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|Dyson, Frank Watson.|
Adm. subsizar at TRINITY, Oct. 8, 1886.
S. of Watson, Baptist Minister, of 13, Lewis Street, Halifax, Yorks.
B. Jan. 8, 1868, at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics.
School, Bradford Grammar (Mr Keeling). Matric. Michs. 1886; Scholar, 1887; Sheepshanks Exhibitioner, 1888 (2nd Wrangler, 1889; Math.
Trip., Pt II, 1st Class, 1890); B.A. 1889; First Smith's Prize, 1891; Isaac Newton Student, 1892; M.A. 1893; Honorary Sc.D. 1929.
LL.D. Edinburgh and Toronto.
Chief Assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1894-1905.
Astronomer-Royal for Scotland, 1905-10.
Astronomer-Royal at Greenwich, 1910-33.
President of the Astronomical Society, 1911-13.
Vice-President of the Royal Society, 1913-14.
President of the British Astronomical Association, 1916-18.
Chiefly responsible for the successful work of the International Astronomical Union during the years following the Great War; President, 1928-32.
Organized astronomical expeditions to observe the solar eclipse of May 1919; the results confirmed Einstein's prediction that light-rays would be found to be bent by the gravitational attraction of the sun.
Joint author, Eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Of 27, Westbourne Park Road, Blackheath, S.E. Died May 25, 1939, at sea.
(Burke, P. and B.; The Times, May 26, 1939.)
|Frank Watson DYSON |
Approx. lifespan: 18681939
Adm. subsizar Trinity College 1886:10:08
s. of Watson DYSON Baptist Minister of 13 Lewis Street, Halifax, Yorkshire ,
b. Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire , 1868:01:08
Sch: Bradford Grammar School Bradford, [Yorkshire], ( Mr KEELING )
Sheepshanks Exhibitioner: 1888
(2 nd Wrangler 1889;
Math.Trip., Pt II, 1st Class(1890);
First Smith's Prize 1891
Isaac Newton Student: 1892
Honorary ScD 1929
LLD Edinburgh, [Scotland], and Toronto, [Canada],
Chief Assistant at: : Royal <wrk> Observatory </wrk> Greenwich, [London], 1894-1905
Astronomer-Royal for: : Scotland , 1905-10
Astronomer-Royal at: : Greenwich, [London], 1910-33
President of: : Astronomical Society 1911-13
Vice-President of Royal Society 1913-14
President of: : British Astronomical Association 1916-18
Chiefly responsible for the successful work of the International Astronomical Union during the years following the Great War[1914-18]
Organized astronomical expeditions to observe the solar eclipse of 1919:05
the results confirmed Einstein's prediction that light-rays would be found to be bent by the gravitational attraction of the sun.
Joint author, Eclipses of the Sun and Moon.
Of 27 Westbourne Park Road, Blackheath, [London], S.E.
d. 1939:05:25 at sea.
(Burke, P. and B.; The Times 1939:05:26)