MILLS, EDWARD (1802 - 1865), popularizer of astronomy

Name: Edward Mills
Date of birth: 1802
Date of death: 1865
Parent: Mary Mills
Parent: Edward Mills
Gender: Male
Occupation: popularizer of astronomy
Area of activity: Education; Literature and Writing; Science and Mathematics; Space and Aviation
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born in 1802, son of Edward and Mary Mills of Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, and grandson of Henry Mills. He constructed an orrery and travelled all over Wales with it, lecturing on astronomy. In 1850 he published Y Darluniadur Anianyddol, a book on astronomy and geography, illustrated with woodcuts made by himself and his son. He died at Denbigh in 1865.


Published date: 1959

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