Person record: BALL, Sir Robert  (1840-1913)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameSir Robert Stawell BALL
Relevance of this personastronomer; lantern lecturer and photographer 
Main period of activityN/A
Relationships to other peopleassociated with MEDLAND, J. Brandon  (1846-1916)
associated with GARBUTT, James W.  (c.1864-1917)
1 July 1840born atDublin, County Dublin, Ireland
25 November 191373died atCambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
(* = main subject)

* Mark Butterworth, A lantern tour of star-land: the astronomer Robert Ball and his magic lantern lectures in Realms of light (2005)

Notes in OMLJ 8.95 (April 1897)
  –  on use of photography in astronomy

Notes in OMLJ 12.140 (January 1901)
  –  lecture series at Royal Institution

Prominent men in the lantern world: no. XIX -- Mr E. Baker in OMLJ 11.135 (August 1900)
  –  employing E. Baker as lanternist

Lucerna ID no. 6003149Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016