John Pond

British astronomer

John Pond (born 1767, London, England — died September 7, 1836, Blackheath, London), was the sixth astronomer royal of England. He was selected as a fellow (member) of The Royal Society in 1807. In 1823, he received the Copley Medal for his astronomy research. He was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society when it was made in 1820.

Pond worked as astronomer royal from 1811 to 1835. He managed the Royal Greenwich Observatory. He replaced many old machines and hired more people to work at the observatory. This let him measure the position of 1,113 stars.