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Sir Robert Stawell Ball Greetings Card

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Sir Robert Stawell Ball NPG 4544

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by Sir Leslie Ward

Robert Stawell Ball was an astronomer, mathematician, and writer of popular science books. In 1865, Lord Rosse asked Ball to be his children's tutor. He agreed on condition that he could use Rosse's reflector which was, at the time, the largest in the world. While working for Rosse Ball made many observations of nebulae. In 1867, he was appointed to a post in the Royal College of Science, Dublin, and in 1874 became Royal Astronomer of Ireland. He was Lowdean Professor of Astronomy at... more

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