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Reference numberEC/1896/20
Previous numbersCert XII, 20
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TitleWilson, William Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionPrincipal certificate
CitationA gentleman who has devoted himself to astronomical research. In December, 1870, he was engaged on the Total Eclipse Expedition to Oran. In 1872 he built an astronomical observatory at Daramona and equipped it with a 12'' reflector by Grubb. In 1881 he built a new observatory and equipped it with a 24'' reflector by Grubb. In 1891 this was remounted and provided with electric control for stellar photography. Author of 'A Method of recording the Transits of Stars by Photography' (Roy Astron Soc, 1889); 'A New Photographic Photometer for Determining the Magnitudes' (ibid, 1892); 'On the Radiation of Heat from Sunspots' (Proc Roy Soc, vol lv); 'The Absorption of Heat in the Solar Atmosphere' (Proc Roy Irish Acad, 1892), in conjunction with Prof Rambaut; 'Experimental Investigations on the Effective Radiation from the Sun' (Phil Trans, 1894) in conjunction with Mr P L Gray; 'On the Temperature of the Carbons in the Electric Arc' (Proc Roy Soc, 1892) in conjunction with Mr P L Gray.
ProposersC V Boys; Robert S Ball; G J Stoney; Rosse; J Joly; Howard Grubb; W N Hartley; G F Fitzgerald; W Huggins; W H M Christie; G M Minchin; A G Greenhill; O Lodge
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Access statusOpen
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Wilson, William Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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