The Stargazer of Hardwicke

Editors: Janet and Mark Robinson


One of the best loved Victorian astronomers, Thomas William Webb (1806–1885) was driven by a strong desire to inform and enthuse others with his own passion for “star-gazing”—viewing the wonders and glories of creation under ordinary circumstances. From his vicarage at Hardwicke, near Hay on Wye, there issued a stream of books, articles and letters on the subject. He is a fine example of the type of English “parson naturalist” who, while pursuing his passion for the wonders of the heavens, nonetheless conscientiously fulfilled his calling in a tranquil corner of England.

978 085244 666 9

288 pages hb  illustrated

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