Normah Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, Devon

Normah Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, Devon
Photograph taken 07 May 2004 © Mr Richard F Lloyd. Source Historic England Archive ref: 403294

The Kensington dome at the Norman Lockyer Observatory was built around 1912. It is 6m in diameter and built of concrete blocks. The dome is made from aluminium. It was made to contain twin equatorial 225mm refractors built by Thomas Cooke for Sir (Joseph) Norman Lockyer. They were to be used for research work on the spectra of novas.

Location

Devon Sidmouth

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Tags

observatory dome astronomy Edwardian (1902 - 1913)