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John Thomas Romney Robinson (April 23, 1792 - February 28, 1882) was an Irish astronomer and physicist. April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Astrology: the study of the positions of the celestial objects relative to the Earth and how these positions affect happenings on the lives of cultures, nations and the natural environment. ... Since antiquity, people have tried to understand the behavior of matter: why unsupported objects drop to the ground, why different materials have different properties, and so forth. ...

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Robinson was born in Dublin. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and obtained a fellowship in 1814; for some years he was deputy professor of natural philosophy, until in 1821 he obtained the college living of Enniskillen. In 1823 he was appointed astronomer of the Armagh observatory, with which he (from 1824) combined the living of Carrickmacross, but he always resided at the observatory, engaged in researches connected with astronomy and physics, until his death in 1882. Image File history File links Thomas-Romney-Robinson. ... Image File history File links Thomas-Romney-Robinson. ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. ... The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin or more commonly Trinity College, Dublin was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Robinson published a number of papers in scientific journals, and the Armagh catalogue of stars places of thousands of stars observed from 1828 to 1854 at the Armagh Observatory, Dublin, (1859). He is best known as the inventor (1846) of the cup-anemometer for registering the velocity of the wind. The Pleiades star cluster A star is a massive body of plasma in outer space that is currently producing or has produced energy through nuclear fusion. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage, based in Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Anemometer installation on roof of Deconism Gallery, using three size 6, schedule 40 pipes in their original uncut 20 foot (6 m) lengths. ... This article is about velocity in physics. ...


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  • Portraits of and Poems by TR Robinson

 
 

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