Samuel Pierpont Langley

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Samuel Pierpont Langley

Birthplace: Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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Son of Samuel Langley, III and Mary Sumner Langley
Brother of John Langley and Anna Langley

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About Samuel Pierpont Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834, Roxbury, Massachusetts – February 27, 1906, Aiken, South Carolina) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation. In 1886, Langley received the inaugural Henry Draper Medal from the National Academy of Sciences for his contributions to solar physics.[1] His publication in 1890 of infrared observations at the Allegheny Observatory in Pittsburgh together with Frank Washington Very was used by Svante Arrhenius to make the first calculations on the greenhouse effect. more ...Wikipedia

  • 1896 -- Samuel P. Langley writes The New Astronomy (Boston: Houghton Mifflin. p 115) in which he imagines a future in which coal has been depleted and people turn to solar energy: "The rivers are clean again, harbor shows only white sails, and England's 'black country' is green once more." Environmental History Timeline - 1890 - 1920 The Progressive Era
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Samuel Pierpont Langley's Timeline

August 22, 1834
Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
February 27, 1906
Age 71
Aiken, South Carolina, United States