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10 May 2023 - 10 May 2023

Edward Crossley’s Two Very Famous Telescopes

Price: £Free – 4

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A talk by Bryan Harkness

The Calderdale Industrial Museum Association talk for May is all about “Edward Crossley’s Two Very Famous Telescopes”. Edward Crossley took over the running of the family carpet business at only age 27. Edward though had been interested in astronomy from a very young age. It was a very serious hobby and so his new found position in Crossley Carpets allowed him the privilege to build observatories in Halifax and to purchase and use two telescopes that finished up at opposite ends of the globe in New Zealand and California. But how and why and when did all this come about? Find out at this interesting talk from Bryan Harkness.

All are welcome.


Calderdale Industrial Museum Association Members: FREE

Non-Members £4 (Enquire about becoming a member!)

Tea/coffee/biscuits will be available for a small donation.


Accessibility Information;

  • Access is to the side of the Museum via our newly-installed ramp and stairs.
  • Internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.
  • Disabled Parking is available by prior request.


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