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Oxford Inscriptions: Halley’s Observatory


Edmund Halley, New College Lane

 

EDMUND HALLEY
Savilian Professor of
Geometry 1703–1742
lived and had
his observatory
in this house

This plaque is fixed to the wall of 7 New College Lane.

Halley (who has achieved lasting fame from his comet) was an English astronomer and a friend of Isaac Newton. In 1720 he was appointed Royal Astronomer at Greenwich Observatory.

Wikipedia:
Edmond Halley

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013