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|Airy, George Biddell.|
Adm. sizar (age 18) at TRINITY, Mar. 7, 1819.
S. of William.
B. July 27, 1801, at Alnwick, Northumberland.
School, Colchester Grammar.
Matric. Michs. 1819; Scholar, 1822; 1st Smith's Prizeman; B.A.
Wrangler) 1823; M.A. 1826; incorp. at Oxford, 1830.
Fellow, 1824; Hon. Fellow, 1867.
Tutor, 1824-6. Hon. LL.D. 1862.
D.C.L. (Oxford) 1844.
LL.D. (Edin.) 1848.
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, 1826-8. Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, 1828-36.
Director of the Cambridge Observatory, 1828-36.
Introduced an improved system of meridian observations; superintended the erection of several instruments and devised the equatorial mount for the Cauchoix 12-in. lens.
Astronomer Royal, 1835-81; completely re-equipped the Royal Observatory with instruments designed by himself.
Created at Greenwich a magnetic and meteorological department.
Gold medal, 1846.
Controlled the British Expeditions to observe the transit of Venus in 1874.
Received the Telford medal (Inst.E.E.) for a paper on suspension bridges, 1867.
A member of the French Institute and of other foreign scientific bodies.
Received Orders from several foreign governments.
Married Richarda, dau. of Richard Smith, R. of Edensor, Derbs., Mar. 24, 1830.
Of the White House, Greenwich, and of Playford, Suffolk.
Author, astronomical, etc.
Died Jan. 2, 1892, aged 90, at Greenwich.
Buried at Playford.
Brother of William (1825); father of Hubert (next), Osmond (1863) and Wilfrid (1854).
(D.N.B., Suppl. I.)
|George Biddell AIRY |
Approx. lifespan: 18011892
Tripos: Trinity College Math. 1823star
Adm sizar aged 18 Trinity College 1819:03:07
s. of William AIRY
b. Alnwick, Northumberland , 1801:07:27
Sch: Colchester Grammar
1st Smith's Prizeman
BA Senr. Wrangler 1823
incorp. at Oxford 1830
Hon. Fellow 1867
DCL Oxford 1844
LLD Edin. 1848
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics: 1826-28
Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy: 1828-36
Director of: : Cambridge Observatory [Cambridge], [Cambridgeshire], 1828-36
Introduced an improved system of meridian observations:
superintended the erection of several instruments and devised the equatorial mount for the Cauchoix 12-in. lens
Astronomer Royal: 1835-81
completely re-equipped Royal Observatory with instruments designed by himself
Created at Greenwich, [London], a magnetic and meteorological department
Gold Medal 1846
Controlled the British Expeditions to observe the transit of Venus: in1874
Telford Medal (Inst.E.E.)<hna>for a paper on suspension bridges</hna> 1867
Member of: : French Institute and of other foreign scientific bodies
Received Orders from several foreign governments
m. Richarda SMITH dau. of Richard SMITH R.: Edensor, Derbyshire , 1830:03:24
of White House, Greenwich, [London],
of Playford, Suffolk ,
Publ.: astronomical, etc.
d. aged 90 Greenwich, [London], 1892:01:02
bur. Playford, [Suffolk],
brother of William AIRY (1825)
father of Hubert AIRY (1856)
father of Osmond AIRY (1863)
father of Wilfrid AIRY (1854)
( D.N.B., Suppl . I)
[add:] s. of William AIRY Excise Officer: [:add]
[add:] s. of Ann BIDDELL AIRY [:add]
[add:]Publ.: Mathematical tracts in Physical Astronomy [:add]
[add:]Portrait engraving CAS: D2; Portrait by PARDON and bust, at Observatory[:add]
[add:](P.J. Wallis; Goodison: CP: 296-7)[:add]