).


Telescope/equipment manufacturers

Useful Addresses

County Record Office 
Powys County Archives Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG (telephone: 01597 826088; fax: 01597 826087; email:

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