Montgomeryshire

Astronomers

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

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

Lewis, William James, Prof., FRS (1847-1926), observed total solar eclipses from Spain and Sri Lanka, originally from Llanwyddelan.

Societies and Organisations

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.

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

Academics and associated professionals

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

Publishers

Telescope/equipment manufacturers

Resources

County Record Office 
Powys County Archives Office,
County Hall,
Llandrindod Wells,
Powys, LD1 5LG
(telephone: 01597 826088,
fax: 01597 826087,
email: archives@powys.gov.uk).

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