Edmond H. Grove-Hills, British astronomer

Edmond H. Grove-Hills, British astronomer

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Caption: Colonel Edmond Herbert Grove-Hills, (1864-1922), British astronomer. Grove-Hills was a military engineer, but in his spare time pursued astronomy and photography. Later in his career he became involved in performing state surveys, working in Africa and Canada. He described a method of determining longitudes for survey work from photographs of the moon. Grove-Hills served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1913-15, and as secretary of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, from 1915-22.

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