Tag: astonomy

Moon Palace mobile observatory starts its tour at Armouries

Dazzling new artwork that is a mobile observatory takes LEEDS 2023 to the stars and back: Heather Peak and Ivan Morison’s ‘Moon Palace’ embarks on an epic tour of the city, inspired by Leeds-born, Father of Civil Engineering, John Smeaton A new commission from leading artists Heather Peak and Ivan

Belle Isle blue plaque honours early astronomer

Leeds Civic Trust unveiled their latest blue plaque in the city yesterday (23 March 2018) honouring a pioneering 17th century astronomer, who invented the telescopic sight and micrometer. William Gascoigne lived at New Hall, Middleton. The hall is long gone and what were fields have been covered in housing during