Wednesday, 25 February 2009

J.R. Hind

RH says..... Having mentioned John Russell Hind in the previous post, I came across this photograph of him in my office, looking a little dour. He was an Assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1840 to 1844 and, after a period working at the private observatory of George Bishop, he became Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac Office from 1853 to 1891.

1 comment:

  1. Celebrating the birth of John Russell Hind: May 12, 1823 – December 23, 1895 at the Today in Astronomy blog. I used your picture and linked to your blog.

    I love your unique way of sharing some astronomy history!