Caernarvonshire

 

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Astronomers

Bryan, George Hartley, Prof. (1865-1928), professor of mathematics at Bangor, author of textbook on positional astronomy.

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

Griffith, John Edwards (1843-1933), amateur astronomer, Bangor.

Jones, John (“Y Seryddwr”, 1818-1898), amateur astronomer, lived in Bangor.

Newing, Robert Albert (1913-1984), lecturer in mathematics in Bangor.

Parry, Maldwyn Tecwyn, Rev. (d. c. 1988), amateur observer, Bangor.

Phillips, William, Rev. (1870-?), amateur observer, Llandudno.

Morgan-Jones, J. C. M. (1895-?), amateur astronomer, Pwllheli.

Roberts, Eleazar (1825-1912), amateur astronomer and observer, born in Pwllheli (although spent most of his life in Liverpool).

Thomas, John William (“Arfonwyson”, 1805-1840), worked as computer, then assistant at Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

Observatories

University observatory in Bangor with six-inch refractor, 1920s-c.1960s.

Astronomy Groups

Gwynedd Astronomical Society (GwAS), founded 1974-present.

Aberconwy Astronomical Society (AbercAS), founded late 1980s-early 1990s, now defunct.

Academics and associated professionals

Thomas George Cowling, Prof., F.R.S. (1906-1990), applied mathematician and astrophysicist, one time professor in Bangor.

Robert Albert Newing (1913-1984), lecturer in mathematics in Bangor, collaborated with T. G. Cowling on oscillations in stars.

George Hartley Bryan, Prof. (1865-1928), professor of mathematics at Bangor, author of textbook on positional astronomy.

Authors, lecturers, broadcasters

John William Thomas, (“Arfonwyson”, 1805-1840), author of books and pamphlets on mathematics and astronomy.

George Hartley Bryan, Prof. (1865-1928), professor of mathematics at Bangor, author of textbook on positional astronomy.

Resources

County Record Office
Victoria Dock
Caernarfon LL55 1SH
Wales

Correspondence Address :
County Offices
Shirehall Street
Caernarfon LL55 1SH

Tel 01286 679095/679088(Principal Archivist)
Fax 01286 679637

Email archives@gwynedd.gov.uk
URL http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/archives/

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