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Authorised form of nameSpencer Jones; Sir; Harold (1890 - 1960); astronomer
Other forms of nameHarold Spencer
Other forms of surnameJones
Dates1890 - 1960
NationalityBritish
Place of birthKensington, London, England
Date of birth29 March 1890
Place of deathGreenwich, London
Date of death03/11/1960
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityEducation:
Latymer Upper School, King Street, London (left 1907); MA, ScD
Career:
His Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape; ex-Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge; Chief Assistant, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1913-1923; Assistant Director of Optical Supplies, Woolwich, 1916-1919; Secretary, Royal Astronomical Society, 1923
Honours:
Kt 1943; KBE 1955
Memberships:
FRAS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/05/1930
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1943
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB (under 'Spencer Jones')
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1961 vol 7 pp 137-145, plate, by R v d R Woolley
Royal Society codeNA3379
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/WS/1225Jones, Sir Harold Spencer
IM/GA/WS/1225/BJones, Sir Harold Spencernd
RR/20/78Referee's report by Frank Watson Dyson, on a paper 'The flexure of telescope mirror-discs arising from their weight, and its influence upon resolving power' by Harold Spencer JonesMay 1913
RR/38/85Referee's report by Alfred Fowler, on a paper 'The light of the night sky: Analysis of intensity variations observed at the Cape, at Canberra and in England' by Harold Spencer JonesNovember 1929
RR/53/133Referee's report by Harold Spencer Jones, on a paper 'The spectra of singly and doubly ionized sulphur in the region ?? 3300-4900 a' by A Hunter[March 1934]
RR/65/234Referee's report by Harold Spencer Jones, on a paper 'The refraction and dispersion of air and dispersion of air for the visible spectrum' by J E Sears and H Barrell June 1938
RR/66/102Letter from John David Griffith Davies, to Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley24 January 1940
RR/66/116Fifth letter from John David Griffith Davies, to Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley16 July 1945
RR/66/117Sixth letter from John David Griffith Davies, to Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley1 January 1946
RR/66/115Fifth letter from Harold Spencer Jones, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley16 July 1945
RR/66/109Second letter from John David Griffith Davies, to Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley12 March 1940
RR/66/110Third letter from Harold Spencer Jones, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley14 March 1940
RR/66/112Third letter from John David Griffith Davies, to Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley9 July 1945
RR/66/114Fourth letter from John David Griffith Davies, to Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley20 July 1945
RR/66/119Letter from Harold Spencer Jones, to David Christie Martin, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley29 January 1947
RR/66/118Sixth letter from Harold Spencer Jones, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley21 December 1945
RR/65/218Referee's report by Harold Spencer Jones, on a paper 'Electromagnetic induction in non-uniform conductors, and the determination of the conductivity of the Earth from terrestrial magnetic variations by A T Price and B N Lahiri April 1938
RR/70/137Referee's report by Harold Spencer Jones, on a paper 'An investigation of galactic radiation in the radio spectrum' by James Stanley Hey, S J Parsons and J W Phillips1947
NLB/72/935Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Harold Spencer] Jones, FRS8 July 1930
EC/1930/09Spencer Jones, Sir Harold: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WS/1225/DJones, Sir Harold Spencernd
RR/66/113Fourth letter from Harold Spencer Jones, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley18 July 1945
RR/66/98Letter from Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley15 December 1939
RR/66/103Second letter from Harold Spencer Jones, regarding a paper 'The Earth's magnetic field in Southern Africa at the epoch, 1 July 1930' by E N Grindley25 January 1940
IM/005633Cambridge University Training Corpsnd
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