. On this day in 1840 – July 1st – Irish astronomer, lecturer and astronomy popularizer, Robert Ball, was born in Dublin.
Ball was a university professor and the Royal Astronomer in Ireland. He was well known to the public for his books on astronomy, and for his public lectures. Between 1875 and 1910 he gave around 2500 lectures in towns and cities across Britain and Ireland.
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