Reference numberCMB/42/2/4
TitleMinutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Astronomy
Date13 April 1833
DescriptionLists as present Francis Baily, William Whewell, with John William Lubbock, Vice President and Treasurer in the Chair. Describes Committee business, including a letter recommending that [Friedrich Wilhelm] Bessel be given the Medal, and recommending against the proposal for a subject for the Prize -- the resolution to propose to Council that Sir John F W Heschel be awarded the Medal for his work on the orbits of double stars -- agreement that the purpose of the Medal to reward the 'most eminent advances' cannot be achieved with a pre-defined subject. pp40-1.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA6486Baily; Francis (1774 - 1844); Astronomer1774 - 1844
NA6578Whewell; William (1794 - 1866)1794 - 1866
NA7010Lubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)1803 - 1865
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); Astronomer1792 - 1871
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