English astronomer whose work included observational and theoretical astrophysics, stellar dynamics and the dynamics of the Galaxy.
Woolley was born in Weymouth, Dorset, and studied at Cape Town, South
Africa, and at Cambridge. He was director of the Commonwealth Observatory
at Mount Stromlo, Canberra, Australia, 1939-55, and Astronomer Royal
at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, 1956-70.
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