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Naturalists dining inside a model of a dinosaur, Crystal Palace, Sydenham, New Year's Eve, 1853. Artist: Unknown

Naturalists dining inside a model of a dinosaur, Crystal Palace, Sydenham, New Year's Eve, 1853. Dinner given by sculptor Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-1889) to celebrate his completion of two Iguanodon statues to be put on on display at the relocated Crystal Palace. The guests, who had their meal inside one of the statues, included Richard Owen (1804-1892), the naturalist Edward Forbes (1815-1854) and the ornithologist John Gould (1804-1881). The sculptures were placed in a landscaped area of the park in Sydenham, now Bromley, South London. From The Ilustrated London News, (January 1854)

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Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. After qualifying and practising as a surgeon, Owen (1804-1892) made major contributions in the fields of anatomy and paleontology. He was responsible for first coining the word dinosaur (terrible lizard) in 1841 for the fossilized reptiles that had been discovered. Owen was opposed to Darwin's theories, believing that natural selection was insufficient to explain evolution. The figure on the left with a letter in his mouth is TH Huxley (1825-1895), the English biologist who championed Darwin. Cartoon from Edward Linley Sambourne's Fancy Portrait series for Punch, (London, 5 January 1884)

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Observation of a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici drawn by Lord Rosse, 1850. Artist: William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

Observation of a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici drawn by Lord Rosse, 1850. Known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, this was the first galaxy to be recognised as having a spiral structure, by the British astronomer William Parsons, Lord Rosse in 1845. Rosse built a telescope at Birr Castle in Ireland between 1842 and 1844. Known as 'The Leviathan of Parsonstown', the Rosse telescope had a six foot speculum (mirror), and was the largest telescope in the world for 75 years, only being superseded by the 100-inch reflector at Mount Wilson, California in 1917. From Lord Rosse's paper Observations of Nebulae published in Philosophical Transactions, London, 1850

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