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#1 DMala

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

I thought it could be of interest to some to see some info I just recently bumped into.

 

Youtube, based I guess on past videos seen,  showed me a link to this video, where it is mentioned that the Turbinia's creator, Charles Algernon Parsons, was also an astronomer:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=vrZ5IE-1GJ4 .

 

The speaker needs quite obviously a better sweater and is not always crystal clear but he does a good job overall and I found the video to be enjoyable.

 

So I did a quick search but, besides a Wikipedia page, I did not find much on Charles Algernon Parsons and his telescopes work. The Wikipedia page also referenced to another astronomer in the family, his brother Lawrence Parsons.  However, I found this this other video and very interesting video on Sir William Parson, their father. I hope I got the family genealogy right.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=DR_wXCOH7fA

 

I guess this is all well known to many, but I thought to share with those who like me did not know it.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:49 PM

What do you mean he needs a better sweater? It's beige, by golly! What more do you need, really? 

 

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:15 PM

Well, I am under strict clothing standard control by a nice girlfriend, what can I say....

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:12 PM

Grubb Parsons



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:31 PM

...when I was a kid I read about "Lord Rosse" & his 6 foot telescope in the local libraries - the old man: I thought his last name was the same as my younger brother's first name at the time - minus the "e"..! :lol:


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:11 PM

I thought it could be of interest to some to see some info I just recently bumped into.

 

Youtube, based I guess on past videos seen,  showed me a link to this video, where it is mentioned that the Turbinia's creator, Charles Algernon Parsons, was also an astronomer:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=vrZ5IE-1GJ4 .

 

The speaker needs quite obviously a better sweater and is not always crystal clear but he does a good job overall and I found the video to be enjoyable.

 

So I did a quick search but, besides a Wikipedia page, I did not find much on Charles Algernon Parsons and his telescopes work. The Wikipedia page also referenced to another astronomer in the family, his brother Lawrence Parsons.  However, I found this this other video and very interesting video on Sir William Parson, their father. I hope I got the family genealogy right.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=DR_wXCOH7fA

 

I guess this is all well known to many, but I thought to share with those who like me did not know it.

I have to agree Dmala...my wife would not be seen in public with me if I were wearing that sweater and would probably go looking for the car that ran over my sweater sleeves!

 

Thanks for the link...it was an enjoyable video!


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