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Bauer, Franz Andreas

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Science and Mathematics; Physics. 1383 words.

Bauer, Franz Andreas (1758–1840), microscopist and botanical artist, was born on 4 October 1758 in Feldsberg, Austria (now Valtice, Czech Republic). He was the second of the four sons of...

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Bidwell, Shelford

T. E. James.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Physics. 858 words.

Bidwell, Shelford (1848–1909), physicist and developer of telephotography, was born on 6 March 1848 at Thetford, Norfolk, the eldest son of Shelford Clarke Bidwell, brewer, of Thetford, who...

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Common, Andrew Ainslie

K. L. Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1385 words.

Common, Andrew Ainslie (1841–1903), astronomer and astronomical photographer, was born on 7 August 1841 at Oxford Street, St Andrew, Newcastle upon Tyne, one of two sons of Thomas Common, a...

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Reade, Joseph Bancroft

R. D. Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Art. 1184 words.

Reade, Joseph Bancroft (1801–1870), microscopist and experimenter in photography, was born on 5 April 1801 at Kirkgate, Leeds, Yorkshire, the eldest of six sons and two daughters of Thomas...

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Robinson, John Ebdon [known as John Ebdon]

Patrick Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 994 words.

Robinson, John Ebdon [known as John Ebdon] (1923–2005), planetarium director and broadcaster, was born on 22 December 1923 at Durham House, 102 Crouch Hill, London, the son of William Ewart...

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Russell, John

R. J. B. Walker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2220 words.

Russell, John (1745–1806), portrait painter and astronomer, was born on 29 March 1745 at 32 High Street, Guildford, the second child of John Russell (1711–1804), book- and printseller, five...

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schlieren photography

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — Physics.

A technique that enables density differences in a moving fluid to be photographed. In the turbulent flow of a fluid, for example, short-lived localized differences in density create...

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Taylor, Harold McCarter

Greg Waite.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Architecture; Physics. 1223 words.

Taylor, Harold McCarter (1907–1995), physicist and architectural historian, was born on 13 May 1907 in Dunedin, New Zealand, the younger son of James Taylor (1873–1958), merchant, and his...

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Wilson, Alexander

George Stronach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Publishing. 798 words.

Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder, son of Patrick Wilson, town clerk of St Andrews, and Clara Fairfoul, his wife, was born at St Andrews, Fife. His father died when...

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