The Stargazer of Hardwicke
Editors: Janet and Mark Robinson
One of the best loved Victorian astronomers, Thomas William Webb (1806–1885) was driven by a strong desire to inform and enthuse others with his own passion for “star-gazing”—viewing the wonders and glories of creation under ordinary circumstances. From his vicarage at Hardwicke, near Hay on Wye, there issued a stream of books, articles and letters on the subject. He is a fine example of the type of English “parson naturalist” who, while pursuing his passion for the wonders of the heavens, nonetheless conscientiously fulfilled his calling in a tranquil corner of England.
978 085244 666 9
288 pages hb illustrated