Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Harkness, William

Reference work entry

BornEcclefechan, (Dumfries and Galloway), Scotland, 17 December 1837

Died Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, 28 February 1903
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Selected References

  1. Anon. (1903). “William Harkness.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 15: 172–177.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bigelow, Frank H. (1903). “William Harkness.” Popular Astronomy 11: 281–284.ADSGoogle Scholar
  3. Dick, Steven J., Wayne Orchiston, and Tom Love (1998). “Simon Newcomb, William Harkness, and the Nineteenth-century American Transit of Venus Expeditions.” Journal for the History of Astronomy 29: 221–255.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Hirshfeld, Alan W. (2001). Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos. New York: W. H. Freeman, esp. p. 65.Google Scholar
  5. Royal Society. Catalogue of Scientific Papers. Vol. 7 (1877): 909; Vol. 10 (1894): 142; and Vol. 15 (1916): 643–644. London: C. J. Clay. (For Harkness’s publications.)Google Scholar
  6. Skinner, A. N. (1903). “William Harkness.” Science, n.s., 17: 601–604. (Contains Harkness’s autobiographical account, “Biographical Memorandum,” 602–604.)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MassachusettsDartmouthUSA