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F. Graham Smith

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Founder

Northern Hemisphere Observatory
 
Background

Employment History

  • Professor of Astronomy
    Manchester
  • Astronomer

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Emeritus Professor
    Manchester
  • Director
    Jodrell Bank
  • Director
    Royal Greenwich Observatory

Education

  • Downing College
Web References
Janus: Papers of Francis Graham Smith
janus.lib.cam.ac.uk, 15 April 2005 [cached]
Papers of Francis Graham Smith
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Papers of Francis Graham Smith
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Papers of Francis Graham Smith
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Francis Graham Smith was born in Roehampton, Surrey, on 25 April 1923, and educated at Downing College, Cambridge.He worked at the Telecommunications Research Establishment at Malvern during the Second World War before returning to Cambridge to complete his studies.On graduating he joined the radio research department at the Cavendish Laboratory, where he worked with Martin Ryle on radio wave emissions from the sun.From 1952 to 1952 he was employed at the Carnegie Institute in Washington D.C.He became Professor of Astronomy at Manchester in 1964, and worked at Jodrell Bank on radio astronomy until 1974.He was Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1976-1981, and during this time helped to establish the Northern Hemisphere Observatory at La Palma in the Canary Islands.Smith became Director of Jodrell Bank in 1981, and was Astronomer Royal, 1982-1990.He was subsequently emeritus professor at Manchester.
The collection is comprised of papers accumulated by F. Graham Smith during his time at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.There is a long series of items regarding the restructuring of the R.G.O. in the early 1970s, and a further set of papers covering different aspects of the Observatory's affairs.The remaining papers are comprised of collected items concerning the Science Research Council, Anglo-Australian Telescope Board, European Science Foundation Astronomy Committee and Joint Organization for Solar Observations, and a small set of written pieces by various individuals.Although the collection includes papers written by F. Graham Smith, much of the material is by other authors.
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Please cite as Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, Papers of Francis Graham Smith, RGO 13
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Radio Astronomoy - Professor F. G. ...
www.phy.cam.ac.uk, 13 May 2006 [cached]
Radio Astronomoy - Professor F. G. Smith.
THE HALLEY’S COMET ROYAL GALA
www.lauferworld.com, 29 Oct 1985 [cached]
In addition to Professor F. Graham Smith, F.R.S, the current Astronomer Royal, three other couples (directly involved with the sponsorship and production of the gala) were presented to Princess Anne by Brian Harpur, founder of the Halley's Comet Society, as cameras flashed and video cameras rolled.
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The Astronomer Royal, Professor F. Graham Smith, was presented to the audience and he, in turn, presented the "star of the evening", none other than Halley's Comet, captured the night before on film.
Ministers and Offices in the Church - Bro. Ostis Wilson's Question and Answer
www.churchofgodeveninglight.com, 17 Jan 2007 [cached]
F. G. Smith in his book The Revelation Explained, on page 94, quotes from the historian Waddington who says, " ... and it is even certain that the terms 'Bishop,' 'Elder' and 'Presbyter' were, in the first instances, and for a short period, sometimes used synonymously, and indiscriminately applied to the same order in the ministry."On page 95 of the same book he quotes from the historian Milman who says, "The earliest Christian communities appear to have been ruled and represented, in the absence of the apostle who was their first founder, by their elders, who are likewise called bishops, or overseers of the church."Further he quotes from D'Aubigne's History of the Reformation on page 96, "The church was in the beginning a community of brethren, guided by a few of the brethren."
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F. G. Smith, in his book What the Bible Teaches, on page 197 (chapter ten, "Divine Healing"), says, "This blessed truth is established in the Word of God."Then he continues, "This doctrine has been ignored by many; but 'what if some did not believe?
Who Are The Elders In The Church?
www.renealegre.net, 28 Feb 2006 [cached]
F. G. Smith in his book The Revelation Explained, on page 94, quotes from the historian Waddington who says, " ... and it is even certain that the terms ‘Bishop,' ‘Elder' and ‘Presbyter' were, in the first instances, and for a short period, sometimes used synonymously, and indiscriminately applied to the same order in the ministry." On page 95 of the same book he quotes from the historian Milman who says, "The earliest Christian communities appear to have been ruled and represented, in the absence of the apostle who was their first founder, by their elders, who are likewise called bishops, or overseers of the church." Further he quotes from D'Aubigne's History of the Reformation on page 96, "The church was in the beginning a community of brethren, guided by a few of the brethren."
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