Talk:William Hayward Pickering

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cutting information[edit]

doesnt anybody care to discuss this action? "where Lord Rutherford had attended previously. As a boarder at Wellington College he was introduced to astronomy by Charles Gifford (then a teacher at Wellington College) at the school's observatory. " Personally I think its relevant, who added it and when, has it been verified, i would believe its true anyway, why was it cut, where is the spirit of wikipedia at times like this?moza 07:29, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

I agree about the removal of the Gifford Observatory link. (Not so much the Lord Rutherford link, which doesn't seem very relevant.) I don't know of any written citations, but I'm quite sure that Pickering indicated on several occasions, including at the re-opening of the Gifford Observatory (which I was at), that the observatory and Charlie Gifford (his teacher at the time) had quite a major influence on his interest in space and astronomy. I'm all for trimming information that's not relevant to the article, but I don't see the logic in cutting this. It's a key part of how Pickering became interested in his most famous profession. Izogi 05:06, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Other people named Hayward[edit]

I don't see the point of having this disambiguation link. --ChrisWinter 06:16, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Sir ?[edit]

He recieved an honorary knighthood in 1976, but seems to be universally referred to as "Sir William Pickering" in New Zealand. I assume this is because New Zealanders assume that one of them who's knighted automatically becomes a "Sir" - forgetting that he was no longer a NZ citizen. Some mention and clarification should be part of the article I think.

Not universally referred to as "Sir". That is a common mistake, but not universal by any means. I note that of three streets named after him, only one used the title. The street in Albany was going to use the honorific until I pointed out to the local council the error, and they changed the name. That was in the mid 1980's, if I recall correctly.Royalcourtier (talk) 21:43, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

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