Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Childrey, Joshua

  • Thomas Hockey
Reference work entry

Alternate Names

 Chideri, Joshua;  Chideri, Josua;  Childrey, Josua

Bornprobably England, 1622 or 1623

Diedprobably England, 1670

Joshua Childrey wrote the first unambiguous description of the zodiacal light, in his 1661 Britannia Baconica.

Selected Reference

  1. Hall, A. R. and Hall, M. B. (1968). The Intellectual Origins of the Royal Society. Note and Records of the Royal Society of London 33(2): 157.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA