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John Bell

I have been an amateur astronomer since the Sky at Night did a live outside broadcast of the 1961 solar eclipse on my 13th birthday. I joined the Newcastle Astronomical Society. I served an apprenticeship in the Grubb-Parsons optical works under David S Brown and David Sinden working on small and large optics (98” INT , UKIRT etc). Then moved into photographic  work where I spent a few years at UCL as a photographer in the Dept of Physics & Astronomy. This was when UCL was the European centre for the Voyager and Viking missions. It was exciting getting first glimpses of some of those amazing images. Still working as a photographer (semi retired). At the moment I am Chair of Milton Keynes AS and enjoy wide field imaging of the night, and day sky. And sometimes narrow field through my C11.

Local society membership: Milton Keynes

2019 Mar 31


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