John Couch Adams – Launceston’s Astronomer

Local man, John Couch Adams, made his observations on nearby Laneast Down and co-discovered the planet Neptune in 1846

Bust of John Couch Adams by Cornish sculptor Neville Northey Burnard

Bust of John Couch Adams by Cornish sculptor Neville Northey Burnard

There is a new monograph about couch Adams by Malcolm Wright on sale in 2018