Authorised form of namePond; John (1767 - 1836)
Dates1767 - 1836
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (1767)
Blackheath, London (07 September 1836)
In the tomb of Edmond Halley, Lee churchyard, near Greenwich, London
Trinity College, Cambridge (chemistry)
On account of poor health, visited Portugal, Malta, Constantinople and Egypt; settled in Westbury, Somerset and took up astronomy (1798); moved to London and engaged in practical astronomy (1810); Astronomer Royal (1811); Lelande Prize from the Academie des Sciences, Paris (1817); retired on a pension (1835); catalogued 1113 stars
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Copley Medal 1823
VP 1830-1831
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1836 No 27 pp 434-435
M Croarken, 'Astronomical labourers: Maskelyne's assistants at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1765 - 1811' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 285 - 298
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3168
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/6/74Letter from J F W Herschel, Colnbrook, to John Pond1 November 1821
MM/8/80Letter from Jose de Mendoza Rios, Buckingham Place, to John Pond 18 December 1815
DM/3/155John Pond, 'The Report of Mr Pond on Mr Faraday's Telescope'23 December 1830
DM/2/97Letter from John Pond, Royal Observatory, to Stephen Lee21 April 1825
DM/3/157Letter from John Pond, Royal Observatory1831
DM/3/133Bill and Receipt, John Pond, Sir Joseph Banks and P & G Dollond, £115.0.013 March 1818
DM/3/160Report by the Barlow Telescope CommitteeMay 1831
DM/2/96Copy of letter from Stephen Lee, Royal Society, to John Pond9 April 1825
AP/12/18Description of a Method of determining the direction of the Meridian applicable to Geodetical operations and to the verification of a Meridian Mark in fixed Observationsnd
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1832
MS/391/243Bond of John Pond to the Treasurer of the Royal Society5 March 1807
RR/1/152Referee's report by John Pond, on an unnamed paper by Joseph Jackson Lister11 March 1830
L&P/12/141Paper, 'The declination of some of the principal fixed stars and description of an astronomical circle' by John Pond1806
L&P/12/141/1Paper, 'The declination of some of the principal fixed stars and description of an astronomical circle' by John Pond1806
IM/003622Pond, John30 June 1975
MM/8/78Letter from John Pond to Sir Joseph Banks14 December 1815
DM/2/94Copy of letter from Stephen Lee to John Pond20 December 1834
EC/1806/15Pond, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1/41Letter from Stephen Peter Rigaud, Richmond, to the Royal Society12 August 1814
MC/1/78Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to Sir Humphry Davy, President of the Royal Society21 November 1821
MC/1/110Letter from George Harvey, Plymouth, to Davies Gilbert, Treasurer of the Royal Society1 May 1824
MC/1/133Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Society30 July 1825
MC/1/135Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Society19 October 1825
MC/1/141Letter from John Pond, Astronomer Royal, to the Royal Society9 March 1826
MC/1/182Letter from Thomas John Hussey, Rectory at Chislehurst, to Doctor [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society 11 December 1829
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