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Charles Young, US astronomer

Charles Young, US astronomer

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EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Charles Young (1834-1908), US astronomer, during a solar eclipse expedition. Young was appointed professor of astronomy and physics at Dartmouth College in 1866, and then Professor of Astronomy at Princeton in 1877. He became a leading authority in solar astronomy, and his observations included the solar eclipse of 1870. He also wrote several popular astronomy textbooks, including 'Manual of Astronomy' (1902). He was President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1883, and was awarded the 1891 Janssen Medal. Photographed in 1879 or 1898.

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