Forenames: George Biddell
Last name: AIRY
Titles and Honours: Sir
Date of Election: 1843-02-07
Honorary Member? Yes
Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes
Place of Residence:
1819 Trinity College, Cambridge.
1823 Senior wrangler (1824, Fellow)
1828 member, Astronomical Society
1826 Lucasian Professor of Maths at Cambridge
1828 Professor of Astronomy and director of Cambridge observatory
1835-81 Astronomer Royal
Designed his own instruments.
Reduced all planetary and lunar observations made at Greenwich.
Gold medallist, RAS 1846
Controlled British expeditions to observe transit of Venus, 1874, and reduced collected data.
Published volumes on astronomy.