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Agnes Giberne (19 November 1845 in Belgaum, India – 20 August 1939 in Eastbourne, England) was a prolific British author who wrote fiction with moral or religious themes for children and also books on astronomy for young people.
Agnes Mary Clerke (10 February 1842 – 20 January 1907) was an astronomer and writer, mainly in the field of astronomy.
Alan Hunter CBE (9 September 1912 East Ham, London – 11 December 1995) was an English astronomer who spent his career at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, serving as Director between 1973 and 1975.
Amateur astronomy is a hobby whose participants enjoy observing or imaging celestial objects in the sky using the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescopes.
Since its founding in 1911, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) has coordinated, collected, evaluated, analyzed, published, and archived variable star observations made largely by amateur astronomers and makes the records available to professional astronomers, researchers, and educators.
Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin (6 February 1865 – 20 September 1939) was an astronomer of French and Huguenot descent who was born in Cushendun, County Antrim, Ireland.
Arthur Matthew Weld Downing FRAS (13 April 1850 – 8 December 1917) was an Irish mathematician and astronomer.
The Astronomical Society of Glasgow (ASG) was founded in 1954 in Glasgow, Scotland, by amateur astronomers and is dedicated to promoting an interest in Astronomy.
Bertrand Meigh Peek M.A. FRAS (1891 – 1965) was a British astronomer.
Birmingham Natural History Society is a learned society for the study of the natural history of Birmingham, England, and in the surrounding midlands region, and beyond.
Burlington House is a building on Piccadilly in Mayfair, London.
Colin A. Ronan FRAS (London, 4 June 1920 – 1 June 1995) was a British author and specialist in the history and philosophy of science.
The Commission for Dark Skies (CfDS) (formerly the Campaign for Dark Skies; the name was changed on March 29, 2015) is the United Kingdom's largest anti-light-pollution campaign group forming part of the international dark-sky movement.
Edward Ball Knobel (21 October 1841 – 25 July 1930) was an English businessman and amateur astronomer.
Edward Francis Pigot (18 September 1858 – 22 May 1929) was an Irish-born Australian Jesuit priest, seismologist and astronomer.
(Edward) Walter Maunder (12 April 1851 – 21 March 1928) was a British astronomer best remembered for his study of sunspots and the solar magnetic cycle that led to his identification of the period from 1645 to 1715 that is now known as the Maunder Minimum.
Elizabeth Brown (6 August 1830 – 5 March 1899) was a British astronomer who specialized in solar observation, especially sunspots and solar eclipses.
Sir Frank Watson Dyson, KBE, FRS, FRSE (8 January 1868 – 25 May 1939) was an English astronomer and Astronomer Royal who is remembered today largely for introducing time signals ("pips") from Greenwich, England, and for the role he played in proving Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Frederick James Hargreaves (10 February 1891 – 4 September 1970) was a British astronomer and optician.
George Eric Deacon Alcock, MBE (28 August 1912 Peterborough, Northamptonshire– 15 December 2000) was an English astronomer.
Sir George Handley "The Knibb" Knibbs CMG (13 June 1858 – 30 March 1929)Bambrick, S. ''.
George Mitchell Seabroke FRAS (1 April 1848 – 1 April 1918) was an English astronomer.
Sir Harold Spencer Jones KBE FRS FRSE PRAS (29 March 1890 Kensington, London – 3 November 1960) was an English astronomer.
Prof Heather Anita Couper, CBE, BSc, DSc (Hon), DLitt (Hon), FInstP, CPhys, FRAS (born 2 June 1949), is a British astronomer and science populariser, and was president of the British Astronomical Association from 1984 to 1986.
John Tebbutt (25 May 1834 – 29 November 1916) was an Australian astronomer, famous for discovering the "Great Comet of 1861".
Light pollution, also known as photopollution, is the presence of anthropogenic light in the night environment.
A list of notable groups devoted to promoting astronomy research and education.
Lucky imaging (also called lucky exposures) is one form of speckle imaging used for astronomical photography.
The Manchester Astronomical Society is an organisation that promotes amateur and popular astronomy in North West England.
Margaret Lindsay, Lady Huggins (14 August 1848 in Dublin – 24 March 1915 in London), born Margaret Lindsay Murray, was an Irish-English scientific investigator and astronomer.
Martin P. Mobberley (born 1958) is a British amateur astronomer, author, and former electronics engineer.
The Maunder Minimum, also known as the "prolonged sunspot minimum", is the name used for the period around 1645 to 1715 during which sunspots became exceedingly rare, as was then noted by solar observers.
Nathaniel Everett Green FRAS (21 August 1823 – 10 November 1899) was an English painter, art teacher and astronomer.
A non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, (12 June 1851 – 22 August 1940) was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of, and holder of key patents for, radio.
Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore (4 March 19239 December 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.
Philibert Jacques Melotte (29 January 1880 – 30 March 1961) was a British astronomer whose parents emigrated from Belgium.
Philip Crosbie Morrison (19 December 1900 – 1 March 1958), generally known as "Crosbie Morrison", was an Australian naturalist, educator, journalist, broadcaster and conservationist.
Piccadilly is a road in the City of Westminster, London to the south of Mayfair, between Hyde Park Corner in the west and Piccadilly Circus in the east.
Reginald Lawson Waterfield (12 April 1900 – 10 June 1986 in Woolston) was a British hematologist known for his work in amateur astronomy.
Robert d'Escourt Atkinson (born 11 April 1898, Rhayader, Wales – died 28 October 1982, Bloomington, Indiana) was a British astronomer, physicist and inventor.
Robert Lewis John Ellery CMG (14 July 1827 – 14 January 1908) was an English-Australian astronomer and public servant; Victorian government astronomer for 42 years.
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).
Samuel Arthur Saunder (1852 – December 8, 1912) was a British mathematician and selenographer who taught at Wellington College, Berkshire.
Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the Sun's photosphere that appear as spots darker than the surrounding areas.
Theodore Evelyn Reece Phillips (28 March 1868 – 13 May 1942), known as T. E. R. Phillips, was an English astronomer.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The English Mechanic and World of Science was a popular-science magazine, published weekly from 1865 to 1926, generally consisting of 24 pages.
Thomas Logie MacDonald FRSE FRAS (1901–1973) was a Scottish astronomer and politician, and eponym of lunar crater McDonald.
Thomas Boles (born 1944 in Lennoxtown in Scotland) is a Scottish amateur astronomer, discoverer of astronomical objects, author, broadcaster and former communications and computer engineer, who observes from his private "Coddenham Observatory" in Coddenham, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
A variable star is a star whose brightness as seen from Earth (its apparent magnitude) fluctuates.
Walter Frederick Gale (27 November 1865 – 1 June 1945) was an Australian banker.
Walter Goodacre (1856 – 1 May 1938) was a British businessman and amateur astronomer.
William Charles Kernot (16 June 1845 – 14 March 1909), was an Australian engineer, first professor of engineering at the University of Melbourne and president of the Royal Society of Victoria.
William Henry Stanley Monck (April 21, 1839–June 24, 1915) was an Irish astronomer and philosopher.
William Herbert Steavenson FRAS (26 April 1894 – 23 September 1975) was an English amateur astronomer.
William Henry Maw (6 December 1838 – 19 March 1924) was a British civil engineer and astronomer.
Prof William Michael Herbert Greaves FRS FREng FRSE (10 September 1897 – 24 December 1955) was a British astronomer.
Sir William Peck FRSE FRAS (3 January 1862, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire – 7 March 1925, Edinburgh) was a Scottish astronomer and scientific instrument maker.