"popular Astronomy" Jehu Junior.Vanity Fair Supplement.
[April 13th 1905.] Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. Lith.
Chromolithograph. 394 x 272mm. 15½ x 10¾". Slight mark above head.
Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was an Irish astronomer who worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 for two years. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin and in 1874 he was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory. He also published books on mathematical astronomy such as "A Treatise on Spherical Astronomy". In 1892 he was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry at Cambridge University and also accepted the post as Director of the Cambridge Observatory.
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