The Bridgend Astronomical Society's guest speaker for its March meeting was Cardiff University's Professor Mike Edmunds. Prof. Edmunds, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics at Cardiff University, and chairman of the Astronomical Heritage Committee of the Royal Astronomical Society has developed a keen interest in the history of astronomy and puts on a one-man play about Britain's greatest scientist, Sir Isaac Newton.
Dressed in period costume, Prof. Edmunds, as an ageing Sir Isaac, fascinated his audience by reflecting over Newton's life from his school days, his accomplishments at Trinity College, Cambridge in mathematics, gravitation and optics to his final appointment as Master of the Royal Mint at the Tower of London. Prof. Edmunds brought the part to life with the story unfolding, often hilariously through the many correspondence in which Newton engaged with his contemporaries and scientific competition throughout his life.
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