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Simon Newcomb : America's unofficial astronomer royal

Author: William E Carter; Merri Sue Carter
Publisher: St. Augustine, Fla. : Mantanzas Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Simon Newcomb
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E Carter; Merri Sue Carter
ISBN: 1591138035 9781591138037
OCLC Number: 72702637
Description: xiv, 213 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Bill Carter and Merri Sue Carter.
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by mjcarter (WorldCat user on 2007-10-08)

Table of Contents Preface Prologue 1. Solar Eclipse 2. John and Simon: Father and Son 3. First Decade at the Naval Observatory 4. Newcomb Meets Airy 5. 1874 Transit of Venus 6. World’s Largest Refractor Telescope 7. Velocity of Light Experiments 8. Newcomb – Garfield Connection 9. 1882 Transit of Venus 10. Professor Times Two 11. Variation of Latitude 12. Brouhaha Over Standards and Constants 13. Life After Retirement Epilogue Time Line Notes Bibliography

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Better than Fiction

by BClover (WorldCat user published 2007-04-30) Excellent Permalink
Who would ever think that an astronomer would be a key player in the attempts to save the life of a mortally wounded President of the United States? Or that he would determine the elasticity of the Earth from its wobble on its axis? Or that he would write a science fiction book about an aircraft that...
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