Harlan True Stetson

Physicist, Author

1885 – 1964

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Who was Harlan True Stetson?

Harlan True Stetson was an American astronomer and physicist.

He earned a B.S. from Brown University in 1912, a M.A. from Dartmouth College, then a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1915. His thesis was titled, On an Apparatus and Method for Thermo-Electric Measurements for Photographic Photometry.

Stetson joined Dartmouth in 1918 to teach physics, then moved to Harvard where he taught astronomy until 1929. He then became the directory of the Perkins Observatory.

In 1936 he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He directed the MIT Cosmic Terrestrial Research Laboratory from 1940 until 1950, and performed research into the relationship between the cosmos and the Earth. His studies included sunspots, the Earth's crust, and the propagation of radio waves.

The crater Stetson on the Moon is named in his honor.

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Born
1885
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Dartmouth College
  • Brown University
  • Harvard University
Died
1964

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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