Distinguished present and future knights at these functions included the likes of Sir Arthur Eddington, Sir Edward Appleton, Sir William Bragg (a Nobel prize winner), Sir Frank Dyson (BAA President 1916-1918), Sir Harold Spencer Jones (BAA President 1934-1936, and knighted in 1943) and Sir Richard Gregory.
Alfred Parr in the chair, the members were able to listen to Dr Harold Spencer Jones, the Astronomer Royal, deliver a lecture about work being carried out at The Cape Observatory, to deter mine the solar parallax and the mass of the Moon from observations of the close passage of asteroid (433) Eros in 1931.
At the restaurant, immediately following the meeting, (16) the official guests were Dr Harold Spencer Jones and his wife, Sir William H.
Both the present and past Astronomers Royal attended (Dr Harold Spencer Jones and his predecessor Sir Frank Dyson) as well as Prof F.
20) The preceding BAA meeting, (21) chaired by the President, Dr Harold Spencer Jones, featured talks on the work of the Variable Star Section by M.
Alfred Parr, Dr Harold Spencer Jones, Gerald Merton, H.
All of them, from the Roman engineering expert Sextus Julius Frontinus, who said 2,000 years ago that everything useful had already been invented, to Astronomer Royal Sir Harold Spencer Jones
, who, in 1957, dismissed the idea of space flight as "bunk" - a fortnight before the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1.
9) It is all the more surprising then, that Dyson's successor, Harold Spencer Jones, acquiesced in a decision to site a 98-inch telescope near the south coast of England and, as we shall see, remained firmly opposed to locating the INT overseas.
Work of this type, which was continued under Christie's successors, Frank Dyson and Harold Spencer Jones, demanded larger telescopes and also darker and clearer skies than were available in east London.
15) In 1944, the Royal Society set up a committee to review the needs of post-war astronomy, consisting of Plaskett, Harold Spencer Jones (Astronomer Royal), and Arthur Milne and Henry Plummer, both of Oxford University.