Edward Emerson Barnard Papers
This collection contains the papers of astronomer and professor Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923). Barnard was a student and instructor at Vanderbilt University (1883-1887) and Professor of Practical Astronomy at the University of Chicago (1895-1923).
- 1880 - 1923
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Edward Emerson Barnard (Dec. 16, 1857 - Feb. 6, 1923).
1857 December 16: Born in Nashville, Tennessee
1879-1883: Nashville at Poole’s Studio
1881: Married Rhoda Calvert; discovered first comet
1883-1887: Student and instructor at Vanderbilt University
1888: Took position at Lick Observatory in California
1889: Discovered 4 comets, several new nebulae, first photographs of Milky Way, eclipse of one of Saturn’s moons
1890: First to observe return of d’Arrest’s comet
1892 September 2: Discovered Jupiter’s Fifth Satellite
1892: Lalande gold medal, Paris Academy of Sciences
1893: Arago gold medal, Paris Academy of Sciences
1895-1923: Professor of Practical Astronomy at University of Chicago
1897: Gold medal, Royal Astronomical Society
1900: Janssen gold medal, Paris Academy of Sciences
1917: Bruce gold medal, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1923 February 6: Death in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Internment in Nashville, Tennessee
19.32 Linear Feet (46 Hollinger boxes)
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An addition to this collection was formerly designated as MSS.0756. That addition has since been incorporated into MSS.0031.
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