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Assistant in the magnetical and meteorological department of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich 1840-1844. Then became observer in the private observatory of George Bishop (F.R.S. 1848) at South Villa, Regent's Park, London (1844-1861). F.R.A.S. 1844. Foreign Secretary 1847-1857. President 1880-1881. Elected F.R.S. 1851, but this was declared void. Re-elected F.R.S. 1863. Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac 1853-1891. He discovered ten minor planets Iris (1847) Flora (1847) Victoria (1850) Ir...
English cleric William Buckland worked as a geologist and vertebrate paleontologist. The first Reader of Geology, University of Oxford (from 1819), Buckland is most noted as the scientific discoverer of dinosaurs. From the guide to the William Buckland papers, 1817-1848, 1817-1848, (American Philosophical Society) ...