Night sky images
Re: Night sky images
a quize for strat, who does this refer to
Quote XXXXX studied physics and mathematics at Imperial College London, graduating with a BSc (Hons) degree and ARCS in physics with Upper Second-Class Honours. He then proceeded to study for a PhD degree, also at the Imperial College London departments of Physics and Mathematics, and was part way through this PhD programme, studying reflected light from interplanetary dust and the velocity of dust in the plane of the Solar System. When XXXXX became successful he abandoned his physics doctorate but did co-author two scientific research papers: MgI Emission in the Night-Sky Spectrum (1972) and An Investigation of the Motion of Zodiacal Dust Particles (Part I) (1973), which were based on his observations at the Teide Observatory in Tenerife. He is the co-author of Bang! – The Complete History of the Universe with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott, which was published in October 2006. ] In October 2007, more than 30 years after he started his research, he completed his PhD thesis in astrophysics, entitled A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, passed his viva voce, and performed the required corrections. He officially graduated at the postgraduate awards ceremony held in the Royal Albert Hall, on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 May 2008.
On 17 November 2007, XXXXX was appointed Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, taking over from Cherie Blair, and installed in 2008.
Asteroid 52665 XXXXX was named in his honour on 18 June 2008 on the suggestion of Sir Patrick Moore (probably influenced by the asteroid's provisional designation of 1998 BM30).
XXXX appeared on the 700th The Sky at Night, hosted by Patrick Moore along with, Dr. Chris Lintott, Jon Culshaw, Prof. Brian Cox, the Astronomer Royal Martin Rees who on leaving the panel said: "I don't know any scientist who looks as much as like Isaac Newton as you do" to XXXXXX who was joining the panel, who responded to say "that could be my after dinner comment, thank you very much".