Astronomical Society of Edinburgh
Journal 42

Dr Harry Ford

Our Honorary Member and Lorimer Medallist of 1985 has been further honoured by the University of Abertay, Dundee, with the award of the honorary degree of Doctor of Science, in recognition of a lifetime devoted to the furtherance of astronomy to the public, especially to children, through his work as Curator of the Mills Observatory, Dundee, then as creator of the Southend Planetarium, and now Lecturer at the Planetarium at the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich. At an impressive graduation ceremony in the Caird Hall, Dundee, on 7th July, Harry was capped by the Chancellor, the Earl of Airlie. An old friend and fellow astronomer, Dr Bill Samson, gave the laureation address.