Rob Peeling will be presenting about William Henry Smyth for the Reading Astronomical Society.
At the age of 14 he ran away from home to join a merchant ship. Admiral William Henry Smyth 1788 – 1865 was a Royal Navy Officer, hydrographer, astronomer and numismatist. He is noted for his hydrographic charts, astronomical work, and for a wide range of publications.
After the coffee break the usual announcements and members activities.