Grant, Robert, 1814-1892Alternative names
Studied at King's College, Aberdeen and in 1841 entered his brother's counting house in London. He began to collect material for his 'History of Physical Astronomy' (1852). He went to Paris and attended the lectures of Arago and Leverrier. His work gained him in 1856 the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. F.R.A.S., 1850, L.L. D, Aberdeen, 1855. F.R.S., 1865. He worked at the Royal Observatory (Greenwich) and in 1859 was appointed Professor of Astronomy in the University of Glasgow and Director of the Observatory there.
From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1852-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82295958