See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), 1866-

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Dates:
Birth 1866-02-19
Death 1962-07-04
English

Biographical notes:

Astronomer (gravitation, cosmology). On the faculty of University of Chicago, 1893-1896; professor of mathematics, U.S. Navy, 1899-1930.

From the description of Printed material and maps, 1907-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81330501

Astronomer and geometer. Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4, 1961-1968, gives a lengthy biographical description beginning with his birth in 1866 near Montgomery, Mo. He received his B.A., L.B and S.B. from the University of Missouri and his M.A. and Ph. D. from the University of Berlin. He was in charge of the observatory at the University of Missouri 1887-1889, volunteered at the observatory at the University of Berlin, organized and had charge of the Department of Astronomy and aided in the the organization of Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago, 1893-1896. He was astronomer at Lowell Observatory 1896-1898 with 24-inch Clark refractor at Flagstaff, Arizona and at City of Mexico. This work led to the discovery of approximately 600 new double stars and the remeasurement of 1,400 double stars. He was professor of mathematics and head of the observatory at the U.S. Naval Academy beginning in 1899. He authored numerous books and papers, many of which were published abroad as well as in the United States.

From the description of Incomplete manuscript fragment, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 60402518

Astronomer (gravitation, cosmology). On the faculty at University of Chicago (1893-1896); and professor of mathematics, U.S. Navy (1899-1930).

From the description of Correspondence, 1888-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80180925

Astronomer and mathematician.

From the description of Papers of T.J.J. See, 1887-1960 (bulk 1897-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77575492

Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, born 19 February 1866 in Missouri, was an astronomer and mathematician who established laws of the Formation of the Solar System and founded the science of cosmogony.

From the description of Thomas Jefferson Jackson See papers, 1891-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397877

Biographical Note

  • 1866, Feb. 19: Born near Montgomery, Mo.
  • 1889: A.B. University of Missouri, Springfield, Mo.
  • 1892: Ph.D., University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 1893 - 1896 : Instructor, Department of Astronomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1896 - 1898 : Astronomer, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • 1899: Appointed professor of mathematics, U. S. Navy
  • 1903: Assigned as astronomer to Naval Observatory, Mare Island, Calif.
  • 1930: Retired as professor of mathematics, U. S. Navy
  • 1962, July 4: Died, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, Calif.

From the guide to the T. J. J. See Papers, 1887-1960, (bulk 1897-1930), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biography

Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, born 19 February 1866 in Missouri, was an astronomer and mathematician who established laws of the Formation of the Solar System and founded the science of cosmogony.

From the guide to the Thomas Jefferson Jackson See Papers, 1891-1970, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Subjects:

  • Waves
  • Astronomical observatories
  • Astronomy--History
  • Cosmogony
  • Geodesy
  • Ether (Space)
  • Gravitation
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomical observatories--California--Mare Island
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Astronomy
  • Geometry, Non--Euclidean
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities

Occupations:

  • Mathematicians
  • Astronomers

Places:

  • California--Mare Island (as recorded)
  • Peru (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)