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William Henry Mahoney Christie

1845–1922

Astronomer. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1864–6; fellow, 1869. Chief assistant at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1870; astronomer royal, 1881. President of Royal Astronomical Society, 1888–90. Retired in 1910. Transformed Greenwich Observatory into a modern scientific establishment, and observed solar eclipses. Knighted, 1904.

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ODNB.

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