Charles Augustus Young

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Charles Augustus Young

Birthplace: Hanover, NH, USA
Death: Died in Hanover, NH, USA
Place of Burial: Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ira Young and Eliza Minott Young
Husband of Augusta S. Young
Father of Charles Ira Young and Clara Adelaide Hitchcock
Brother of Adeline E Proctor and Albert A Young

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About Charles Augustus Young

Charles Augustus Young (December 15, 1834 – January 4, 1908) one of the foremost solar spectroscopist astronomers in the United States, died of pneumonia after a brief illness, at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire, on 4 January 1908. He observed solar eclipses and worked on spectroscopy of the Sun. Graduated from Dartmouth, he later became a professor there in 1865, remaining until 1877 when he went to Princeton.

He was a successful educator who wrote a popular and widely-used series of astronomy textbooks, including Manual of Astronomy. Many years later in 1927, when Henry Norris Russell, Raymond Smith Dugan and John Quincy Stewart wrote their own two-volume textbook, they entitled it Astronomy: A Revision of Young’s Manual of Astronomy.

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Charles Augustus Young's Timeline

December 15, 1834
Hanover, NH, USA
September 2, 1858
Age 23
Hudson, Summit County, OH, USA
April 14, 1862
Age 27
Hudson, Summit County, OH, USA
January 3, 1908
Age 73
Hanover, NH, USA
Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States