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The Royal Observatory 1881-1988

The Royal Observatory 1881-1988

Mann, Tony (2019) The Royal Observatory 1881-1988. In: Flood, Raymond, Mann, Tony and Croarken, Mary, (eds.) Mathematics at the Meridian: The History of Mathematics at Greenwich. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing . CRC Press, Florida, USA, pp. 83-91. ISBN 978-0367362720

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In this chapter the story of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich is brought to its conclusion. It covers the Astronomers Royal who followed Airy at Greenwich: Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, Sir Frank Dyson, Sir Harold Spencer Jones, and Richard van der Riet Woolley, who oversaw the completion of the move of the Observatory to Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex. It also looks at other mathematical astronomers who worked at Greenwich in the twentieth century.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: history, mathematics, astronomy, Greenwich
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CAM)
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 13:30
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