The dates illustrate the period served as Astronomer Royal. All images are © National Maritime Museum.
6th Astronomer Royal
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In the 1970s the role of running the Observatory was made separate from the other duties of Astronomer Royal and a new position of Director was introduced. The last three portraits here are of the Observatory's Directors. Graham-Smith went on to become the 13th Astronomer Royal in 1982.