Thursday, 23 January 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Friday 24th January 2014

On This Day
January 24th 1914 death of Sir David Gill

Sir David Gill


Born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1843, while at university he was taught by James Clerk Maxwell, Gill would spend most of his astronomical career in South Africa where he undertook measuring astronomical distances,and pioneered  astrophotography, he took the classic photographs of the great comet of 1882.

Great Comet of 1882

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