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Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1846-1919

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Personal name headingPickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1846-1919
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Variant(s)Pickering, Edward Charles, 1846-1919
Pickering, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1846-1919
Place of birthBoston (Mass.)
Place of deathCambridge (Mass.)
AffiliationHarvard College Observatory
Profession or occupationAstronomers Physicists
Found inLCCN 06-11244: His An investigation in stellar photography, 1886 (hdg.: Pickering, Edward C[harles] 1846-1919; usage: Edward C. Pickering)
Spectra of the brightest southern stars, 1897: t.p. (E.C. Pickering)
Wikipeida, April 22, 2014 (Edward Charles Pickering; born July 19, 1846, Boston; died February 3, 1919 in Cambridge, Mass.; astronomer and physicist; brother of William Henry Pickering. Along with Carl Vogel, Pickering discovered the first spectroscopic binary stars. Pickering attended Boston Latin School, and received his B.S. from Harvard in 1865; he taught physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as director of Harvard College Observatory from 1877 to his death in 1919, where he made great leaps forward in the gathering of stellar spectra through the use of photography)
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