1801 – Airy was born in Northumberland, England on July 27, 1801.
1811 – Attended the Colchester Royal Grammar School and was able to learn arithmetic, double-entry book keeping.
1819 – Airy was able to study at Trinity College in Cambridge as sizar (working student).
1822 – Airy was elected scholar of Trinity.
1823 – Graduated as the top of his class and was able to receive the Smith’s Prize.
1824 – Airy was awarded a fellowship at Trinity College on October 1, 1824.
1825 – Pubished his book Trigonometry.
1826 – Became Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge and an appointed member of the Board of Longitude.
1828 – Elected as the Pulian Professor of Astronomy and Director of the new Cambridge Observatory.
1830 – Married Richarda Smith on March 24, 1830.
1831 – Received the Society’s Copley Medal award.
1834 – Pubished his book Gravitation and became Chairman of the Commission set up to construct Standard Weights and Measures.
1835 – Became Astronomer Royal when he moved to Greenwich. His contributions as a mathematician and astronomer, he improved the orbital theory of Venus and the Moon, made a study on interference fringes in optics, studied and made a mathematical study of the rainbow and computed the density of the Earth by swinging a pendulum at the top and bottom of a deep mine. Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
1836 – Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
1845 – Received the Society’s Royal Medal award and was elected President of Royal Astronomical Society.
1851 – Established a new Prime Meridian at Greenwich.
1866 – Pubished his book Patial Differential Equations.
1871 – Elected President of the Royal Society of London.
1874 – Organised the expedition to observe the transit of Venus.
1892 – Died in Greenwich, England on January 2, 1892.