Charles Augustus Young (1834 - 1908)

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Birthplace: Hanover, NH, USA
Death: Died in Hanover, NH, USA
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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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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December 15, 1834
Hanover, NH, USA
January 3, 1908
Age 73
Hanover, NH, USA