History of Binoculars lecture

Subject: History of Binoculars lecture
From: "Robert H. McNaught, Anglo-Australian Observatory" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 20:23:32 +1100 (EST)
Following the discussion on binoculars, Birding-Aus'ers around Sydney may be
interested in a lecture at the The Australian Museum Society (TAMS) on
Thursday 21 November at 6:30pm.

                   "The Celebrated Double-glasses:
                     Four Centuries of Binoculars"

            by Dr. Fred Watson, Anglo-Australian Observatory

Fred will deal mostly with the history and evolution of binoculars.  He is in
charge of the U. K. Schmidt Telescope at the AAO, is a research astronomer,
designer of new optical instruments and a historian of old ones. In case the
subject sounds too dry, Fred always has amusing anecdotes about his subject.

TAMS members $10, non-members $15

Venue: Australian Museum (William St entrance after 5pm)
Bookings: phone TAMS on (02) 9320 6225
          Fax           (02) 9320 6051
          write         TAMS, 6 College St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cheers, Rob McNaught

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