Robertson, William H.

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Robertson, Bill
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Astronomer
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William Robertson was an astronomer who worked at the Sydney Observatory from 1942 to 1982.

Robertson was appointed assistant during Harley Wood's time as Government Astronomer. He was the last person to be appointed New South Wales Government Astronomer and held that position from 1974 up until the Observatory's closure as a research facility in 1982.

In September 1973 Robertson made a historic observation an occultation of the small planet Ceres, though his observation remained unacknowledged until 2009.

  • Career position - Assistant Astronomer, Sydney Observatory
  • Career event - Observed the occultation of Ceres.
  • Career position - Government Astronomer of NSW, Sydney Observatory

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Robertson, William H.
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Nick discovers that Sydney Observatory took part in the first observation of the occultation of an asteroid in 1973
    Lomb, N.
    Published: 2009
    Series: Observations - Sydney Observatory
  3. History of Australian Astronomy: Sydney Observatory 1858-1983
    Wood, H.
    Published: 1983
    Series: Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 5, 2, 273

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  1. Action science : relevant teaching and active learning / William H. Robertson
    Robertson, William H.
    [ Book : 2014 ]
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  2. Action science, grades 6-8 : Relevant teaching and active learning in physical science
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    [ Book : 2014 ]
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  3. Tables of the binomial distribution function for small values of P
    Robertson, William H
    [ Book : 1960 ]
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  4. Peter Matthiessen : an annotated bibliography / by William H. Roberson
    Roberson, William H
    [ Book : 2001-2002 ]
    Peter Matthiessen : an annotated bibliography / by William H. Roberson
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 14 June 1918 [Issue No.74] p 2785

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  2. Imperial Staff. IMPORTANT CHANGES. SIR WILLIAM ROBERTSON RESIGNS. GENERAL SIR H. WILSON HIS SUCCESSOR. LONDON, February 16.
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