Carlow

Astronomers

Downing, Arthur Matthew Weld  (1850 – 1917), born in Carlow, Ireland. He became an assistant at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in 1873. He became superintendent of HM Nautical Almanac Office from 1891 to 1910. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1896  (see Obit., MNRAS, 78 [1918], 241-3; Obs, 66 [1918, 70]; ODNB)

 

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