Richard Anthony Proctor

An air of mystery surrounds his researches

Richard Anthony Proctor (23 March 183712 September 1888) was an English astronomer.

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Astronomical Essays (1872)Edit

  • As an astronomer in the true sense of the term, Sir John Herschel stood before all his contemporaries. Nay, he stood almost alone.
    • "Sir John Herschel", p.1

Saturn and its System (2nd ed 1882)Edit

  • An air of mystery surrounds his researches, lying, as they do, chiefly in depths to which the far-seeing eye of the telescope alone penetrates.
    • Chapter 1, p.2
  • The whole system has been long since swept away, and its records merely remain as illustrations of perverted ingenuity.
    • Of the Ptolemaic system
    • Chapter 2, p.32

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