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

Dymond, Joseph

Reference work entry

Born Brierly, (South Yorkshire), England, 5 December 1746

Died Blyth, Northumberland, 10 December 1796

With   William Wales , Joseph Dymond initiated Western astronomical research from Canada. The two established the latitude of Fort Churchill (Hudson’s Bay) in 1768, preparatory to the transit of Venus, successfully observed the following year.

Selected Reference

  1. Fernie, J. Donald (1998). “Transits, Travels and Tribulations, IV.” American Scientist86: 422–425.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA