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

Dunn, Samuel

Reference work entry

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