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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Heaven & Earth, Liverpool, Pier Head.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    A memorial to Jeremiah Horrocks born in Toxteth, Liverpool in 1619.

    Jeremiah Horrocks attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he became familiar with the works of Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe in the subject of astronomy.

    He also studied Venus and was convinced that tables of data describing its orbit were inaccurate. He predicted that it would pass in front of the Sun in 1639. He was the first person to accurately calculate the transit of Venus, using a telescope
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