Meet our new best friend, Charles Piazzi Smyth, one of Edinburgh’s real Victorian characters. A very capable scientist but with some wacky ideas about pyramids!
We recently sponsored and built the website for the 200th anniversary of the Edinburgh-based Victorian astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth. It all came about as a result of Mark’s interest in astronomy and association with the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (he built their website too). Working with Professor Andy Lawrence who provided content, we created the Charles Piazzi Smyth website to showcase his work and the amazing images from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh archives.
Charles Piazzi Smyth was the second Astronomer Royal for Scotland, created the One O’Clock Gun tradition, led the way with mountain-top observatories, was a pioneer of stereo photography, was a prolific artist and measured the Great Pyramid at Giza.
His theories on pyramidology were probably not among his finest moments!