Thomas Henderson (astronomer)

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Thomas Henderson
Thomas James Henderson, 1798-1844 Henderson-01r.jpg
Thomas Henderson, c.1820s
Scots Astronomer Ryal
Born28 December 1798(1798-12-28)
Dundee, Scotland
Died23 November 1844(1844-11-23) (aged 45)
Edinburgh
NaitionalityScots
Kent fordistance tae Alpha Centauri
Scientific career
Fieldsastronomy
InstitutionsCity Observatory, Edinburgh

Thomas Henderson FRSE FRS FRAS (28 December 1798 – 23 November 1844) wis a Scots astronomer an mathematician notit for bein the first person tae meisur the distance tae Alpha Centauri.