Thomas Simonton, US astronomer

Thomas Simonton, US astronomer

C008/4322 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Thomas Davis Simonton (1831-1907), US astronomer. Simonton trained as a dentist in Baltimore, graduating in 1852. His interest in astronomy was awakened by his mother's descriptions of the great Leonids meteor shower of 1833. Simonton's translation from the German of The Bible and Astronomy was published in 1857, and he made astronomical observations of his own after settling in St Paul, Minnesota. He also helped to popularise astronomy, founding the St Paul Academy of Natural Sciences in 1873, and later continuing its Astronomical Section. This image was published in volume 16 (1908) of the US magazine Popular Astronomy.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1900s, 1908, 19th century, 20th century, adult, amateur astronomer, american, astronomer, astronomical, astronomical section, astronomy, author, black-and-white, caucasian, dentist, dentistry, hand in pocket, historical, history, human, male, man, medical, medicine, middle-aged, minnesota, monochrome, north america, north american, odontology, people, person, popular astronomy, popularisation, populariser, popularising, popularizing, portrait, profile, scientist, seated, st paul academy of natural sciences, the bible and astronomy, thomas davis simonton, translator, united states, us, usa, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.