Featured Destination

April 2019: Hereford

April can be a tricky month for weather in Britain: surprisingly sunny days interspersed with spring showers. So a destination where the best of the ...More
More Uk destinations

Harold Jones
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Kensington, London
Born on 29th of March 1890
Died on 3rd of November 1960

Jones studied mathematics at Cambridge, skills he put to use in his long career as an astronomer, originally as assistant to the Astronomer Royal and eventually between 1933 and 1955 as Astronomer Royal himself. His most notable discovery was that the earth’s rotation is slowing, albeit minimally; and he also increased the accuracy of the measurement of the astronomical unit (earth to the sun).

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Harold Jones?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3735 views since 18th July 2007

Brit Quote:
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. - D H Lawrence
More Quotes

On this day:
Start of the Easter Uprising - 1916, Glorious Glosters Stand at Imjin River - 1951, Official opening of the Pennine Way - 1965, Bishopsgate Bombing - 1993
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages