Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906

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Birth 1834-08-22
Death 1906-02-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He also served as the director of the Allegheny Observatory and a professory of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania (now known as the University of Pittsburgh). While at the Smithsonian he founded the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

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Subjects:

  • Recommendations For Positions
  • Meteorology
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Assoc. For The Advancement Of Science (+ Aagn Etc.)
  • Airports
  • Congress
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Acoustics
  • Scientists
  • Smithsonian Exchange
  • Navigation (Aeronautics)
  • Scientific publications
  • American Journal Of Science (Silliman's)
  • Astronomy
  • Photography
  • Harvard
  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Exchanges Of Publications
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Winds

Occupations:

  • Engineers
  • Astronomers
  • Authors
  • Scientists

Places:

  • Roxbury, MA, US
  • Aiken, SC, US
  • Washington, D. C., DC, US