Boss, Benjamin, 1880-

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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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creatorOf Boss, Benjamin, b. 1880. Papers, 1905-1949 (bulk 1905-1907). American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Dudley Observatory. Records / a. 1852-1958. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Century Company records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Chandler, Seth Carlo, 1846-1913. Papers [microform], 1861-1914. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Astronomical Society. Records, 1897-1988, (bulk 1920-1980). American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-1943. Allegheny Observatory correspondence [microform], 1905-1920. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Chandler, Seth Carlo, 1846-1913. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dudley Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-1943. person
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Samoan Islands
Astronomical observations
Meridian lines


Birth 1880-01-09

Death 1970-10-17



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