I have rejigged the homepage of this website because I thought it was beginning to look a bit tired, and also to give more prominence to the recent articles on Brunel and calendar reform.
The addition of sphinxes and literary snippets is a self-indulgent experiment. The quotations are inspired by an old book in my possession, Introduction to Astronomy, London 1956, by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. She was a British-born astronomer who moved to America in the 1920s. She earned her PhD from what is now part of Harvard University, on a study of stellar atmospheres. Her book is a delight to read and is peppered with literary extracts.
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