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[David Harris memorial lecture] Doug Bickley – Parsons Leviathan

30 Sep at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Leviathan of Parsonstown is the unofficial name of the Rosse six-foot telescope. This is
a historic reflecting telescope of 72 in (1.8 m) aperture, which was the largest telescope in
the world from 1845 until the construction of the 100-inch (2.5 m) Hooker Telescope in
1917. The Rosse six-foot telescope was built by William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse on his
estate, Birr Castle, at Parsonstown (now Birr in County Offaly, Ireland).

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Date:
30 Sep
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Highfields Environmental Centre
Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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