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Anderson, John August

Ronald S. Brashear.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1194 words.

Anderson, John August (07 August 1876–02 December 1959), physicist, was born in Rollag, Minnesota, the son of Brede Anderson and Ellen Martha Berg, farmers. Anderson received his B.S. in...

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Bond, William Cranch

Carlene E. Stephens.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 989 words.

Bond, William Cranch (09 September 1789–29 January 1859), clockmaker and astronomer, was born in Falmouth (now Portland), Maine, the son of Cornish immigrant William Bond, a silversmith and...

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Cockayne, David John Hugh (1942–2010), electron microscopist

Adrian Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1064 words.

Cockayne, David John Hugh (1942–2010), electron microscopist, was born on 19 March 1942 at 90 Boundaries Road, Balham, London, the elder son and second of three children of John Henry...

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Kratzer, Nicolaus (b. 1486/7, d. after 1550), astronomer and maker of scientific instruments

Günther Oestmann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1254 words.

Kratzer, Nicolaus (b. 1486/7, d. after 1550), astronomer and maker of scientific instruments, was born in Munich, probably the son of a saw smith, named Hans. The date of his birth can only...

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Rittenhouse, David

Silvio A. Bedini.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Mathematics. 2346 words.

Rittenhouse, David (08 April 1732–26 June 1796), astronomer, mathematician, and maker of mathematical instruments, was born at Paper Mill Run near Germantown, Pennsylvania, the son of...

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Rittenhouse, David (1732–1796), instrument maker and astronomer

Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1313 words.

Rittenhouse, David (1732–1796), instrument maker and astronomer, was born on 8 April 1732 at Paper Mill Run, near Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second of ten children of...

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Ross, Frank Elmore

Donald E. Osterbrock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1356 words.

Ross, Frank Elmore (02 April 1874–21 September 1960), astronomer and optical designer, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Daniel Webster Ross, a building contractor, and...

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Whitelaw, James Hunter (1936–2006), engineer

Peter Lindstedt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Physics. 802 words.

Whitelaw, James Hunter (1936–2006), engineer, was born on 28 January 1936 at 87 Stewart Crescent, Newmains, near Wishaw, Lanarkshire, the only child of James Whitelaw, a clerk in an...

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