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1883

R.A. Proctor

R.A. Proctor

Lithographic caricature of Richard Anthony Proctor (1837-1888). Proctor was the most important and influential popularizer of astronomy of his time. Unlike the majority of today's popularizers, Proctor was capable of thoroughly understanding the cutting-edge fundamental research of his day, commenting on and influencing it, and himself making real contributions to that work. He used the opportunity of the 1874 and 1882 ToVs to make a name for himself in society at large by attacking Sir Geroge Biddell Airy's ToV plans, both in the specialist literatrure and in popular media.

Occultation of Saturn 1883

Occultation of Saturn 1883

Occultation of Saturn by the Moon. 1883 April 9th 8h 33m 35s aft. Toronto Mean Time. Sketch by A.F. Miller.

Jupiter 1883

Jupiter 1883

Jupiter, as seen on 1883 January 29th at 8h aft. Sketch by A.F. Miller.

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