David Love


Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 7.15pm

The Assembly Rooms, The Grosvenor Arms Hotel, Shaftesbury

"Edmond Halley: The Many Discoveries of the Most Curious Astronomer Royal"

A long time ago, David obtained a degree in a mixture of astronomy, physics & maths from University College London.

He then worked for British Telecom, mostly as an accountant, before taking early voluntary retirement in order to return to his main interest in life: astronomy.

His book on Johannes Kepler, “Kepler and the Universe” was published in 2015. His second book “Edmond Halley: The Many Discoveries of the Most Curious Astronomer Royal” was published last November, and is the subject of his talk.

David will be bringing some copies of his books to sell to interest members, giving us a discounted price of £15. This does need to be cash only, please. There is no obligation to buy a book. The club will be receiving a small amount of the proceeds on any book sales.

We look forward to welcoming him and hearing about Edmond Halley.

This will be in our usual meeting place of The Assembly Rooms at the Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury.

Refreshments are available at the bar for bringing up to the Assembly Rooms.

See the Programme page for directions and parking for the Grovesnor Arms.

When you arrive at the Grosvenor, you have a couple of options;

  • For the bar: Head through the glass doors and take a left, this leads you through into the bar area. The bar itself is set back a little to the right.
  • Straight up to Assembly Rooms: Before going through the glass doors, turn to your left, through a door and along the corridor to the stairs. Climb the stairs onto the first floor. Through the door in front of you and the Assembly Rooms are on your right.

    Lift access to Assembly Rooms: Before going through the glass doors, turn to your left, through a door and along the corridor to the stairs. To the left of the stairs is an alcove with the lift. This brings you up to the first floor, meeting the top of the stairs. Through the door in front of you and the Assembly Rooms are on your right.