John Couch Adams, English astronomer, 1880-1890.
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32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

John Couch Adams, English astronomer, 1880-1890.

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Engraved plate taken from 'Collected Scientific Papers of John Couch Adams' of 1896. In 1845, Adams (1819-1892) deduced mathematically the existence and location of the planet Neptune. Adams was appointed profesor of astronomy at Cambridge in 1858, and was director of the Cambridge Observatory from 1861.
 

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