Bruce Vickery gave a…

telescope gave a first class presentation on the life and work  the first Astronomer Royal for Scotland at the Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh last Wednesday.

A reporter for ‘The Scotsman’ was in the audience.

A member of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh and the Calton Stakeholders Committee, Bruce has spent the last two years in the Royal Observatory’s library researching the history of the observatory on the Calton Hill.

Work is now underway to bring the building back to it’s former glory and it’s hoped that the observatory which houses the transit telescope used by the astronomers to calculate the time sent electrically to the time ball and the One o’Clock Gun will be open to the public.