William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

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Sir William Parsons (1800–1867) of Birr Castle built what was for 70 years the world’s largest telescope (‘the Leviathan’). In a series of ten essays, this volume examines the life of Parsons, the ‘consummate engineer’, and his work in astronomical science.

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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

Astronomy and the Castle in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Hardback390pp Illustrated240x160mm

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Sir William Parsons (1800–1867) of Birr Castle built what was for 70 years the world’s largest telescope (‘the Leviathan’). In a series of ten essays, this volume examines the life of Parsons, the ‘consummate engineer’, and his work in astronomical science.

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