Explorer of the Planets: The Contributions of the Reverend T. E. R. Philips

  • Neil English
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


I spent one morning perusing an old book, Astronomy for Everyman, first published in 1953. Among its many pages are some of the finest planetary drawings this author has seen in any book on the same subject. In particular, he was reminded of the wonderful artistry of the Reverend Theodore (more usually known as T. E. R.) Philips, who used a variety of large reflecting telescopes to record exquisite details on the bright planets, Mars and Jupiter (Fig. 30.1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil English
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  1. 1.Fintry by GlasgowUK

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