Comrie

1982 MH. Discovered 1982 June 26 by A. C. Gilmore and P. M. Kilmartin at Lake Tekapo.

Named in memory of Leslie John Comrie (1893-1950), New Zealand-born innovator in computational science and authority on the production of mathematical tables. Superintendent of the British Nautical Almanay Office for six years from 1930, he applied calculating machines to astronomical computing. As president of IAU Commission 4 (Ephemerides) he initiated the annual Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars and saw adopted his earlier proposal for the use of standard equinoxes, the first being 1950. Though resident in Britain for most of his working life he actively fostered and assisted astronomy in New Zealand. (M 18306) Comrie is also honored by a lunar crater.

Telescopes Mastery

Telescopes Mastery

Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know all about the telescopes that can provide a fun and rewarding hobby for you and your family!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment