Tag Archives: John Grimshaw

How Halley mapped the sky from St Helena

The astronomer Edmond Halley – famous for Halley’s Comet – spent a year on St Helena, creating the world’s first map of the stars over the Southern Hemisphere. JOHN GRIMSHAW tells the story.   While still a student at Oxford … Continue reading

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Stray goat fine set to be a thousand times bigger

The penalty for allowing goats to stray on to government land on St Helena could rise to £250 – from a mere 25 pence. That’s a thousand-fold increase. The “more meaningful” maximum fine is being considered because of the damage … Continue reading

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