Freemasons' Tavern

The Freemasons Tavern is the location of the Royal Astronomical Society's first meeting, a dinner attended by 14 men on January 12th, 1820.

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Timeline of Events Associated with Freemasons' Tavern

Date Event Manage
12 Jan 1820

Founding of the Royal Astronomical Society

A meeting held between the founding 14 members of the Royal Astronomical Society, including Charles Babbage and John Herschel at the Freemasons' Tavern. The first president of the society, Frederick William Herschel, never actually took the chair in any meetings.