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Atkinson, Robert D’escourt, Prof. (1898-1982), born near Rhaeadr, astronomer, physicist, Chief Assistant at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Later professor at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, (Jones 2014, 80).
Powys County Observatory (1990- ), Knighton , now re-named The Spaceguard Centre that was originally established as an astronomy outreach facility. The observatory now undertakes research into detecting Near Earth Objects that are a risk to the Earth.
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Robert D’escourt Atkinson, Prof. (1898-1982), astronomer, physicist.
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