Astronomical Drawings

The astronomical drawings held at Armagh Observatory consist of pencil drawings of the planets by J.A. Hamilton in the 1790s, and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in 1799, and pen and ink sketches of lunar craters by Evelyn M. Whitehead in 1911 and some drawings from Lord Rosse's observatory in Birr, County Offaly. The drawings from Lord Rosse's observatory are original sketches by W. H. Rambaut. They are of nebulae from Parsonstown and include a drawing of Jupiter in February 1848. Also drawings of nebulae by J.L.E. Dreyer from Armagh, late 19th Century.


Original sketches and drawings by Hamilton, Dreyer, Whitehead and Rambaut.

Physical characteristics

More than 50 sketches and drawings.

Description or Catalogue

None available


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Added by Armagh Observatory | Last updated on: 08 February 2018