Agnes Mary Clerke (1 Buch)

(18421907)

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Astronomer and writer, mainly in the field of astronomy. She wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica and for the Dictionary of National Biography.

Her sister Ellen Mary Clerke was also a writer on astronomy for the general public.

(Biography from http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Agnes_Mary_Clerke)

 

Great Astronomers: John Pond

von Agnes Mary Clerke

John Pond (1767–1836) was appointed as 6th Astronomer Royal in February 1811, succeeding Dr. Nevil Maskelyne. Of a mild and unassuming character, Pond neither sought nor attained a popular reputation. His...