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Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences The Scientific Papers of William Parsons, Third Earl of Rosse 1800-1867

by William Parsons

Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences The Scientific Papers of William Parsons, Third Earl of Rosse 1800-1867 Synopsis

William Parsons (1800-67), third Earl of Rosse, was responsible for building in 1845 the largest telescope of his time, nicknamed the 'Leviathan'. It enabled the Earl to make unprecedented astronomical discoveries, including the discovery of the spiral nature of galaxies. Rosse (then Lord Oxmantown) began publishing scientific papers on telescopes in 1828, and for the rest of his life made regular contributions to scientific journals in Ireland, England and Scotland. He served as President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1843, and of the Royal Society from 1848 to 1854, and his addresses to those societies are also included in this collection. Edited by his younger son, the engineer Sir Charles Parsons (1854-1931) and published in 1926, these papers show the wide range of the Earl's interests, from astronomy and telescopes to ancient bronze artefacts and the use of iron in shipbuilding.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108038072
Publication date: 3rd November 2011
Author: William Parsons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 260 pages
Categories: Solar system: the Sun & planets,

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