[Sir] Robert Ball
1840-1913 [Robert Stawell Ball; R. S. Ball]; ed. in Chester and at TCD;
Maths. Prof. Royal College of Science, Dublin; chair at Royal College
of Science, Dublin, and Lowndean Professor of Astronomy, Cambridge, 1892;
Irish Astronomer Royal, 1874-92; and author of a very successful work, The Story of the Heavens (1886), which receives mention in James
Joyces Ulysses; FRS 1873; knighted 1886. ODNB
The Story of the Sun (1893); The Story of the Heavens (1886).
W. V. Ball, Reminiscences and Letters of Sir Robert Ball (1915);
See also Irish Book Lover, Vol. 5.
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Morris Collection of Ulster Univ. Library holds Robert Stawell Ball, The
Story of the Sun (1893).
The Story of the Heavens (1886) was included in Leopold Bloom’s library
[see Ulysses, Bodley Head Edn., 1960, p.832].