Boss, Benjamin, 1880-

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Dates:
Birth 1880-01-09
Death 1970-10-17

Biographical notes:

Boss (1880-1970). American astronomer (determination of star positions and motions). A.B. Harvard University, 1901. Assistant, Dudley Observatory, 1901-1905; U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C., 1905-1906; U.S. Naval Observatory, Tutuila, Samoa, 1906-1908; Secretary, Department of Meridian Astronomy, Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C., 1908-1912; Acting Director, 1912-1915; Acting Director, Dudley Observatory, 1912-1915; Director, Department of Meridian Astrometry, Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C., 1915-1938; director, Dudley Observatory, 1915-1956. Editor, 'Astronomical Journal', from 1912 until 1941 when he turned the 'Journal' over to the American Astronomical Society.

From the description of Papers, 1905-1949 (bulk 1905-1907). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122591250

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Subjects:

  • Meridian lines--Observations
  • Astronomical observations
  • Astronomy

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Places:

  • Samoan Islands (as recorded)