William Rutter Dawes
|William Rutter Dawes|
William R. Dawes
19 March 1799|
|Died||15 February 1868(aged 68)|
|Awards||Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1855)|
Dawes was a clergyman who made extensive measurements of double stars as well as observations of planets. He was a friend of William Lassell. He was nicknamed "eagle eye". He set up his private observatory at his home in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. One of his telescopes, an eight-inch refractor by Cooke, survives at the Cambridge Observatory where it is known as the Thorrowgood Telescope.
- Dawes, William Rutter (1849). The Stars in Six Maps, on the Gnomonic Projection. C. Knight.
- Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- Ashbrook, Joseph (1984). The Astronomical Scrapbook. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Sky Publishing. pp. 360–365. (Adapted from Sky & Telescope, July, 1973, page 27)
- Hoskin, Michael (1970–80). "Dawes, William Rutter". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 3. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 605–606. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9.
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1855, 15, 148 - Awarding of RAS gold medal
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1869, 29, 116 - Obituary
- The Observatory, 1913, 36, 419 - Brief biography