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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