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William Henry Mahoney Christie

(1845—1922) astronomer


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(1845–1922) English astronomer. As the eighth Astronomer Royal he expanded the activities of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich into the fields of astrophotography and spectroscopy, and introduced new and improved telescopes. With E. W. Maunder he began the Greenwich series of daily solar photographs.

From A Dictionary of Astronomy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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