Charles Piazzi Smyth




Charles Piazzi Smyth began his career as an assistant to Sir John Herschel at the Cape. 

In 1846, became Astronomer Royal for Scotland, based at Calton Hill Observatory, on the hill above Rock House, the studio occupied by Hill & Adamson from 1843 until 1847.

Charles Piazzi Smyth held his post as Astronomer Royal for Scotland for 42 years, though he spent much of his time travelling, and campaigning for observatories to be built in the clear air high on mountains. 

[Univ. of Edin]



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