Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Download
Faster access than browser!
And Ads-free!

George Biddell Airy

Sir George Biddell Airy, KCB, PRS (27 July 1801 – 2 January 1892) was an English mathematician and astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. [1]

120 relations: Aberration of light, Aether drag hypothesis, Airy (lunar crater), Airy (Martian crater), Airy disk, Airy function, Airy points, Airy wave theory, Airy-0, Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts), Alnwick, Altazimuth mount, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Anna Airy, Astronomer, Astronomer Royal, Astronomy, British Science Association, Cambridge Observatory, Cambridge Philosophical Society, Charles-Eugène Delaunay, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Copley Medal, Deformation (mechanics), Derbyshire, Dictionary of National Biography, Differential equation, Dolcoath mine, Earth, Edward Routh, English Civil War, Equatorial mount, Euler–Bernoulli beam theory, Fluid, Focal length, Fracture mechanics, Francis Baily, French Academy of Sciences, George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland, George Peacock, George Tomline (politician), Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Gravity, Greenwich, GRS 80, Hereford, Hubert Airy, Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland, James Bradley, James Challis, ..., Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Johann Gottfried Galle, John Couch Adams, John Pond, Jupiter, Kentmere, Lalande Prize, Latitude, Light, Lincolnshire, List of craters on Mars, List of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, List of presidents of the Royal Society, Longitude, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Lunar craters, Mathematician, Mathematics, Meridian (astronomy), Meridian circle, Migraine, Mining, Monarchy of Denmark, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Moon, Nathaniel Bliss, Neptune, Nevil Maskelyne, North British Railway, Orbit, Order of the Bath, Ordnance Survey, Parallax, Pendulum, Peter Andreas Hansen, Planet, Playford, Suffolk, Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Prime meridian, Rainbow, Refraction, Relative density, Richard Sheepshanks, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Medal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Senior Wrangler (University of Cambridge), Sizar, Smith's Prize, Solid mechanics, South Shields, Spectroscopy, Stress (mechanics), Sunspot, Tay Bridge disaster, Telescope, The Times, Thomas Bouch, Thomas Clarkson, Thomas Turton, Trinity College, Cambridge, Uranus, Urbain Le Verrier, Venus, Westmorland, Wind wave, World Geodetic System, Zenith telescope. Expand index (70 more) »

Aberration of light

The aberration of light (also referred to as astronomical aberration or stellar aberration) is an astronomical phenomenon which produces an apparent motion of celestial objects about their locations dependent on the velocity of the observer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Aberration of light · See more »

Aether drag hypothesis

In the 19th century, the theory of the luminiferous aether as the hypothetical medium for the propagation of light was widely discussed.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Aether drag hypothesis · See more »

Airy (lunar crater)

Airy Airy is a lunar impact crater located in the southern highlands.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Airy (lunar crater) · See more »

Airy (Martian crater)

Airy is an impact crater on Mars, named in honor of the British Astronomer, Royal Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892).

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Airy (Martian crater) · See more »

Airy disk

In optics, the Airy disk (or Airy disc) and Airy pattern are descriptions of the best focused spot of light that a perfect lens with a circular aperture can make, limited by the diffraction of light.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Airy disk · See more »

Airy function

In the physical sciences, the Airy function Ai(x) is a special function named after the British astronomer George Biddell Airy (1801–92).

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Airy function · See more »

Airy points

Airy Points are used for precision measurement (metrology) to support a length standard in such a way as to minimise bending or droop.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Airy points · See more »

Airy wave theory

In fluid dynamics, Airy wave theory (often referred to as linear wave theory) gives a linearised description of the propagation of gravity waves on the surface of a homogeneous fluid layer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Airy wave theory · See more »

Airy-0

Airy-0 is a crater on Mars whose location defines the position of the prime meridian of that planet.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Airy-0 · See more »

Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts)

The Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) was instituted in 1864 as a memorial to Prince Albert, who had been President of the Society for 18 years.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts) · See more »

Alnwick

Alnwick is a market town in north Northumberland, England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Alnwick · See more »

Altazimuth mount

An altazimuth or alt-azimuth mount is a simple two-axis mount for supporting and rotating an instrument about two mutually perpendicular axes; one vertical and the other horizontal.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Altazimuth mount · See more »

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, frequently known as the American Academy, is one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for policy research in the United States.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and American Academy of Arts and Sciences · See more »

Anna Airy

Anna Airy (6 June 1882 – 23 October 1964) was an English oil painter, pastel artist and etcher.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Anna Airy · See more »

Astronomer

An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who studies stars, planets, moons, comets, and galaxies, as well as many other celestial objects.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Astronomer · See more »

Astronomer Royal

Astronomer Royal is a senior post in the Royal Households of the United Kingdom.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Astronomer Royal · See more »

Astronomy

Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Astronomy · See more »

British Science Association

The British Science Association, formerly known as British Association for the Advancement of Science or the BA, (founded 1831) is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and British Science Association · See more »

Cambridge Observatory

Cambridge Observatory is an astronomical observatory at the University of Cambridge in the East of England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Cambridge Observatory · See more »

Cambridge Philosophical Society

The Cambridge Philosophical Society (CPS) is a scientific society at the University of Cambridge.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Cambridge Philosophical Society · See more »

Charles-Eugène Delaunay

Charles-Eugène Delaunay (9 April 1816 – 5 August 1872) was a French astronomer and mathematician.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Charles-Eugène Delaunay · See more »

Colchester Royal Grammar School

Colchester Royal Grammar School (CRGS) is a state-funded grammar school in Colchester, Essex, founded in 1206 and granted two Royal Charters by Henry VIII (in 1539) and by Elizabeth I (in 1584).

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Colchester Royal Grammar School · See more »

Copley Medal

The Copley Medal is a scientific award given by the Royal Society, London, for "outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science." It alternates between the physical and the biological sciences.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Copley Medal · See more »

Deformation (mechanics)

Deformation in continuum mechanics is the transformation of a body from a reference configuration to a current configuration.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Deformation (mechanics) · See more »

Derbyshire

Derbyshire (or; abbreviated Derbys. or Derbs.) is a county in the East Midlands of England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Derbyshire · See more »

Dictionary of National Biography

The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Dictionary of National Biography · See more »

Differential equation

A differential equation is a mathematical equation that relates some function with its derivatives.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Differential equation · See more »

Dolcoath mine

Dolcoath mine was a copper and tin mine in Camborne, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Dolcoath mine · See more »

Earth

Earth (also the world, in Greek: Gaia, or in Latin: Terra), is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to accommodate life.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Earth · See more »

Edward Routh

Edward John Routh FRS (20 January 1831 – 7 June 1907), was an English mathematician, noted as the outstanding coach of students preparing for the Mathematical Tripos examination of the University of Cambridge in its heyday in the middle of the nineteenth century.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Edward Routh · See more »

English Civil War

The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") in the Kingdom of England over, principally, the manner of its government.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and English Civil War · See more »

Equatorial mount

An equatorial mount is a mount for instruments that follows the rotation of the sky (celestial sphere) by having one rotational axis parallel to the Earth's axis of rotation.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Equatorial mount · See more »

Euler–Bernoulli beam theory

Euler–Bernoulli beam theory (also known as engineer's beam theory or classical beam theory)Timoshenko, S., (1953), History of strength of materials, McGraw-Hill New York is a simplification of the linear theory of elasticity which provides a means of calculating the load-carrying and deflection characteristics of beams.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Euler–Bernoulli beam theory · See more »

Fluid

In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Fluid · See more »

Focal length

The focal length of an optical system is a measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Focal length · See more »

Fracture mechanics

Fracture mechanics is the field of mechanics concerned with the study of the propagation of cracks in materials.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Fracture mechanics · See more »

Francis Baily

Francis Baily (28 April 1774 – 30 August 1844) was an English astronomer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Francis Baily · See more »

French Academy of Sciences

The French Academy of Sciences (French: Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and French Academy of Sciences · See more »

George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland

George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland, GCB, PC (25 August 1784 – 1 January 1849) was an English Whig politician and colonial administrator.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland · See more »

George Peacock

George Peacock (9 April 1791 – 8 November 1858) was an English mathematician.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and George Peacock · See more »

George Tomline (politician)

George Tomline (3 March 1813 – 25 August 1889), referred to as Colonel Tomline, was an English politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for various constituencies.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and George Tomline (politician) · See more »

Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society

The Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is the highest award given by the RAS.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society · See more »

Gravity

Gravity or gravitation is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass are brought towards (or 'gravitate' towards) one another including stars, planets, galaxies and even light and sub-atomic particles.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Gravity · See more »

Greenwich

Greenwich is an early-established district of today's London, England, and the administrative centre of the Royal Borough of Greenwich centred 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east south-east of Charing Cross.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Greenwich · See more »

GRS 80

GRS 80, or Geodetic Reference System 1980, is a geodetic reference system consisting of a global reference ellipsoid and a gravity field model.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and GRS 80 · See more »

Hereford

Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Hereford · See more »

Hubert Airy

Hubert Airy (June 14, 1838 – June 1, 1903) was an English physician, pioneer in the study of migraine.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Hubert Airy · See more »

Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland

Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland (20 April 1785 – 11 February 1847), styled Earl Percy until 1817, was a British aristocrat and Tory politician who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland under the Duke of Wellington from 1829 to 1830.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland · See more »

James Bradley

James Bradley FRS (March 1693 – 13 July 1762) was an English astronomer and served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmond Halley.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and James Bradley · See more »

James Challis

James Challis FRS (12 December 1803 – 3 December 1882) was an English clergyman, physicist and astronomer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and James Challis · See more »

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

Jean Baptiste Joseph, chevalier Delambre (19 September 1749 – 19 August 1822) was a French mathematician and astronomer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre · See more »

Johann Gottfried Galle

Johann Gottfried Galle, 1880 Galle's signature Memorial plaque in Wittenberg Johann Gottfried Galle (9 June 1812 – 10 July 1910) was a German astronomer from Radis, Germany, at the Berlin Observatory who, on 23 September 1846, with the assistance of student Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, was the first person to view the planet Neptune and know what he was looking at.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Johann Gottfried Galle · See more »

John Couch Adams

John Couch Adams FRS (5 June 1819 – 21 January 1892) was a British mathematician and astronomer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and John Couch Adams · See more »

John Pond

John Pond FRS (1767 – 7 September 1836) was a renowned English astronomer who became the sixth Astronomer Royal, serving from 1811 to 1835.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and John Pond · See more »

Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Jupiter · See more »

Kentmere

Kentmere is a valley, village and civil parish in the Lake District National Park, a few miles from Kendal in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Kentmere · See more »

Lalande Prize

The Lalande Prize (French:Prix Lalande) was an award for scientific advances in astronomy, given from 1802 until 1970 by the French Academy of Sciences.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Lalande Prize · See more »

Latitude

In geography, latitude (φ) is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth's surface.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Latitude · See more »

Light

Light is electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Light · See more »

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire (or; abbreviated Lincs) is a historical county in the east of England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Lincolnshire · See more »

List of craters on Mars

This is a list of craters on Mars.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and List of craters on Mars · See more »

List of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

This is a list of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty (incomplete before the Restoration, 1660).

New!!: George Biddell Airy and List of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty · See more »

List of presidents of the Royal Society

The President of the Royal Society (PRS) is the elected director of the Royal Society of London who presides over meetings of the society's council.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and List of presidents of the Royal Society · See more »

Longitude

Longitude (or, British also), is a geographic coordinate that specifies the east-west position of a point on the Earth's surface.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Longitude · See more »

Lucasian Professor of Mathematics

The Lucasian Chair of Mathematics is a mathematics professorship in the University of Cambridge, England; its holder is known as the Lucasian Professor.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics · See more »

Lunar craters

"Lunar crater" redirects here.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Lunar craters · See more »

Mathematician

A mathematician is someone who uses an extensive knowledge of mathematics in his or her work, typically to solve mathematical problems.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Mathematician · See more »

Mathematics

Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, “knowledge, study, learning”) is the study of topics such as quantity (numbers), structure, space, and change.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Mathematics · See more »

Meridian (astronomy)

A meridian is the great circle passing through the celestial poles, the zenith, and the nadir of a particular location.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Meridian (astronomy) · See more »

Meridian circle

The meridian circle is an instrument for timing of the passage of stars across the local meridian, an event known as a transit, while at the same time measuring their angular distance from the nadir.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Meridian circle · See more »

Migraine

Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Migraine · See more »

Mining

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, or reef, which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the miner.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Mining · See more »

Monarchy of Denmark

The Monarchy of Denmark, colloquially known as the Danish Monarchy, is a constitutional institution and a historic office of the Kingdom of Denmark.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Monarchy of Denmark · See more »

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society · See more »

Moon

The Moon (in Greek: Selene, in Latin: Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Moon · See more »

Nathaniel Bliss

The Reverend Nathaniel Bliss (28 November 1700 – 2 September 1764) was an English astronomer of the 18th century, serving as Britain's fourth Astronomer Royal between 1762 and 1764.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Nathaniel Bliss · See more »

Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Neptune · See more »

Nevil Maskelyne

The Reverend Dr Nevil Maskelyne FRS (6 October 1732 – 9 February 1811) was the fifth British Astronomer Royal.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Nevil Maskelyne · See more »

North British Railway

The North British Railway was a British railway company, based in Edinburgh.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and North British Railway · See more »

Orbit

In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved path of an object around a point in space, for example the orbit of a planet around the center of a star system, such as the Solar System.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Orbit · See more »

Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Order of the Bath · See more »

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain and is one of the world's largest producers of maps.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Ordnance Survey · See more »

Parallax

Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Parallax · See more »

Pendulum

A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Pendulum · See more »

Peter Andreas Hansen

Peter Andreas Hansen (born December 8, 1795 Tønder, Schleswig, Denmark – died March 28, 1874 Gotha, Thuringia, Germany) was a danish astronomer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Peter Andreas Hansen · See more »

Planet

A planet is an astronomical object orbiting a star, brown dwarf, or stellar remnant that.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Planet · See more »

Playford, Suffolk

Playford is a small village in Suffolk, England, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Playford, Suffolk · See more »

Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy

The Plumian chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy is one of the two major Professorships in Astronomy at Cambridge University, alongside the Lowndean Professorship.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy · See more »

Prime meridian

A prime meridian is a meridian (a line of longitude) in a geographical coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0°.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Prime meridian · See more »

Rainbow

A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Rainbow · See more »

Refraction

Refraction is the change in direction of propagation of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Refraction · See more »

Relative density

Relative density, or specific gravity, is the ratio of the density (mass of a unit volume) of a substance to the density of a given reference material.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Relative density · See more »

Richard Sheepshanks

Richard Sheepshanks (30 July 1794 in Leeds – 4 August 1855 in Reading) was an English astronomer.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Richard Sheepshanks · See more »

Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is a learned society that began as the Astronomical Society of London in 1820 to support astronomical research (mainly carried on at the time by 'gentleman astronomers' rather than professionals).

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Royal Astronomical Society · See more »

Royal Medal

The Royal Medal, also known as The Queen's Medal, is a silver-gilt medal awarded each year by the Royal Society, two for "the most important contributions to the advancement of natural knowledge" and one for "distinguished contributions in the applied sciences" made within the Commonwealth of Nations.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Royal Medal · See more »

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, abbreviated: KNAW) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of science and literature in the Netherlands.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences · See more »

Royal Society

The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Royal Society · See more »

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or Kungl.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences · See more »

Senior Wrangler (University of Cambridge)

The Senior Wrangler is the top mathematics undergraduate at Cambridge University in England, a position once regarded as "the greatest intellectual achievement attainable in Britain." Specifically, it is the person who achieves the highest overall mark among the Wranglers – the students at Cambridge who gain first-class degrees in mathematics.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Senior Wrangler (University of Cambridge) · See more »

Sizar

At Trinity College, Dublin and the University of Cambridge, a sizar is a student who receives some form of assistance such as meals, lower fees or lodging during his or her period of study, in some cases in return for doing a defined job.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Sizar · See more »

Smith's Prize

The Smith's Prize was the name of each of two prizes awarded annually to two research students in mathematics and theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge from 1769.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Smith's Prize · See more »

Solid mechanics

Solid mechanics is the branch of continuum mechanics that studies the behavior of solid materials, especially their motion and deformation under the action of forces, temperature changes, phase changes, and other external or internal agents.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Solid mechanics · See more »

South Shields

South Shields is a coastal town at the mouth of the River Tyne, England, about downstream from Newcastle upon Tyne.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and South Shields · See more »

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Spectroscopy · See more »

Stress (mechanics)

In continuum mechanics, stress is a physical quantity that expresses the internal forces that neighboring particles of a continuous material exert on each other, while strain is the measure of the deformation of the material.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Stress (mechanics) · See more »

Sunspot

Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the photosphere of the Sun that appear visibly as dark spots compared to surrounding regions.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Sunspot · See more »

Tay Bridge disaster

The Tay Bridge disaster occurred during a violent storm on 28 December 1879 when the first Tay Rail Bridge collapsed while a train was passing over it from Wormit to Dundee, killing all aboard.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Tay Bridge disaster · See more »

Telescope

A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Telescope · See more »

The Times

The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and The Times · See more »

Thomas Bouch

Sir Thomas Bouch (25 February 1822 – 30 October 1880) was a British railway engineer in Victorian Britain.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Thomas Bouch · See more »

Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson (28 March 1760 – 26 September 1846), was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Thomas Clarkson · See more »

Thomas Turton

Thomas Turton, (25 February 1780 – 7 January 1864) was an English divine, the Bishop of Ely from 1845 to 1864.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Thomas Turton · See more »

Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Trinity College, Cambridge · See more »

Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Uranus · See more »

Urbain Le Verrier

Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier (11 March 1811 – 23 September 1877) was a French mathematician who specialized in celestial mechanics and is best known for predicting the existence and position of Neptune using only mathematics.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Urbain Le Verrier · See more »

Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Venus · See more »

Westmorland

Westmorland (formerly also spelt Westmoreland;R. Wilkinson The British Isles, Sheet The British Isles. even older spellings are Westmerland and Westmereland) is an area of North West England and one of the 39 historic counties of England.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Westmorland · See more »

Wind wave

In fluid dynamics, wind waves, or wind-generated waves, are surface waves that occur on the free surface of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and canals or even on small puddles and ponds.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Wind wave · See more »

World Geodetic System

The World Geodetic System (WGS) is a standard for use in cartography, geodesy, and navigation including by GPS.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and World Geodetic System · See more »

Zenith telescope

A zenith telescope is a type of telescope that is designed to point straight up at or near the zenith.

New!!: George Biddell Airy and Zenith telescope · See more »

Redirects here:

Airy, George Biddell, Sir, G B Airy, G. B. Airy, GB Airy, George Airy, George B. Airy, George Biddell Airy FRS, George Biddell, Sir Airy, Sir George Airy, Sir George Biddell Airy, Sir George Biddell Airy FRS.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Biddell_Airy

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »