Edward Joseph Lowe
(1825-1900)

c. 75

Edward Joseph Lowe FRS FGS FRAS FLS (11 November 1825 – 10 March 1900) was a renowned English botanist, meteorologist and astronomer, who published papers on a wide variety of subjects, including meteorology], luminous meteors, sunspots, the zodiacal light, meteorological observations during the eclipse of 1860 (at Fuente del Mar, near Santander), conchology, ferns, grasses and other plants. Lowe was affectionately known as "The Big Snowflake" because of his beard.

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Edward Joseph Lowe FRS 1825-1900 astronomer, botanist, a founder member of the Meteorological Society built Broadgate House as his residence and observatory

72 Broadgate, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom where it lived