Treasurer’s House, York - An amazing discovery
John Goodricke, a famous Georgian astronomer lived at Treasurers and made an astonishing discovery in the night sky. Find out more on this tour and how the 18-year-old astronomer used the Minster spires to measure the universe and variable stars. It was an 'age of wonders' and from the eastern-most window of the second floor, looking south towards the Minster, a young astronomer named John Goodricke observed a type of variable star that ultimately helped us measure the size of the universe.
Discover more about this defining moment in science during a guided tour of the rooftops.
The tours will run at various times in the day and cost 4pp with age restrictions. You do not need to purchase a ticket for the house. Booking Not Needed.
A National Trust Event - Start 11:00. End 16:00. Normal Admission Charges Apply. Check website for latest information.
Treasurer’s House, York, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7JL
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