Walter Goodacre(Lunar scientist)
In his youth, Goodacre was a member of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, becoming a founding member of the British Astronomical Association in 1890. In 1897 he became the second Director of its Lunar Section, serving in that post until 1937. In 1910, he published a 77" diameter hand drawn map of the moon. In 1931, he published a larger book of maps of the moon's surface with descriptions of features.
1856; Loughborough, England
May 1, 1938, Bournemouth, England
- Goodacre, W. 1906. Lunar nomenclature, on the state of. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 66, pp. 92-96.
- Goodacre, Walter. 1910. A map of the moon in XXV sections, with index. London: Published by W. Goodacre. (the 1910 map sections are available in an on-line exhibit at University College London)
- Goodacre, Walter. 1925. Mysterious landscapes of the lunar world. Travel, volume XLV, number 6. Chicago: Travel Pub. Co.
- Goodacre, Walter. 1931. The moon, with a description of its surface formations, fully illustrated by the author's revised map of the moon. Bournemouth [Eng.]: The author.
- The Walter Goodacre Medal and Gift is given by the British Astronomical Association in his honor.
- While not pursuing his astronomical interests, Goodacre head the firm of William Goodacre & Sons, a London carpet manufacturing business founded by his father.
- See also Walter Goodacre's descriptions of telescopically observable lunar surface details in the Appendix on page 159 of T.W.Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, Volume 1: The Solar System.
- Obituary notice: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 99, p.310
A certain Mr. Goodacre in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)
- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
- Page 460: An Occultation Phenomenon (Edwin Holmes, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1903).
Note: In this article, a certain Mr. Goodacre is mentioned because of an observation of a strange occultation phenomenon of Jupiter's satellite Io, March 22, 1895. I wonder if this Mr. Goodacre could have been Walter Goodacre...
- DannyCaes Aug 29, 2016