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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Newall, Robert Stirling (1812–1889), engineer and astronomer

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Engineering (General). 1009 words.

Newall, Robert Stirling (1812–1889), engineer and astronomer, was born at Dundee on 27 May 1812, the son of Walter Newall, merchant, and his wife, Janet Hair. He started work in a...

Galle, Johann Gottfried (1812–1910)

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 123 words.

On 1846 September 23, observing at the Berlin Observatory with the German astronomer Heinrich Ludwig d'Arrest (1822–75),

Ljungberg, Jøns Mathias (1748–1812)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Mathematics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 3 words.

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Galle, Johann Gottfried (1812–1910)

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 130 words.

On 1846 September 23, observing at the Berlin Observatory with the German astronomer Heinrich Ludwig d’Arrest (1822–75), he was the first to locate the planet Neptune, having started his...

Faraday, Michael (1791–1867)

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 109 words.

who received little formal education. He started to experiment on electricity and in 1812 attended lectures by Sir Humphry *

Faraday, Michael (1791–1867)

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 115 words.

who received little formal education. He started to experiment on electricity and in 1812 attended lectures by Sir Humphry *

Faraday, Michael (1791–1867)

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 125 words.

who received little formal education. He started to experiment on electricity and in 1812 attended lectures by Sir Humphry *...

Malus's law

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

A law concerning the polarization of light stating that the intensity of light passing through an analyser and polarizer is proportional to cos2θ, where θ is the angle through which the...

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Lassell, William (1799–1880), astronomer

Robert W. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1245 words.

Lassell, William (1799–1880), astronomer, was born on 18 June 1799 in Bolton, Lancashire, where his father, Nathaniel (d. c.1812), was in business as a timber merchant and builder with...

Ewbank, Thomas (1792–1870), writer on hydraulics and physics

Francis Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Physics. 275 words.

Ewbank, Thomas (1792–1870), writer on hydraulics and physics, was born at Barnard Castle, co. Durham, on 11 March 1792. When thirteen years of age he began work as a plumber and...

Smith, John Gordon (1792–1833), university professor

Jenny Ward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Physics. 912 words.

Smith, John Gordon (1792–1833), university professor, graduated MD from Edinburgh University in 1810 and in 1812 became an assistant surgeon first in the Peninsular War, then, from 1813 to...

Barrett, Sir William Fletcher (1844–1925), physicist and psychical researcher

Alan Gauld.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Physics. 1519 words.

Barrett, Sir William Fletcher (1844–1925), physicist and psychical researcher, was born in Jamaica on 10 February 1844, the son of a Congregational minister, the Revd William Garland...

Lindsay, James Ludovic, twenty-sixth earl of Crawford and ninth earl of Balcarres (1847–1913), astronomer and book collector

Owen Gingerich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 916 words.

Lindsay, James Ludovic, twenty-sixth earl of Crawford and ninth earl of Balcarres (1847–1913), astronomer and book collector, the only son of Alexander William Crawford Lindsay,...

The pre-main-sequence star HD 34282: a very short-period δ Scuti-type pulsator

P. J. Amado, A. Moya, J. C. Suárez, S. Martín-Ruiz, R. Garrido, E. Rodríguez, C. Catala and M. J. Goupil.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

August 2004; p ublished online August 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2863 words.

ABSTRACT

HD 34282 has been found to pulsate during a systematic search for short-term photometric variability in Herbig Ae/Be stars with the goal of...

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Measuring the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation scale using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey

Will J. Percival, Shaun Cole, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Robert C. Nichol, John A. Peacock, Adrian C. Pope and Alexander S. Szalay.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

November 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 10650 words.

We introduce a method to constrain general cosmological models using Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) distance measurements from galaxy samples covering different redshift ranges, and...

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XMM–Newton discovery of the X-ray transient XMMU J181227.8−181234 in the Galactic plane

Edward M. Cackett, Rudy Wijnands and Ron Remillard.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

July 2006; p ublished online July 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 4980 words.

We report the discovery of an X-ray transient, observed in outburst with XMM–Newton on 2003 March 20, and with position (J2000, approximate positional error 2 arcsec). No known source is...

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Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor

E. A. Milne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1881 words.

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor, was born at Ferndene, near Gateshead, on 21 June 1857, the youngest of six children of Robert Stirling Newall...

Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer

John Sweetman and Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2538 words.

Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer, was born at Brisbane House, Largs, Ayrshire, on 23 July 1773, the eldest son of Thomas Brisbane...