This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Robert Stawell Ball, Irish astronomer

Robert Stawell Ball, Irish astronomer

H402/0537

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913), Irish astronomer, mathematician and author. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Ball held a professorship at Cambridge University and later became Astronomer Royal of Ireland. In addition to his astronomical observations, he had a passion for mathematics. Much of his spare time was dedicated to investigating the mechanics of rigid bodies, culminating in his treatise on the theory of screws. His accessible lecturing and writing style gave him a wide popular appeal, and he authored a successful series of books of popular astronomy. He was knighted in 1886. This image, showing Ball in the Meridian Room at Cambridge University, is taken from his book Star- Land, published 1899.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}