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Francis Graham-Smith

Academic from United Kingdom

Francis Graham-Smith Sir Francis Graham-Smith (born 25 April 1923) is a British astronomer. He was the thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990. He was educated at Rossall School, Lancashire, England. In the late 1940s he worked at the University of Cambridge on the Long Michelson Interferometer. In 1964 he was appointed Professor of Radio Astronomy at Manchester and in 1981 director of the Royal Astronomy Laboratory. He was also director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory from 1975 to 1981. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1970 and was awarded their Royal Medal in 1987. He was president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1975 to 1977. Sir Francis Graham-Smith is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and is a patron of Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1923-04-25
Nationality
United Kingdom

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