Contemporary account from 1960


Date: 1960
Author: Robert Atkinson, Chief Assistant 1937–1957, DCSO 1957–1964
Title: Royal Greenwich Observatory Herstmonceux
About: This was the first guide book to be published by the Observatory after its move to Herstmonceux in 1948. Dr Robert Atkinson was the Observatory’s Chief Assistant from 1937–1957 and second only to the Astronomer Royal. He retired in 1964, having served under both Spencer Jones and Woolley. He was responsible for much of the design work when the Observatory was transferred to Herstmonceux and had a particular interest in meridian astronomy.
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