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Boss, Lewis (Lewis)

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Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1912 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Astronomers

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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.

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