Sir Dr David Gill KCB FRS FRSE LLD

Died aged 79

Gill is incorrectly credited as 'Astronomer Royal (for Scotland)' on an Aberdeen plaque.


Sir David Gill KCB FRS FRSE LLD (12 June 1843 – 24 January 1914) was a Scottish astronomer who is known for measuring astronomical distances, for astrophotography, and for geodesy. He spent much of his career in South Africa.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

The Pingus on Flickr

Sir David Gill 1834-1914 Astronomer Royal lived here

48 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen, United Kingdom where they lived