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Hind, John Russell, F.R.S.,was born at Nottingham in 1823, and at the age of seventeen, abandoning civil engineering, for which he was destined, took a post as assistant in the Greenwich Observatory, and in 1844 was employed in the important duty of measuring the astronomical difference of longitude between Greenwich and Valentin, Ireland. Professor Airy induced him next year to become superintendent of Mr. Bishop's Observatory in the Regent's Park. Among his works, most of them written in a popular style, are The Solar System, An Astronomical Vocabulary, The Illustrated London Astronomy, and A Descriptive Treatise on Comets. He has, moreover, edited since 1853 the Nautical Almanac.