James Challis

James Challis FRS (12 December 1803 – 3 December 1882) was an English clergyman, physicist and astronomer. Plumian Professor and director of the Cambridge Observatory, he investigated a wide range of physical phenomena though made few lasting contributions outside astronomy. He is best remembered for his missed opportunity to discover the planet Neptune in 1846.

Read more about James Challis:  Early Life, Plumian Professor, Cambridge Observatory, The Search For The Eighth Planet, Physicist, Theological Views, Assessment, Honours and Memorials

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