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Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

David Clarke


The book provides a comprehensive narrative concerning Glasgow's connections with Astronomy since the University's establishment in 1451. It covers the educational and scientific contributions of notable and sometimes notorious individuals, providing biographies of outstanding people, including George Sinclair, the Professors Dick , the Professors Wilson, James Watt, John Pringle Nichol, Robert Grant, Ludwig Becker and William Smart. Through such people, discoveries related to sunspots, the monochromaticity within light, the behaviour of dew-point and the discovery of infra-red radiation remar ... More

Keywords: Establishment of the University, Glasgow Astronomy, Glasgow observatories, Telegraphic time signals, Discovery of infra-red radiation, Time-gun, City public clocks, Sunspots, Monochromaticity within light

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748678891
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Clarke, author
University of Glasgow