Schlesinger, Frank

Schlesinger, Frank

(1871–1943) astronomer; born in New York City. An astronomer at the Yerkes Observatory (1903–05), he also directed the University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory (1905–20) and the Yale University Observatory (1920–41). This much-honored astronomer compiled a catalogue of 4,000 stellar distances (1935) and wrote monographs about photographic methods and stellar parallaxes.
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Schlesinger, Frank

 

Born May 11, 1871, in New York; died July 10,1943, in Connecticut. American astronomer.

Schlesinger’s principal works dealt with photographic astrometry. He developed a technique for determining stellar parallaxes and compiled a number of catalogs of stellar positions that were determined with wide-angle astrographs designed after his idea.

REFERENCE

Jones, H. S. “Frank Schlesinger.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1944, vol. 104, no. 2. pp. 94–98.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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