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General Meeting [Public Welcome]

Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Radnor Township Municipal Building
301 Iven Avenue
Radnor, PA  19087
Louis S Berman
General Meeting
Registration is not Required
Speaker: Bart Fried, DVAA & Antique Telescope Society

"The Early History of Astronomy in Philadelphia"

The greater Philadelphia region is rich in astronomical history, mostly unknown to the area's current  professional and amateur astronomers. From forgotten hermits of the Wissahickon Valley, pioneering land surveyors, early American scientists and enterprising amateurs, the birth of American astronomy has as much to do with Philadelphia as any region of the colonies. This talk will take you on a historical astronomy journey from the earliest period of American history up to the 20th century.

Bart Fried has been a DVAA member since 1983 and is the List Janitor for the DVAA Yahoo! group. He is the founder and twice past President of the Antique Telescope Society, and a past board member of Custer Institute & Observatory. Bart is also an active member of the Astronomical Society of Long Island; the Amateur Observers Society of New York, and the Amateur Astronomical Association of New York.