Sir Francis Graham-Smith
|Born||25 April 1923|
|Known for||Astronomer Royal|
In 1964 he was appointed Professor of Radio Astronomy the University of Manchester and in 1981 director of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, part of the University of Manchester at Jodrell Bank. He was also Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory from 1975 to 1981.
He was president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1975 to 1977.
He was the thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990.
In 1965 he was invited to co-deliver the Royal Institution Christmas Lecture on Exploration of the Universe.
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