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Boss, Lewis

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1912 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Astronomers

1846 – He was born in Providence, Rhode Island.

1870 – He graduated from Dartmouth College, then went to work as a clerk for the U.S. Government.

         – He served as an assistant astronomer for a government expedition to survey the U.S-Canadian border.

1876 – He became the directory of the Dudley Observatory in Schenectady, New York.

         – He led an expedition to Chile to observe the transit of Venus, and also catalogued information concerning cometary orbits.

1905 – Boss was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

1909 – He became editor of the Astronomical Journal.

1910 – He published Preliminary General Catalogue of 6188 Stars for the Epoch, a compilation of the proper motions of stars.

1915 – Lewis Boss died.