Stephen Groombridge

Stephen Groombridge

Birth
Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells Borough, Kent, England
Death 30 Mar 1832 (aged 77)
Blackheath, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Burial Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells Borough, Kent, England
Plot Memorial in the nave.
Memorial ID 44922909 · View Source
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Astronomer. He had a successful professional career as a merchant and specialized in trade with the West Indies; but in 1815 he retired from business to study astronomy. He spent the next ten years observing the stars and correcting his data with the intention of producing a catalogue of all the known stars within fifty degrees of the North Pole. He suffered a stroke in 1827 and his work was completed by his friends and fellow scientists and published after his death as "Catalogue of the Circumpolar Stars". He was a founder member of what is now the Royal Astronomical Society and one of his discoveries, the sub-dwarf star "Groombridge 1830" is named in his honour.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 44922909
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Groombridge (7 Jan 1755–30 Mar 1832), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44922909, citing St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells Borough, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .