John Couch Adams, British astronomer

John Couch Adams, British astronomer

H401/0155 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 53.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: John Couch Adams (1819-1892), British astronomer and calculator of the position of the planet Neptune. It was noticed that Uranus was deviating from its calculated orbital path, implying the presence of another large planet nearby. In 1841, Adams set about trying to calculate this planet's position. In 1845, he presented his results to the Astronomer Royal, George Airy, who ignored them. In 1846, the French astronomer Urbain Leverrier published the same results based on his own calculations, allowing Johann Galle in Berlin to discover the planet. Leverrier initially took the glory. Adams shyly declined a knighthood when it was pointed out that he had done the work before.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: adams, astronomer, astronomy, black-and-white, british, english, john couch, male, man, monochrome, neptune, orbital, orbits, planet, portraits, scientist, surname a

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.