Thursday, 18 December 2008

Diarist 1: William Christie

B0953 William H.M. Christie © NMM

William Henry Mahoney Christie (1845-1922) was educated at the University of Cambridge and was Chief Assistant to George Biddell Airy from 1871 to 1881. He succeeded Airy as Astronomer Royal, a post which he held until 1910.

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