Mr. E. N. Nevill, F.R.S.


    MR. EDMUND NEVILLE NEVILL died on January 14 at his home in Eastbourne at the age of ninety-three. His contributions to science were in astronomy, and his first paper in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society appeared in June 1873. This paper was entitled "Note on the Possible Existence of a Lunar Atmosphere", in which he suggested that observations of occultations did not disprove the existence of an atmosphere on the moon. Altogether he contributed about fifty papers to the Royal Astronomical Society and until 1888 he wrote under the name of Edmund Neison, after which he reverted to his family name in accordance with the terms of a will.

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    Mr. E. N. Nevill, F.R.S.. Nature 145, 339–340 (1940).

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