Konkoly-Thege’s Appointment As Honorary Member

Miklós Konkoly-Thege’s Appointing Document as Honorary Member of the in Pozsonyi Toldy-kör (Toldy-Circle, Bratislava).

Dated on January 5, 1879 in Pozsony (Bratislava). Sealed document. Signed by the President and the Secretary of the Toldy-Circle. 1 handwritten page on bifolio. In good condition.

Miklós Konkoly-Thege (1842-1916) became honorary member of the Toldy-Circle, a Hungarian cultural association in Bratislava, in 1879. He was a Hungarian astronomer, meteorologist, politician, member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Konkoly-Thege constructed a telescope and built an observatory on his land at Ógyalla (today: Hurbanovo in Slovakia) in 1871, where he observed and later described meteors and comets. He was also involved in researches in the field of spectroscopy. His observatory became world-famous within years and in 1899 he donated it for the Hungarian State.

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