Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington O.M. F.R.S. (1882-1944) Plumian Professor: 1913-1944, provided evidence for Relativity in 1919 eclipse expedition, popularizer of Relativity. Director of the Cambridge Observatory 1914-1944 and resided at the Observatory with mother Sarah Ann Eddington (1852-1924) and sister, Winifred Eddington (1879-1954). Obits. MNRAS Vol. 105, p.68 (1945) The Observatory, Vol. 66, p. 1-12 (1945) Popular Astronomy, Vol. 53, p.253 (1945) See also ODNB. Memorial at Trinity College Chapel.
George Petros Efstathiou (1955-) FRS (1994) Director of the Institute of Astronomy 2004-2008, Director of the Kavili Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge 2008-
Richard Salisbury Ellis (1950-) Plumian Professor 1993-1999 FRS (1995) Director of the Institute of Astronomy 1994-1999, CBE (2008)
Frederick Entwistle (1896?-1917) Junior Assistant at the Cambridge Observatory 1914-17. Killed in action as a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment 9 October 1917, he is burried at the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium (Commonwealth War Graves Commission database)
Andrew Christopher Fabian (1948-) FRS (1996) OBE (2006) Director of the Institute of Astronomy (2013-)
Miss Judith Veronica Field (??) Assistant in Research, Combined Observatories 1970-72
Peter Berners Fellgett (1922-2008) Senior Assistant Observer 1955-9, then to Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. First professor of cybernetics at a British university (Reading, 1964). FRS (1986). Obit. The Observatory 129 (2009) 107
Miss Hilda Gibb (??) Of Girton College, Computer at the Cambridge Observatory 1902-3
James Glaisher (1809-1903) Junior Assistant Observer at the Cambridge Observatory 1833-1835, later meteorologist at Greenwich, FRS and pioneer balloonist. Obits. MNRAS 64 (1903) p.280. The Observatory Vol. 26, p. 129-132 (1903)
John Glaisher (1819-1846) Junior Assistant Observer at the Cambridge Observatory 1836-1844. Married Jane Sarah, daughter of the late Revd. B. Berry, Vicar of Thriplow on 6 June 1844 (Bury & Norwich Post 12 June). Died at Blackheath, 16 May 1846 (Ipswich Journal 30 May). MNRAS 7 (1847) p.198-199.
Alfred Winton Goatcher (1873?-1925?, active 1892-1910) Assistant to Mr Newall at the Cambridge Observatory 1892-1902, Established Computer at the Royal Observatory the Cape 1902-7, member 'GOK' of the BAA VSS. See also JBAA 20 (1910) 430-433 'Notes on Halley's Comet, April 13 to May 3, 1910'.
Douglas Owen Gough (1941-) FRS (1997) Director of the Institute of Astronomy 1999-2004
Andrew Graham (1815-1908) discovered the asteroid 9 Metis whilst employed at the Markree Observatory in Ireland. Senior Assistant at the Cambridge Observatory 1864-1903. Entry in ODNB.
Henry Ernest Green (1889-1944) Junior Assistant at the Cambridge Observatory 1918-44. Obit. MNRAS 105 (1945) 90-91.
Miss Hardy (??) Computer at Cambridge Observatory 1876 to August 1881 (resigned)
William Ernest Hartley (1877-1917) Junior Assistant at the Cambridge Observatory 1903-1913, Senior Assistant 1913-1917. Died on H.M.S. Vanguard when the vessel exploded at anchor 9 July 1917, he was serving as a Naval Instructor, he is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial (Commonwealth War Graves Commission database). Obit. MNRAS 78 (1918) 248.
Stephen Hawking CBE CH FRS (1942-) theoretical physicist and popular writer. Researcher at Institute of Theoretical Astronomy 1968-72 and Institute of Astronomy 1972-73
Revd. Sir John Charles William Herschel (1869-1950) was briefly a Research Student at the Cambridge Observatory 1900-1901. Observed the 1900 Leonids and 1901 Lyrids from Cambridge MNRAS 61 (1901) 141 & MNRAS 61 (1901) 564 See Obituary MNRAS 111 (1951) 157
Paul Charles Hewett (1956- ) John Couch Adam's Astronomer 1995-2000, Director of the Institute of Astronomy 2012-13
Anthony Hewish (1924-) developed aperture synthesis at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (1974 Nobel Prize winner)
Sydney Samuel Hough (1870-1923) educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. Thrird Wrangler, 1892. Smith's Prize, 1894. Isaac Newton student and St. John's Fellow, 1895. Chief Assistant, Cape Observatory, 1898. HM Astronomer at the Cape 1907-23. Obit. MNRAS 84 (1924) 216. The Observatory 46 (1923) 269.
Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) Plumian Professor: 1958-1972, developed nucleosynthesis theory in astrophysics, opposed big-bang theory in cosmology, wrote science fiction, founder and Director (1967-1972) of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge. Obits. The Observatory, Vol. 121, p. 405-408 (2001) ODNB
Robert C. Kennicutt Jr. (1951-) Plumian Professor: 2005-, FRS (2011) Director of the Institute of Astronomy 2008-2012
Harald von Kluber (1901-1978) Assistant Observer 1949-1960 then Assistant Director of the Solar Physics Observatory 1960-68, retired at age limit, but continued at Malta out station to 1971 supported by SRC grant. See Obituary QJRAS 20 (1979) 472-5.
Mr Le Jeune / Lejeune (??) Assistant observer/computer Summer 1846, a graduate of the University of Leyden (see Observatory Syndicate Report for 1846)
Abbe Georges Henri Joseph Edouard Lemaitre (1894-1966) Cosmologist and pioneer of the Big Bang theory, worked with Eddington at the Cambridge Observatory over the year 1923-4, see Annual Report of the Observatory Syndicate 1924.
Edward Hubert Linfoot (1905-1982) Assistant Director and John Couch Adam's Astronomer at Cambridge Observatories 1948-1969. See Obituary QJRAS 25 (1984) 219
Roger Long (1680-1770) first Lowdean Professor of astronomy, created a planetarium sphere 'the Uranium' at Pembroke which existed from 1758-1871. See ODNB
Donald Lynden-Bell (1935- ) CBE Director of Institute of Astronomy 1972-77, 1982-87 & 1992-94, FRS (1978) Eddington Medal (1984), RAS Gold Medal (1993), Kavli Prize (2008)
Raymond Arthur Lyttleton (1911-1995) graduate of Clare College (1933), 'honorary' staff member of Cambridge Observatory, Fellow of St. Johns College (1937). FRS (1955), Gold medal of the RAS (1959), Royal Medal (1965). Institute of Theoretical Astronomy/Institute of Astronomy 1967-1978. Professor of theoretical astronomy (1969-, emeritus 1978-). Theoretical work in astronomy and geophysics, numerous books and papers. See ODNB Obit. Nature 375 (1995) 738