Townley, Sidney D. (Sidney Dean), 1867-1946

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Dates:
Birth 1867-04-10
Death 1946-03-16

Biographical notes:

Astronomer. Studied at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California, and at the Universities of Berlin and Munich. Before becoming a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Stanford Unviersiy in 1907, Townley taught at U.C. Berkeley and was Astronomer at the International Latitude Observatory in Ukiah, California. He became Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Geodesy at Stanford in 1932. In addition to practical astronomy, his research interests included asteroids, comets and variable stars, latitude measurements, and seismology.

From the description of Sidney Dean Townley papers, circa 1827-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 703639355

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Astronomer. Studied at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California, and at the Universities of Berlin and Munich. Before becoming a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Stanford Unviersiy in 1907, Townley taught at U.C. Berkeley and was Astronomer at the International Latitude Observatory in Ukiah, California. He became Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Geodesy at Stanford in 1932. In addition to practical astronomy, his research interests included asteroids, comets and variable stars, latitude measurements, and seismology.

From the guide to the Sidney Dean Townley papers, circa 1827-1939, (Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Astronomy
  • Social history--19th century
  • Geodesy
  • Seismology
  • Social history--20th century
  • Latitude variation

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