Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Dunn, Samuel

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_9049

Died probably England, 1794

Samuel Dunn was a London teacher of mathematics and cartographer. He observed the 1761 Venus transit in search of planetary satellites, but found none.

Selected References

  1. Kanas, N. (2007). Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography. Berlin: Springer.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Warner, D. (1994). Terrestrial Magnetism: For the Glory of God and the Benefit of Mankind. Osiris, 2nd Series, 9: 66.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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