Reference numberEC/1896/20
Previous numbersCert XII, 20
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
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen
Related materialEC/1896/19

Wilson, William Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society

Fellows associated with this archive
NA5490Wilson; William Edward (1851 - 1908)1851 - 1908
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView