Inscription. Arthur Storer (c. 1642–1686), the first astronomer in the American Colonies, came to Calvert County from Lincolnshire, England. He was among the first observers to sight and record data describing Haley's comet on its return in 1682. His observations were made from this tract of land. Arthur Storer was a lifelong friend and colleague of Sir Isaac Newton who quoted Storer's data repeatedly in his great scientific works.
By F. Robby, November 6, 2007
|1. Arthur Storer Planetarium Marker|
Erected by Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 33.065′ N, 76° 34.948′ W. Marker is in Prince Frederick, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Dares Beach Road (Maryland Route 402) half a mile east of Solomons Island Boulevard (Maryland Route 2/4), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at intersection of driveway for Calvert High School. Marker is in this post office area: Prince Frederick MD 20678, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W. S. Brooks High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Wallville School (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Green (approx. 0.9 miles away); Panic in Prince Frederick (approx. 0.9 miles away); Prince Frederick Library “Firsts” (approx. one mile away); Joseph & James Wilkinson (approx. one mile away); St. Johnís Holiness Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prince Frederick.
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,928 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
|Recommend or Share This Page. |