Great Astronomers - Special Edition

Great Astronomers - Special Edition

by Robert Stawell Ball

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Overview

There are many types of astronomers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988357409
Publisher: DIAMOND PUBLISHERS
Publication date: 10/10/2016
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Sir Robert Stawell Ball FRS (July 1, 1840 - November 25, 1913) was an Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory.
He was the son of naturalist Robert Ball and Amelia Gresley Hellicar. He was born in Dublin.
Ball worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 to 1867. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin. There he lectured on mechanics and published an elementary account of the science.
In 1874 Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory.
In 1908 he published A Treatise on Spherical Astronomy, which is a textbook on astronomy starting from spherical trigonometry and the celestial sphere, considering atmospheric refraction and aberration of light, and introducing basic use of a generalised instrument.

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