Eben Jenks Loomis

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1828 – 1912

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Who was Eben Jenks Loomis?

Eben Jenks Loomis was an American astronomer, born in Oppenheim, New York. He attended the Lawrence Scientific School in 1851-53; was assistant in the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac office from 1850 until his retirement in 1900. During this time he also held the position of special assistant at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.

Loomis was a member of the United States eclipse expedition to Africa in 1889. He is author of Wayside Sketches; An Eclipse Party in Africa; and A Sunset Idyl, and Other Poems.

He was the father of Mabel Loomis Todd.

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Born
Nov 11, 1828
Oppenheim
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Died
Dec 2, 1912

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on July 23, 2013

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