Richard van der Riet Woolley blue plaque in Herstmonceux

Sir Richard van der Riet Woolley
1906-1986
Eleventh Astronomer Royal
lived, worked and
studied the galaxy
at this observatory
1956-1971

Richard van der Riet Woolley FRS (24 April 1906 – 24 December 1986) was an English astronomer who became Astronomer Royal. His mother's maiden name was Van der Riet.

Source: dbpedia

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