Sir David Gill – Scotland’s most notable astronomer?

John Reid

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There have been 10 astronomers royal for Scotland since the honour was created in 1834, only three of whom were Scots. I believe Aberdonian Sir David Gill (1843-1914), who never held the honour, trumps them all. This year is the centenary of his death and a good time to celebrate his achievements.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2014


  • Astronomy
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  • Scotland
  • Aberdeen


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