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Walter Goodacre (1856–1938)

Walter Goodacre was born in Loughborough. He was a business man and amateur astronomer, having become interested in astronomy while at school. He was a founder member of the British Astronomical Association in 1890, President from 1922-24 and Director of the Lunar Section from 1896 to 1938. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1885.

The Walter Goodacre award was inaugurated in 1929 by the BAA.

His 1931 book about the Moon included drawings by John William Durrad.

In the 1911 Census he is listed as living in North Finchley and manufacturing cocoa fibre mats. [coconut mats].


60 inch map of the Moon, 1910

The Moon: With a Description of Its Surface Formations, 1931. (Self-published)
Review [pdf] in Popular Astronomy, Vol. 40, 1932, p320.


Obituary, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1939, Vol. 99, p.310


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