Walter Goodacre

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Walter Goodacre (1856 – 1 May 1938) was a British businessman and amateur astronomer.

Walter Goodacre's 1910 map of the Moon

He was the second Director of the Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association. In 1910, he published a 77" diameter hand drawn map of the moon. In 1931, he published a larger book of maps of the moon's surface with descriptions of features.

As a businessman, he expanded the family carpet manufacturing business to India and ran the company until his retirement.[1]


  1. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.