Robert T. A. Innes

1861 - 1933

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Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes FRSE FRAS (10 November 1861 – 13 March 1933) was a Scottish astronomer best known for discovering Proxima Centauri in 1915, and numerous binary stars. He was also the first astronomer to have seen the Great January Comet of 1910, on 12 January. He was the founding director of a meteorological observatory in Johannesburg, which was later converted to an astronomical observatory and renamed to Union Observatory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert T. A. Innes has received more than 34,390 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert T. A. Innes is the 229th most popular astronomer (down from 224th in 2019), the 2,003rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,761st in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Robert T. A. Innes ranks 229 out of 532Before him are Dilhan Eryurt, Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin, Maria Cunitz, David Gill, Josep Comas i Solà, and César-François Cassini de Thury. After him are William Wallace Campbell, Iosif Shklovsky, Tamara Smirnova, Otto Lesser, Agrippa, and Johannes Fabricius.

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Among people born in 1861, Robert T. A. Innes ranks 70Before him are Katō Tomosaburō, Félix Fénéon, Edith Roosevelt, Eduard, Duke of Anhalt, Stanislas de Guaita, and Ivana Kobilca. After him are M. Visvesvaraya, Henri Mathias Berthelot, Curt von Bardeleben, Auguste Vaillant, Madan Mohan Malaviya, and Kadambini Ganguly. Among people deceased in 1933, Robert T. A. Innes ranks 51Before him are Pierre Paul Émile Roux, Carl Correns, Giovanni Giacometti, Anagarika Dharmapala, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and Prince Alfons of Bavaria. After him are Sen Katayama, Takiji Kobayashi, Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Albert Apponyi, James J. Corbett, and Frank Jarvis.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert T. A. Innes ranks 2,003 out of 6,924Before him are June Whitfield (1925), Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833), Herbert Chapman (1878), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), Lady Caroline Lamb (1785), and James Harrington (1611). After him are Roderick Murchison (1792), Eric Woolfson (1945), Barbara West (1911), Mike Rutherford (1950), Derek Jarman (1942), and Richard Burbage (1567).

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Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Robert T. A. Innes ranks 31Before him are John Michell (1724), James Dunlop (1793), George Mary Searle (1839), Edward L. G. Bowell (1943), James Ferguson (1797), and David Gill (1843). After him are Alfred Fowler (1868), Francis Baily (1774), Harold Spencer Jones (1890), Richard Christopher Carrington (1826), Cyril Jackson (1903), and John Machin (1680).