Gill, David

Gill, David

 

Born June 12, 1843, in Aberdeen, Scotland; died Jan. 24, 1914, in London. Scottish astronomer.

From 1879 to 1907 he was the director of an observatory on the Cape of Good Hope. In 1880 he determined the solar parallax (from his observations of Mars in great opposition made in 1877) and made a photographic study of the southern sky (1885-89), which was used by the Dutch astronomer J. C. Kapteyn in cataloging the stars of the southern sky (1896). With the help of a heliometer Gill measured stellar parallax and observed the transit of Venus across the solar disk (1874); he also directed geodetic work in South America.

REFERENCES

Seleshnikov, S. I. Astronomiia i kosmonavtika. Kiev, 1967.
Pannekouk, A. Istoriia astronomii. Moscow, 1966. (Translated from English.)
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Also pictured, from left, are Stephen Gill, David McTiernan, Neil Maddison and Shane Bland
The Ditchling Museum focuses on one East Sussex village and the artists--including Eric Gill, David Jones, Frank Brangwyn and Edward Johnston--who were drawn to it in the early decades of the 20th century.
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Pictured are (back row, l-r) Andrea Morris, Delia Dillon, Pauline Cope, Ann Wallis, Carol Foster, Elaine Adams, Anne Haywood; third row, Paul Bruce, John Pettifer, Philip Smith, Neil Fisher, Colin Gould, Stephen Greaves; second row, Susan Ricketts, Susan Taylor, Linda Minshall, Susan McClean, Catherine Phipps, Heather Simmonds, Diane Rothwell, Julie Dart; front row, John Wilson, Gordon Kirkland, Nicholas Matteri, Joe Pemberton, Paul Gill, David Weir and Shane Harrower.
IN the premier division Canton Libs are the early leaders following their 11-0 victory over Cardiff Academicals with goals from Chris Quick (3) William Laventure (2) Carl James, Thomas Postgate, Liam Gill, David Allen, Matthew Smith and a 30-yard piledriver from Scotty Richards.
Professor Maggie Gill, David Mitchell and Bob Stubbs have all agreed to join the expert panel which will assist Brian Pack with the Doing Better review which is considering how to cut bureaucracy for farmers.
In Rowlands Gill, David Johnson is one of the organisers behind a huge party which is set to unfold in Orchard Road - hopefully mirroring colourful scenes in the same street where scores turned out for a Golden Jubilee party 10 years ago.
Pupils are (back row, from left) Stuart Brown, David Holland, Graham Lockwood, Trevor Carter, John Moorhouse, Russell Morley, Rodney Allen, Eric Wood, John Anderton, Geoffrey Peel and Alan Matthews; second row (from left) Lorraine Needham, Carol Lockwood, Maxine Watson, Dinah Bentley, Anne Roebuck, Elaine Turner, Anne Precious, Margaret Wagstaff, Marilyn Green, Patricia Lockwood and Meryl Beaumont; third row (from left) Joan Price, Janet Brown, Carol Ewart, Yvonne Thompson, Hazel Barnes, Jennifer Lindley, Janice Stockhill, Christine Briggs, Sheila Marshall and Christine Armitage; front row (from left) Peter Holland, Geoffrey Nursey, David Gill, David Barraclough, Andrew Lane, Ralph Matthews and David Nursey.
The exhibition features the work of Mick Gill, David Hynes, Martin Lloyd, Alison Little, Matthew Dolan, Colin Serjent, Nick Jones, Micheline Robinson, Paul Francis, David Smith, and Tony Kennedy, whose Blue Lennon image is above.
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10A World Untouched (Eric Gill, David Jones and Edgar Holloway) @ Abergavenny Museum This modest, but busy, little exhibition pulled together the threads of a fascinating, if shortlived, group of artists, centred around sculptor Eric Gill.
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