Sir David Gill 1843 - 1914: Aberdeen's Royal Astronomer

Aberdeen Maritime Museum


18/01/2014 - 29/03/2014

Born the eldest son of an Aberdeen watchmaker, David Gill grew up to become the foremost practical astronomer of his age.

This exhibition marks 100 years since Gill's death and explores the story of this local lad and how his passion for science would take him around the world.

Read about the life of Sir David Gill in this specially published booklet 'The Story of Sir David Gill 1843-1914, Aberdeen's Royal Astronomer'.

You can pick up a free copy when you visit the exhibition.

Aberdeen's Royal Astronomer