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- DescriptionFounded as the Astromical Society of London in 1820, this illustrious organisation received its royal charter in 1831. It has counted some of the world's greatest astromers among its members, most tably its first president, Sir William Herschel, whose family archive forms part of its extensive library. Now based in Burlington House in Piccadilly, it continues to publish journals, award medals and prizes, and support education and outreach work. Following the society's centenary, this survey of its history appeared in 1923 and comprises contributions from leading astromers of the early twentieth century. The extracts from primary sources include the diary entry of Sir John Herschel, son of William, recording the dinner at which the society's formation was discussed. The work also provides insights into how the society was able to take advantage of imperial expansion to collect observations and data from around the world, fuelling the Victorian pursuit of scientific kwledge.
- Author(s)H. H. Turner,J. L. E. Dreyer
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication20/07/2013
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Astronomy
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note12 b/w illus.
- Weight470 g
- Width170 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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