Richard van der Riet Woolley, 24 April 1906 - 24 December 1986

@article{Mccrea1988RichardVD,
  title={Richard van der Riet Woolley, 24 April 1906 - 24 December 1986},
  author={W. H. Mccrea},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1988},
  pages={921 - 982}
}
  • W. Mccrea
  • Published 1988
  • Computer Science
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
For the almost three centuries from the appointment of John Flamsteed in 1675 to the retirement of Richard Woolley in 1971, the office of Director of the Royal Observatory and the title Astronomer Royal were deemed inseparable (although just at the outset there had been slight variability in the title’s wording). Flamsteed and his successors were all among Britain’s most distinguished scientists. They included Edmond Halley, in office 1720-42, probably the greatest scientist of the generation… Expand
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Harold Spencer Jones, 1890-1960
  • R. Woolley
  • Mathematics
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
  • 1961
Harold Spencer Jones was the third child, and eldest son, of Henry Charles Jones, an accountant, and Sarah Ryland, who had been a schoolmistress. He was born in Kensington on 29 March 1890 andExpand
Captain Cook and the transit of Venus of 1769
  • R. Woolley
  • Geology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
  • 1969
The motions of the planets among the stars even if observed with instruments capable of no greater accuracy than one minute of arc can be analysed to produce orbits whose relative sizes are knownExpand
Magnetic observations in Spitzbergen in 1927
The following observations were made by the writer of this article while a member of a Cambridge University expedition to Edge Island, the southeast member of the Spitzbergen group, in July andExpand
A survey of observational problems of stellar evolution
  • R. Woolley
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1961
I shall start by giving an account of the remarkable work on moving star groups on which Dr Eggen has been engaged for the last 2 or 3 years. Dr Eggen cannot present the results of his researchesExpand
Motions of the Nearby Stars
The motions of the nearby stars can be studied in especial detail since, if the stars are sufficiently close to admit a determination of the trigonometrical parallax, all three rectangular componentsExpand
The region of NGC 6522
The field of NGC 6522 is of especial importance because Baade considered that the cluster-type variable stars found in this field were located in a stellar concentration at the centre of the Galaxy.Expand
Galactic orbits of stars
Abstract Analytical solutions in terms of Weierstrassian elliptic functions are given for the motion of a mass-point under the attraction of an heterogeneous spheroid. The problem is restricted toExpand
Radiative equilibrium in the ionosphere
  • R. Woolley, S. Chapman
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1947
The equations of radiative equilibrium in the earth ’s atmosphere are examined with special reference to high temperatures in the ionosphere arising out of a radiation balance between heavyExpand
Variable Stars
THERE are good reasons for believing that when a molten sun has sufficiently cooled down to allow of the formation of a solid surface, the solid surface rapidly cools. We may, therefore, regard aExpand
The mechanism of ionospheric ionization. II
  • R. Woolley
  • Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1946
The available mechanisms for the production of electrons in the three regions of the ionosphere are discussed with special reference to the question whether it is possible to account for the observedExpand
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