AIRY, SIR G. B.

   an eminent English astronomer, mathematician, and man of science, astronomer-royal from 1836 to 1881, retired on a pension; was the first to enunciate the complete theory of the rainbow.

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  • Airy, Sir George Biddell — ▪ British astronomer born July 27, 1801, Alnwick, Northumberland, Eng. died Jan. 2, 1892, Greenwich, London       English scientist who was astronomer royal from 1835 to 1881.       Airy graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1823. He… …   Universalium

  • Airy , Sir George Biddell — (1801–1892) British astronomer Airy, the son of a tax collector, was born in Alnwick in the north east of England. He attended school in Colchester before going to Cambridge University in 1819. He met with early success, producing a mathematical… …   Scientists

  • Airy, sir George Biddell — ► (1801 92) Astrónomo británico. Determinó, entre otras cosas, la longitud por medio del telégrafo eléctrico y la fecha de varios eclipses …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • AIRY (G. B.) — AIRY sir GEORGE BIDDELL (1801 1892) Fils aîné de William Airy, il entre, à l’âge de dix ans, au Byatt Walker’s School (Colchester), où il se fait remarquer pour son habileté manuelle. Entré au Trinity College (Cambridge, G. B.) en 1819, il en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Airy — Airy, sir George Biddell …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Airy — may refer to:*Sir George Biddell Airy, British astronomer who is the eponym of craters located on the Moon and Mars * Airy (lunar crater) * Airy (crater on Mars), the smaller crater Airy 0 within Airy defines the prime meridian of the planet *… …   Wikipedia

  • Airy-0 — est un cratère d impact de Mars qui définit la position du premier méridien sur cette planète. Il est situé en bordure orientale du plateau de Meridiani Planum dans la partie méridionale d Arabia Terra, par …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Airy — (spr. ǟrĭ), Sir George Biddell, Astronom, geb. 27. Juli 1801 zu Alnwick in Northumberland, gest. 4. Jan. 1892 in London, studierte in Cambridge, wurde 1828 Professor und Direktor der Sternwarte daselbst und war 1836–81 Direktor der Sternwarte in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Airy — (spr. ehri), Sir George Biddell, engl. Astronom, geb. 27. Juli 1801 zu Alnwick in Northumberland, 1836 81 Direktor der Sternwarte zu Greenwich, gest. 4. Jan. 1892 zu London. »Autobiography« (1896) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Airy —   [ eəri], Sir (seit 1872) George Biddell, britischer Mathematiker und Astronom, * Alnwick (Northumberland) 27. 7. 1801, ✝ Greenwich (heute zu London) 2. 1. 1892; wirkte in Cambridge (1826 52) und war als »Astronomer Royal« 1853 81 Direktor der… …   Universal-Lexikon

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