Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Albrecht, Sebastian

  • Rudi Paul Lindner
Reference work entry

BornMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 22 August 1876

Diedprobably Albany, New York, USA, 9 April 1957

American observational astronomer Sebastian Albrecht was the son of John and Anna Mary Schiessel Albrecht. He married Violet E. Standen in 1910. They had two children. Albrecht was educated at the University of Wisconsin (B.S.: 1900), where he studied under  George Comstock, and at Lick Observatory (fellow: 1903–1906) and the University of California, where he received a Ph.D. in 1906 for work on the spectra of variables stars Y Ophiuchi and T Vulpeculae with  William Campbell.

From 1900 to 1903 Albrecht taught high-school science in West Bend, Wisconsin. From 1906 to 1910 he was an assistant astronomer at the Lick Observatory, and in 1908 he took part in the Lick Observatory solar-eclipse expedition to Flint Island in the Pacific; in 1909 he was part of a Lick Observatory expedition to observe from the summit of Mount Whitney. From 1910 to 1912 Albrecht joined another former Lick astronomer,

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Selected References

  1. Albrecht, Sebastian (1907). “A Spectrographic Study of the Fourth Class Variable Stars Y Ophiuchi and T Vulpeculae.” Lick Observatory Bulletin 4, no. 118 : 130–146. (Based upon Albrecht’s dissertation.)Google Scholar
  2. — (1907). “A Spectrographic Study of the Fourth-Class Variable Stars Y Ophiuchi and T Vulpeculae.” Astrophysical Journal 25: 330–348.Google Scholar
  3. — (1914). “On Systematic Errors of Stellar Radial Velocities.” Astrophysical Journal 40: 473–480.Google Scholar
  4. — (1930). “The Spectrum of Gamma Geminorum.” Astrophysical Journal 72: 65–97.Google Scholar
  5. — (1934). “The Spectrum of α Canis Minoris (Procyon).” Astrophysical Journal 80: 86–119.Google Scholar
  6. — (1930). “Albrecht, Sebastian.” In National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Vol. A, p. 190. New York: James T. White and Co. (A short article on Albrecht’s earlier career.)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA