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Robert T. A. Innes

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Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes FRSE FRAS (10 November 1861 – 13 March 1933) was a Scottish astronomer best known for discovering Proxima Centauri in 1915, and numerous binary stars. [1]

32 relations: Alpha Centauri, Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, David Gill (astronomer), Gliese 588, Great Comet of 1901, Great January Comet of 1910, Harry Edwin Wood, Innes, Innes (crater), Innes' star, Kapteyn's Star, List of astronomers, List of British innovations and discoveries, List of craters on the Moon: G–K, List of people with craters of the Moon named after them, List of Scottish scientists, LP 145-141, Meanings of minor planet names: 1001–2000, Proxima Centauri, Robert Innes, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, Scottish inventions and discoveries, Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science, Thomas Henderson (astronomer), Timeline of Solar System astronomy, Union Observatory, 1658 Innes, 1861 in South Africa, 1915 in science, 1933, 1933 in South Africa.

Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri (α Centauri, abbreviated Alf Cen or α Cen) is the star system closest to the Solar System, being from the Sun.

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Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology is a history of science by Isaac Asimov, written as the biographies of over 1500 scientists.

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Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), formed in 1922, is a widespread body consisting of both amateur and professional astronomers.

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David Gill (astronomer)

Sir David Gill (12 June 1843 – 24 January 1914) was a Scottish astronomer who is known for measuring astronomical distances, for astrophotography, and for geodesy.

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Gliese 588

Gliese 588 is a nearby red dwarf star of spectral type M2.5, located in the constellation Lupus at 19.34 light-years from Earth.

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Great Comet of 1901

The Great Comet of 1901, sometimes known as Comet Viscara, formally designated C/1901 G1 (and in the older nomenclature as 1901 I and 1901a), was a comet which became bright in the spring of 1901.

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Great January Comet of 1910

The Great January Comet of 1910, formally designated C/1910 A1 and often referred to as the Daylight Comet,.

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Harry Edwin Wood

Harry Edwin Wood (3 February 1881 – 27 February 1946) was an English astronomer, director of the Union Observatory in Johannesburg, and discoverer of minor planets.

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Innes

Innes, an Anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic name Aonghas (Angus).

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Innes (crater)

Innes is a lunar impact crater on the Moon's far side.

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Innes' star

Innes' star (Gliese 422) is an M3.5-type red dwarf, located in constellation Carina.

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Kapteyn's Star

Kapteyn's Star is a class M1 red subdwarf about 12.76 light years from Earth in the southern constellation Pictor; it is the closest halo star to the Solar System.

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List of astronomers

The following are list of astronomers, astrophysicists and other notable people who have made contributions to the field of astronomy.

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List of British innovations and discoveries

The following is a list and timeline of innovations as well as inventions and discoveries that involved British people or the United Kingdom including predecessor states in the history of the formation of the United Kingdom.

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List of craters on the Moon: G–K

The list of approved names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature maintained by the International Astronomical Union includes the diameter of the crater and the person the crater is named for.

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List of people with craters of the Moon named after them

The following is a list of people whose names were given to craters of the Moon. The list of approved names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature maintained by the International Astronomical Union includes the person the crater is named for.

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List of Scottish scientists

List of Scottish engineers and scientists is a list of notable Scottish scientists born in Scotland or associated with Scotland.

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LP 145-141

LP 145-141 is a white dwarf located 15 light years from the Solar System.

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Meanings of minor planet names: 1001–2000

038 | 1038 Tuckia || 1924 TK || Edward Tuck (1842–1938) and his wife; philanthropists.

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Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri, or Alpha Centauri C, is a red dwarf, a small low-mass star, about from the Sun in the constellation of Centaurus.

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Robert Innes

Robert Innes may refer to.

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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

The Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, is the oldest continuously existing scientific institution in South Africa.

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Scottish inventions and discoveries

Scottish inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques either partially or entirely invented, innovated or discovered by a person born in or descended from Scotland.

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Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science

The Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3 or S2A3) is a learned society, originally known as the South African Association for the Advancement of Science (SAAAS).

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Thomas Henderson (astronomer)

Thomas Henderson FRSE FRS FRAS (28 December 1798 – 23 November 1844) was a Scottish astronomer and mathematician noted for being the first person to measure the distance to Alpha Centauri, the major component of the nearest stellar system to Earth, the first to determine the parallax of a fixed star, and for being the first Astronomer Royal for Scotland.

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Timeline of Solar System astronomy

Timeline of Solar System astronomy.

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Union Observatory

Union Observatory also known as Johannesburg Observatory (078) is a defunct astronomical observatory in Johannesburg, South Africa that was operated between 1903 and 1971.

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1658 Innes

1658 Innes, provisional designation, is a rare-type asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 15 kilometers in diameter.

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1861 in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during 1861 in South Africa.

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1915 in science

The year 1915 involved numerous significant events in science and technology, some of which are listed below.

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1933

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1933 in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during 1933 in South Africa.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_T._A._Innes

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