John Couch Adams: A Cornish Spaceman

05 Oct 2019 29 Feb 2020
Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Find out more about how mathematician John Couch Adams, a farmer’s son from near Launceston, used his maths skills to discover a whole new planet. Featuring his original letters and papers, this exhibition celebrates one of Cornwall’s most inspiring heroes. You can also find out about some more amazing Cornish ‘shooting stars’ in our displays.


Kresen Kernow

Sepia photograph of Cornish mathematician John Couch Adams, showing him seated.