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
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_580

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