Institute of Astronomy

IoA Open Afternoon 23rd March 2013: Library Display

Published on 05/03/2013 

To mark 100 years since the death of Sir Robert Stawell Ball, the IoA Library will be mounting a historical display of books and pictures at the IoA Open Afternoon on Saturday 23rd March.  The Display will run from 2.30-6.30pm on this day only!

Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was Director of the Cambridge Observatory from 1892-1913 and was a famous populariser of astronomy as well as making serious progress in astronomy and mathematics.  His varied life encompassed Birr Castle, Dublin Zoo, Irish light-houses and the theory of screws!

For PDF of display poster CLICK HERE

 

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