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Important Astronomer Royal’s Collection donated to the Museum

Mrs Pam Arnold-Palmer, a direct descendent of Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811), recently donated to the Museum a fascinating collection associated with the fifth Astronomer Royal, who worked at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich from 1765 until his death in 1811. The objects range from letters to medals, notebooks to clothing, chronometers to sketches. Maskelyne is principally known…