Reference numberEC/1881/11
TitleChristie, Sir William Henry Mahoney: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationInventor of a recording micrometer used with the Greenwich Transit Circle; of a photometer for measuring the brightness & colour of stars; of a new form of solar eye-piece; & of the "half-prism" spectroscope in use at the Royal Observatory Greenwich & elsewhere. Author of "Elementary Manual of Astronomy" (SPCK series) & of the following papers: - "On a recording micrometer" (Monthly Notices RAS Vol 33); "on the Colour & Brightness of Stars as measured with a new Photometer" (Monthly Notices RAS Vol 34); "on the determination of the Scale of Photographs of the Transit of Venus" (Monthly Notices RAS Vol 36); "on the magnifying Power of the Half Prism, & on the general Theory of the Half-Prism Spectroscope" (Proc RS no 179, 1877); "on a new form of Solar Eye-piece" (Monthly Notices RAS Vol 36) "on the systematic error of Greenwich NP Distances" (Read before the R Ast Socy Jany 1880); together with several other important papers which have appeared in the Monthly Notices of the RAS. - Distinguished as a Mathematician & Astronomer, attached to Science & anxious to promote its progress.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge: I Todhunter
From Personal Knowledge: J C Adams; J Challis; G B Airy; William Huggins; Warren De La Rue; E J Stone; Charles Pritchard; J Norman Lockyer; W de W Abney; Wm Lassell; J R Hind; Arthur Schuster; Charles V Walker; Fredk Guthrie
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Christie, Sir William Henry Mahoney: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA6998Christie; Sir; William Henry Mahoney (1845 - 1922)1845 - 1922
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