Caernarvonshire

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The Society would be delighted to hear from anyone with more information about this county’s links with astronomy. Can you add anything to the names of the people and places listed below? Please contact me if you have anything however small. Email: Survey Officer

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.

Societies and Organisations

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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