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Encyclopedia > Howard Grubb

Sir Howard Grubb, FRS, (1844-1931) was a designer and maker of telescopes from Dublin. One of eight children, his father Thomas had his own company and was working in this area before he was born, so Howard developed an early interest in optics. After training to be a civil engineer Howard joined his father's firm in 1864 and gained the reputation of a first class producer of telescopes. In 1871 he married Mary Walker with whom he had six children. The Fellowship of the Royal Society was founded in 1660. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 50 cm refracting telescope at Nice Observatory. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Table of Opticks, 1728 Cyclopaedia Optics (appearance or look in ancient Greek) is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with matter. ... The term civil engineer refers to an individual who practices civil engineering. ...

During the First World War the Grubb factory was in demand for the production of gun sights and during this time he was credited with perfecting the design of the periscope. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Search and attack periscopes of a French-built Scorpène class submarine. ...

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1864 and of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1870. In 1887 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. The premises of the Royal Society in London (first four properties only). ... The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) began as the Astronomical Society of London in 1820 to support astronomical research (mainly carried on at the time by gentleman astronomers rather than professionals). ... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ...


The following telescopes were designed and built by Sir Howard - some of which are still in use today.

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External links

  • Short biography of Sir Howard Grubb
  • Royal Observatory, Greenwich, home of the 28-inch refractor



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