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Two plaques, two lunar craters

James Clark Ross Blue Plaque, Blackheath

It seems that there is a second crater on the moon named after a Blackheath resident. When I went searching for the pagoda a couple of days ago, I spotted another blue plaque (you’ll remember the first blue plaque posting).

There is a second up on the heath, belonging to James Clark Ross. Ross was an Arctic explorer, who is remembered for discovering Magnetic North, and a Northwest Passage through the Arctic Ocean.

So now you can look up at the moon, and think of two craters named after Blackheath residents. Or maybe in a few years time, the Loonies will look down at Earth from their tunnels under Ross and Eddington Craters, and think of their namesakes.

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