By Daragh Carville
Observatory is determined on the Armagh Observatory and Museum for Astronomy and typical Philosophy, in either 1799 and 1999. Historian Jon McKenna, employed to collect a computerised catalogue of the Observatory data, reveals his lifestyles turning into entangled with that of Nicola McLoughlin, assistant astronomer on the Observatory. jointly they paintings to discover the two-hundred-year-old tale of astronomer Archibald Hamilton and his assistant Robert Hogg - guy of technological know-how, guy of God, and progressive. The Observatory, an emblem of either technology and faith, turns into the environment for a strong exploration of nationhood and revolution, love and betrayal.
"The writing is electrified, deceptively sophisticated in the back of its up-front bile and cracked humour" (Guardian)
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