Reference numberEC/1884/12
Previous numbersCert XI, 68
TitleHerschel, Alexander Stewart: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationGraduated 20th Wrangler in 1859 - Professor of Exp Physics & lecturer on Astronomy & Nat Philosophy for 5 years, at Glasgow; & since 1871 at Newcastle. - Life Member of the Brit Association, of which he has been Secretary & V Pres of Sect A - For 16 years Sec of the Luminous Meteor Com & for 7 years Chairman of the Rock Conductivity Com of that body. - Well known by his constant labours in Meteoric Astronomy (as also in Meteorology & Spectroscopy) in which his collation of observations & comparison with cometary paths have contributed much to the present state. The R Soc Cat shows 60 titles on these subjects from his pen - But his best claim is - unstinted self-devotion to scientific culture among the artizans of the North.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge: Henry Woodward; W S W Vaux
From Personal Knowledge: G B Airy; Warren De La Rue; James Glaisher; R Grant; J R Hind; J Norman Lockyer; John Lubbock; Charles Pritchard; T R Robison; William Thomson; John Tyndall; Fredk Guthrie; R B Clifton; G Carey Foster; R S Newall; Hy B Tristram
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Herschel, Alexander Stewart: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA6670Herschel; Alexander Stewart (1836 - 1907); astronomer1836 - 1907
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