Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957

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Birth 1877-10-25
Death 1957-02-18
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Biographical notes:

Astronomer (stellar evolution, astrophysics of stars, double stars) and administrator. On the astronomy faculty at Princeton University from 1905, director of the observatory, 1912-1947; research associate at Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1922-1942; and at Harvard College Observatory, 1947-1952.

From the description of Manuscript of article, The probable distance of Orion, and letter to Russell from Edwin B. Frost, editor of the Astronomical Journal, rejecting the manuscript for publication, 1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79715457

From the description of Correspondence [microform], 1890-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81094260

  • 1877: Henry Norris Russell is born in Oyster Bay, New York (October 25).
  • 1897: A.B., Princeton University, insigne cum laude. Honors in mathematics.
  • 1900: Ph.D., Princeton University, Department of Astronomy. Dissertation entitled, “The General Perturbations of the Major Axis of Eros by the Action of Mars.”
  • 1902 - 1903 : Research student, King's College, Cambridge, England.
  • 1903 - 1905 : Instructor in astronomy, Princeton University.
  • 1908 - 1911 : Assistant professor, Princeton University.
  • 1908: Married Lucy may Cole (November 24).
  • 1911 - 1947 : Professor of astronomy, Princeton University.
  • 1912 - 1947 : Director of Princeton University Observatory.
  • 1918 - 1919 : Consulting and experimental engineer, Bureau of Aircraft Production, Army Aviation Service.
  • 1921 - 1942 : Research associate, Mt. Wilson Observatory, Carnegie Institute of Washington.
  • 1947: Research associate, Lick Observatory.
  • 1947 - 1952 : Research associate, Harvard University.
  • 1957: Died in Princeton, New Jersey (February 18).

From the guide to the Henry Norris Russell Papers, 1894-1956, 1894-1980, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Stars--Spectra
  • Navigation (astronautics)
  • Solar eclipses--1922
  • Solar eclipses--1932
  • Lunar eclipses--1900
  • Variable stars
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy--United States--20th century
  • Astronomy--Research--20th century
  • Lunar eclipses--1899
  • Astronomical spectroscopy
  • Astronomical observatories--20th century
  • Stars--Structure
  • Stars--Observations
  • Astronomy--Study and teaching--20th century
  • Solar activity
  • Stars--Atmospheres
  • Astrophysics
  • History of science
  • Eclipsing binaries
  • Double stars
  • Solar eclipses--1937
  • Orion (Constellation)
  • Astronomical observatories--United States--20th century
  • Astronomy--Study and teaching--New Jersey--Princeton--20th century
  • Astronomy--20th century
  • Eclipses, Lunar--1900
  • Astronomy--Societies, etc
  • Astronomical research--United States--20th century

Occupations:

  • Astronomers
  • Physicists--20th century
  • Astronomers--20th century

Places:

  • New Jersey--Princeton (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)