Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Adams, Walter Sydney

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_9005

BornKessab, (Syria), 20 December 1876

Died Pasadena, California, USA, 11 May 1956
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Selected References

  1. Adams, Walter S. Letter to Charles Greeley Abbott, 9 August 1921. Walter Sydney Adams Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.Google Scholar
  2. — (1947). “Early Days at Mount Wilson.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 59: 213–231, 285–304.Google Scholar
  3. — (1947). “Some Reminiscences of the Yerkes Observatory, 1898–1904.” Science 106: 196–200.Google Scholar
  4. — (1949). “The History of the International Astronomical Union.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 61: 5–12.Google Scholar
  5. — (1954). “The Founding of the Mount Wilson Observatory.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 66: 267–303.Google Scholar
  6. — (1955). “Early Solar Research at Mount Wilson.” Vistas in Astronomy 1: 619–623.Google Scholar
  7. Greenstein, Jesse L., J. B. Oke, and H. Shipman (1985). “On the Redshift of Sirius B.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 26: 279–288.ADSGoogle Scholar
  8. Hetherington, Norriss S. (1980). “Sirius B and the Gravitational Redshift: A Historical Review.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 21: 246–252.ADSGoogle Scholar
  9. Hetherington, Norriss S. and Ronald. S. Brashear (1992). “Walter S. Adams and the Imposed Settlement between Edwin Hubble and Adriaan Van Maanen.” Journal for the History of Astronomy 23: 53–56.Google Scholar
  10. Joy, A. H. (1958). “Walter Sydney Adams.” Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences 31: 1–31.Google Scholar
  11. Shapley, Harlow (1956). “A Master of Stellar Spectra.” Sky & Telescope 15(9): 401.ADSGoogle Scholar
  12. Stratton, F. J. M. (1956). “Walter Sydney Adams.” Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2: 1–18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Tenn, Joseph S. (1994). “Walter S. Adams: The Twenty?Third Bruce Medalist.” Mercury 232: 20–21. (The original upon which this article is based.)Google Scholar
  14. Wesemael, F. (1985). “A Comment on Adams’ Measurement of the Gravitational Redshift of Sirius B.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 26: 273–278.ADSGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics & AstronomySonoma State UniversityRohnert ParkUSA