Astronomers: Glamorgan


Billups, Percy Christopher Charles, Dr. (1859-1938), medical surgeon, amateur observer and observer of comets, lived in Barry.

Bowen, Edward George, FRS (1911-1991), physicist, astronomer and Australian scientific administrator, originated from Swansea.

Bruce, W. Conybeare, Ven. Archdeacon (1844-1919), Anglican cleric and amateur astronomer, owned 12-inch reflector in observatory.

Cowling, Thomas George, Prof., FRS (1906-1990), applied mathematician and astrophysicist, one time lecturer in Swansea.

Davies, David Tegfan, Rev. Dr. (1883-1963), amateur observer and popular lecturer, resided in Pontypridd and Glynneath.

Evans, Franklen George, Dr., JP (1826-1904), medical doctor and amateur astronomer, owned 12-inch reflector in observatory, Cardiff and Vale of Neath.

Featherstone, Bernard Edward (1913-1995), amateur astronomer.

Heath, Thomas Edward (1849-1918), amateur observer, popular lecturer, Cardiff and Penarth.

Jenkins, John (1803-1868), clockmaker/jeweller/gunsmith; Swansea’s first FRAS.

Jones, Dan, Cardiff, curator of the Cardiff City Telescope.

Jones, Evan Lewis (1876-?), popular lecturer, lived Merthyr Tyfil.

Lattey, Norman (fl.1890s), amateur observer and organiser, resident in Cardiff in 1890s.

Lee, Henry Herbert, Major General (1838-1920), amateur observer, Dinas Powys.

Llewellyn, John Dillwyn, FRS (1810-1882), amateur astronomer, built observatory on estate at Pen-lle’r-gaer.

Madge, Ernest (1876-?), amateur observer, astrophotographer, Tongwynlais.

Mee, Arthur Butler Phillips (1860-1926), amateur astronomer and author, lived in Cardiff (Jones 2014, 77).

Middlehurst, Barbara (1915-1995), US-based writer on astronomy and lunar specialist, originated from Penarth.

Norton, Arthur Philip (1876-1955), author of Norton’s Star Atlas, was born in Cardiff.

Pigott, Nathaniel, FRS (1725-1804), amateur astronomer, lived at Frampton, near Llantwit Major in the 1770s.

Pigott, Edward (1753-1825), amateur astronomer and son of Nathaniel Pigott, lived at Frampton, near Llantwit Major in the 1770s where he established an observatory (see below).

Rees, John  (1862-?), amateur observer, popular lecturer, Penarth.

Smyth, William Henry, Admiral (1788-1865), lived for a time in Cardiff while supervising construction of new docks.

Tanner, Henry William Lloyd, Prof., FRS (1851-1915), professor of mathematics in Cardiff, amateur observer.

Taylor, Albert (1865-?), one time assistant to Sir Norman Lockyer and to Andrew Ainslie Common, organised Royal Society and R.A.S. Eclipse Expeditions, lived in Penarth.

Waters, William John (b. 1875), amateur observer, telescope maker, Abercynffig.

Whitmell, Charles Thomas (1849-1919), amateur astronomer and observer, one time resident in Cardiff. (see Yorkshire for full details)

Williams, Harry Samuel (1840-1921), amateur astronomer, Swansea.

Winks,William Edward, Rev. (1842-?), amateur observer, popular lecturer, Cardiff.

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