Stephen Perry (1833-1889): Forgotten Jesuit Scientist and Educator

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A 1979 article by George Bishop, published in the Journal of the British Astronomical Association:

Abstract: A short biography of the activities and achievements of Stephen Perry — a little-known Jesuit priest, astronomer and educator. Apart from his work as a teacher at Stonyhurst College and as Director of its Observatory, Father Perry’s main contributions were in the fields of magnetism and of solar physics. He took a leading part in two Transit of Venus expeditions and four solar eclipse expeditions, and was to sacrifice his life in the 1889 solar eclipse expedition to the Salut Isles.

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