Story: Atkinson, Arthur Samuel

Arthur Samuel Atkinson

Arthur Samuel Atkinson

Self-educated, with an astonishing range of interests including astronomy, Arthur Samuel Atkinson was asked by the Royal Society of London to be an official observer of the transit of Venus on 7 December 1882.

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Frances Porter. 'Atkinson, Arthur Samuel', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2021)