Astronomer John Couch Adams Cornish Christian Astronomer who discovered planet Neptune

St. Michaels Laneast Cornwall .

This summer we visited the village of Laneast, Cornwall, on Bodmin Moor, where John Couch Adams was born and brought up during his youth.

We found the village down some very narrow, windy lanes, which reminded me very much of where I spend my young life down in West Cornwall, near Redruth.

John’s early life as an Astronomer was spent in this village and surrounding countryside. He would spend hours upon hours gazing up upon the cosmos, in complete wonder and amazement at God’s mighty creation.

His Mother and Father were devout Wesleyans, and through their Christian belief knew that their son had a very special gift from God. For at a very young age, he showed considerable mathematical powers, which astonished the people of the village and his family, he won college prizes for Bible studies

The parish Church has some extraordinary symbols inside of it, no doubt influenced by John Couch Adams himself. A wooden carving in the ceiling , showing the Star of David, is very unusual, as it depicts a Star of David within a Star of David. Also some other stained glass, shows also some astrological signs. Which is also very peculiar indeed, I can show you some of these on my blog.

St. Michaels Laneast Cornwall..

St. Michaels Laneast Cornwall (2) it  is said that he ‘observed the heavens while leaning against an ancient Celtic cross near the family home

John Couch Adams, Cornish Astronomer

Cornish Astronomer, John Couch Adams born at Lidcot farmhouse, Laneast, Cornwall, on the 5th of June 1819.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs and to mark seasons and days and years.” (Genesis 1:14)

St. Michaels Laneast Cornwall..

John Couch Adams born in Cornwall, England in 1819. Came from a farming family. His family were poor tenant farmers on Bodmin Moor at very early age he amazed everyone with his extraordinary abilities to do mathematical calculations in his head without the use of pen and paper.

Laneast, Cornwall, on Bodmin Moor

Some facts.
1 At 16 years of age, John had worked out when an annular eclipse of the Sun would be visible in Lidcot, England.
2 He used only his brain to do the calculations predicting the presence of Neptune.
3 He studied the Leonid meteor shower and correctly concluded that the shower was the result of a comet passing close to Earth once a year.
4 All of the calculations were worked out in his head before he ever wrote them down.
5 His greatest discovery was the planet Neptune.
John was a shy child whose knowledge of astronomy was self taught. In his teens he had constructed his own sundial and spent time studying solar altitudes.
He showed mathematician powers his father was advised to send him to college.

St. Michaels Laneast Cornwall, .

God Will Deliver


“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution,”

                                                                                                 {2 Timothy 3 v 12}.


Dear saints have you suffered persecution because you are a follower of Christ? I suspect that you have, because as you see in the Word of God, those that try to live godly lives will surely suffer for their faith, but, we also know that God is faithful and He will deliver us from all persecutions which we endure on this earth.

The Lord our God will deliver us from every evil thing that will come up against us, and He will never let us suffer beyond that which we are able to endure.

The Lord will keep us safe as we journey through this life, and will bring us into His heavenly kingdom, that is His promise to you and me, for He has sealed us with the Holy Spirit of promise.

 I am convinced that nothing shall be able to tear us apart from His love which is in Christ Jesus, we are able to go through anything that this life throws against us, for as it is written in {Romans 8 v 37}, “In all things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”


Always remember our Lord will never forsake us, or leave us, His love was sealed for us at Calvary. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me yea might have peace in the world yea shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the word,”

                                                                                                                   {St John 16 v 33}.



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  1. loved it!!!

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