Reference numberEC/1849/09
TitleLassell, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationThe Discoverer of The Satellite of Neptune, and the Eighth Satellite of Saturn. The improver of The Reflecting Telescope. Distinguished for his acquaintance with the science of Astronomy. Eminent as a practical Astronomer and practical Mechanic, who has himself constructed instruments surpassed in dimensions by only one in the world, and has himself used in important discoveries.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. H T De la Beche; R Willis; Chas Brooke; C Babbage
From Personal Knowledge. G B Airy; J F W Herschel; W H Smyth; R Sheepshanks; Tho Galloway; James Booth; John Lee; Baden Powell; Wrottesley;
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Lassell, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA7987Lassell; William (1799 - 1880); astronomer1799 - 1880
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