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Richard van der Riet Woolley

English astronomer

Died when: 80 years 244 days (968 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

Sir Richard van der Riet Woolley OBE FRS (24 April 1906 – 24 December 1986) was an English astronomer who became the eleventh Astronomer Royal.

His mother's maiden name was Van der Riet.

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