[ He was buried in the graveyard of the old church of St Margaret's, Lee (since rebuilt), at Lee, London, Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, Blackheath. He was interred in the same vault as the Astronomer Royal John Pond; the unmarked grave of the Astronomer Royal Nathaniel Bliss is nearby. His original tombstone was transferred by the British Admiralty, Admiralty when the original Lee church was demolished and rebuilt – it can be seen today on the southern wall of the Camera Obscura at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. His marked grave can be seen at St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace.
Despite the persistent misconception that Halley received a knighthood, it is not the case. The idea can be tracked back to American astronomical texts such as William Augustus Norton's 1839 ''An Elementary Treatise on Astronomy'', possibly due to Halley's royal occupations and connections to Sir Isaac Newton.
Halley married Mary Tooke in 1682 and settled in Islington. The couple had three children.
Named after Edmond Halley
Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley, is a List of periodic comets, short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–79 years. Halley is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye fr ... (orbital period (approximately) 75 years)
* Halley (lunar crater)
* Halley (Martian crater)
* Halley Research Station, Antarctica
* Halley's method, for the numerical solution of equations
* Halley Street, in Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
* Edmund Halley Road, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4DQ UK
* Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, Virginia, United States
* Edmund Halley Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London
* Halley's Mount, Saint Helena (680m high)
* Halley Drive, Hackensack, New Jersey, Hackensack, New Jersey, intersects with Comet Way on the campus of Hackensack High School, home of the Comets
* Rue Edmund Halley, Avignon, France
* The Halley Academy, a school in London, England
* Halley House School, Hackney London (2015)
* Halley Gardens, Blackheath, London.
Pronunciation and spelling
There are three pronunciations of the surname ''Halley''. These are , , and .
As a personal surname, the most common pronunciation in the 21st century, both in Great Britain
and in the United States, is (rhymes with "valley"). This is the personal pronunciation used by most Halleys living in London today.
This is useful guidance but does not, of course, tell us how the name should be pronounced in the context of the astronomer or the comet.
The alternative is much more common in the latter context than it is when used as a modern surname.
Colin Ronan, one of Halley's biographers, preferred . Contemporary accounts spell his name ''Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Haly, Halley, Hawley'' and ''Hawly'', and presumably pronunciations varied similarly.
As for his given name, although the spelling "Edmund" is quite common, "Edmond" is what Halley himself used, according to a 1902 article, [''The Times'' (London) ''Notes and Queries'' No. 254, 8 November 1902 p.36] though a 2007 ''International Comet Quarterly'' article disputes this, commenting that in his published works, he used "Edmund" 22 times and "Edmond" only 3 times, with several other variations used as well, such as the Latinised "Edmundus". Much of the debate stems from the fact that, in Halley's own time, English spelling conventions were not yet standardised, and so he himself used multiple spellings.
In popular media
* Halley is voiced by Cary Elwes in the 2014 documentary series ''Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey''.
* A fictional version of Halley appears in ''The Magnus Archives'', a horror podcast.
* Actor John Wood (English actor), John Wood was cast as Edmond Halley in the TV series, ''Longitude (TV serial), Longitude'' in 2000.
* Halley is a major figure in David Williamson's play ''Nearer the Gods'', about Isaac Newton, Sir Isaac Newton
* The pronunciation was used by rock and roll singer Bill Haley, who called his backing band his "Comets" after the common pronunciation of Halley's Comet in the United States at the time.
* History of geomagnetism
Edmond Halley Biography (SEDS)
* The National Portrait Gallery (London) has several portraits of Halley
Search the collection
* Halley, Edmond
* Halley, Edmond
** Halley, Edmund
''A Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets'' (1715)
annexed on pages 881 to 905 of volume 2 of ''The Elements of Astronomy'' by David Gregory
* Material on Halley's life table for Breslau on the Life & Work of Statisticians site
* Halley, Edmund
Considerations on the Changes of the Latitudes of Some of the Principal Fixed Stars (1718)
– Reprinted in R. G. Aitken, ''Edmund Halley and Stellar Proper Motions'' (1942)
Online catalogue of Halley's working papers (part of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives held at Cambridge University Library)
* Halley, Edmond (1724
"Some considerations about the cause of the universal deluge, laid before the Royal Society, on the 12th of December 1694"
"Some farther thoughts upon the same subject, delivered on the 19th of the same month"
''Philosophical Transactions, Giving Some Account of the Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours of the Ingenious, in Many Considerable Parts of the World. Vol. 33'' p. 118–125. – digital facsimile from Linda Hall Library
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