Edgar Frisby

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1837 – 1927

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Who was Edgar Frisby?

Edgar Frisby was an American astronomer, born at Great Easton, Leicestershire, England. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1863, then taught in Canada in 1863-67, and for a short time was professor of mathematics at Northwestern University. He was assistant astronomer in the United States Naval Observatory, Washington from 1868 to 1878, and professor of mathematics in the United States Navy from 1878 until he retired in 1899. Professor Frisby observed several eclipses for the government, computed the orbit of the comet of 1882, and had charge of the 12-inch equatorial telescope until his retirement.

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Born
May 22, 1837
Great Easton, Leicestershire
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
Employment
  • Northwestern University
Died
1927

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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