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Robert Waland

Robert Waland

Robert Waland (1908 - 1999) Optical Engineer and Astronomer. Robert Waland was born in Dumfries in 1908 and educated at Dumfries Academy. He went on to international acclaim in the field of optical engineering. His work on telescopes at the University of Arizona at Tucson enabled astronomers to compile an atlas of the moon surface that was used by the first astronauts to land on the moon in 1969.

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