William Radcliffe Birt
William Radcliffe Birt (1804–1881) was an English amateur astronomer in the 19th century. His name is used for the Birt crater, a minor crater on the Moon. Birt worked extensively with John Herschel, carrying out a great deal of meteorogical research on atmospheric waves, from 1843 to 1850. A lot of his work is held in the Scientist's Collection at the American Philosophical Society.
The lunar crater Birt is named after him.
- Forbes, Eric (1970–80). "Birt, William Radcliff". Dictionary of Scientific Biography 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9.
- Obituary in MNRAS, (1882), v. 42, p. 142-144.
- Vladimir Jankovic, 'John Herschel's and William Radcliffe Birt's research on atmospheric waves'
- Scientists Collection
- Works by William Radcliffe Birt at Project Gutenberg
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