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Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840–1913)

Ball, Robert Stawell, Sir. A British astronomer; born in Dublin, July 1, 1840; died in 1913. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin; Royal astronomer of Ireland in 1874, and after 1892 Lowndean professor of astronomy at Cambridge, England. He was knighted in 1886. Author of scientific works and popular books on astronomy, including: ‘Story of the Heavens’ (1885); ‘Time and Tide: a Romance of the Moon’ (1888); ‘Starland’ (1889); and ‘In Starry Realms’ (1892); ‘The Earth’s Beginning’ (1901).