Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Ellison, Mervyn Archdall

  • Ian Elliott
Reference work entry

BornFethard-on-Sea, County Wexford, Ireland, 5 May 1909

Died Dublin, Ireland, 12 September 1963
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Selected References

  1. Bennett, J. A. “Ellison: the Director as Amateur.” In Church, State and Astronomy in Ireland: 200 Years of Armagh Observatory, pp. 171–178. Armagh: Armagh Observatory in association with the Institute of Irish Studies and the Queens’ University of Belfast.Google Scholar
  2. Ellison, M. A. (1955). The Sun and Its Influence. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. (2nd ed. 1959; Russian edition: Moscow State Publishing House, 1958; Spanish edition: Mexico University Press, 1958.)Google Scholar
  3. Ellison, M. A., Susan M. P. McKenna, and J. H. Reid (1960–1963). “Cape Lyot Heliograph Results.” Dunsink Observatory Publications 1, nos. 1–4.Google Scholar
  4. — (ed.) (1962). IGY Solar Activity Maps. Annals of the International Geophysical Year, Vols. 21 and 22. Oxford: Pergamon Press.Google Scholar
  5. Ellison, W. F. A. (1920). The Amateurs Telescope. Belfast: R. Carswell and Son. (This was the forerunner of the famous three-volume Amateur Telescope Making, edited by A. G. Ingalls. New York: Scientific American, 1935 and subsequent editions.)Google Scholar
  6. Newton, H. W. (1964). “Mervyn Archdall Ellison.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 5: 56–59.Google Scholar
  7. Wayman, Patrick A. (1987). “The Years 1958–1963: Mervyn Archdall Ellison.” In Dunsink Observatory, 1785–1985: A Bicentennial History, pp. 229–241. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Royal Dublin Society.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Elliott
    • 1
  1. 1.Dunsink ObservatoryDublinIreland