Sir George Biddell Airy

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    Scientist and Astronomer Royal. 1801-1892. Born and lived on this site, 1801-1805. Sir George Biddell Airy PRS KCB (27 July 1801 – 2 January 1892) was an English mathematician and astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. His many achievements include work on planetary orbits, measuring the mean density of the Earth, a method of solution of two-dimensional problems in solid mechanics and, in his role as Astronomer Royal, establishing Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. For more importantly, as an introverted child, Airy gained popularity with his schoolmates through his great skill in the construction of peashooters. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Biddell_Airy" rel="nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Biddell_Airy
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    Pete Reed
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    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69959962@N00/7863626040/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2012-08-26T10:03:41
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