E. E. Markwick, CB, CBE, FRAS (1853-1925) pursued a distinguished career in the British Army, serving in Great Britain and other parts of the Empire and rising to the rank of Colonel. He was an original member of the BAA and President between 1912 and 1914. His main observational interest was the study of variable stars, and he independently discovered two variables, RY Sgr and T Cen. He directed the BAA Variable Star Section from 1899 to 1909, organising its work along lines that are largely pursued even to this day and which other variable star organisations around the world have emulated.
Journal of the British Astronomical Association
- Pub Date:
- December 2012
- Biographical: Markwick;
- Physics - History and Philosophy of Physics;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- Accepted for publication in the Journal of the British Astronomical Association. 45 pages, 26 figures