Arnold Wolfendale

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Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS (June 25 1927-)is a British astronomer. He was Astronomer Royal from 1991 to 1995.

Wolfendale graduated with a BSc in Physics from the University of Manchester in 1948, followed by a PhD in 1953 and a DSc in 1970. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1973, and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1977. He retired from teaching in 1992 and was knighted in 1995. In 1996 he became Professor of Experimental Physics with the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

During his career he held academic posts at the universities of Manchester, Durham, Ceylon and Hong Kong, and was head of department at Durham.

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Preceded by:
Francis Smith
Astronomer Royal
1991–1995
Followed by:
Martin Rees
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