What do astronomers wear at night?
June 7, 2011Nick Lomb
Henry Chamberlain Russell was the Government Astronomer at Sydney Observatory from 1870-1905. According to one of his daughters he wore this cap when observing at night. Image and copyright Powerhouse Museum ©, all rights reserved In a recent issue (28 May 2011 pp37–39) of New Scientist magazine Stephanie Pain discusses the observing suit worn by Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich from 1765-1811.