Sir Francis Ronalds and the early years of the Kew Observatory

  title={Sir Francis Ronalds and the early years of the Kew Observatory},
  author={Beverley F. Ronalds},
  • B. Ronalds
  • Published 1 June 2016
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • Weather
Sir Francis Ronalds (1788–1873) played a vital early role in the establishment of the Kew Observatory's stellar reputation in meteorology and geomagnetism. Serving as the Honorary Superintendent for its first decade, his areas of focus became longstanding features of the institution. He invented numerous instruments to institute comprehensive and long‐term measurement of meteorological parameters, atmospheric electricity and geomagnetism. He also supplied equipment around the world, trained… 
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  • Physics, Biology
    History of Geo- and Space Sciences
  • 2019
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The history of the Kew Observatory

  • R. Scott
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
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The building, known by a misnomer of at least half a century’s date as the Kew Observatory, while it is really situated at Richmond, is erected on, or close to, a part of the foundations of a much