Wednesday, January 14, 2009


This morning I was listening to the BBC World News on WILL AM while I was driving to pick up J to take her to work.  

I was very interested in the story about Thomas Herriot, a British gentleman, who it appears drew a map of the moons surface, a few months before December 1609, when Galileo is credited with the first look at the surface of the moon with a telescope.

It seems that Herriot made a telescope and mapped the surface of the moon, which is also very early cartography, just before Galileo's discovery.  The Herriot papers are going to be on display somewhere in the UK, I have forgotten where they said.

I just thought how exciting.  Something new from something we thought we knew!

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