Gill, David

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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.


Seleshnikov, S. I. Astronomiia i kosmonavtika. Kiev, 1967.
Pannekouk, A. Istoriia astronomii. Moscow, 1966. (Translated from English.)
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The front row line-up comprises (from left) Dickie Oliver, Macolm Busby, Fred York, Johnny Elders, Billy Attewell, Douglas Chambers, Peter Woodhouse, Barry Gill, David Johnson, Colin Gildon and Brian Wooler.
Peacefully at home on 22nd February, aged 79 years, beloved wife of the late John, dearly loved mam of Clifford, Christine, Gill, David and Eric and a much loved mother-in-law, nana, sister, sister-in-law and aunt to all the family.
DAVIES Pamela Mary Peacefully on Dec 12, 2014 at Llys Y Tywysog Care Home, Pam (formerly of Llangyfelach); beloved wife of the late Emrys Lloyd, dearly loved mother of Gill, David, Huw and the late Rob.
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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.
Well, here we are!" 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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