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

Jeffers, Hamilton Moore

  • Joseph S. TennEmail author
Reference work entry

BornSewickley, Pennsylvania, USA, 13 October 1893

Died Carmel, California, USA, 28 May 1976
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The author is grateful to Elizabeth Roemer and Helmut Abt for sharing their remembrances and to the University of California, Santa Cruz, Library, where Jeffers’ professional papers are kept in the Mary Lea Shane Archives of Lick Observatory. He thanks Tor House Foundation for the photo and further information.

Selected References

  1. Aitken, Robert G. (1924). Letter to H.M. Jeffers, undated. Lick Observatory Records, Special Collections & Archives, University of California Santa Cruz.Google Scholar
  2. —. New General Catalogue of Double Stars within 120° of the North Pole. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington.Google Scholar
  3. Jeffers, H. M. and S. Vasilevskis (1978). “Photographic measures of double stars. II.” Astronomical Journal 83, 411–435.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Jeffers, Hamilton M. and Willem H. van den Bos, with Frances M. Greeby (1963). Index Catalogue of Visual Double Stars, 1961. Publications of the Lick Observatory, 21.Google Scholar
  5. Kronk, Gary W. (2009). Cometography. A Catalog of Comets. volume 4: 1933–1959. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Shane, C. D. (1980). “Hamilton Moore Jeffers.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 21, 69–70.ADSGoogle Scholar
  7. Tenn, Joseph S. (2013). “Keepers of the Double Stars”. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 16, 81–93.ADSGoogle Scholar
  8. van den Bos, W.H. and H.M. Jeffers (1957). “An Index Catalogue of Visual Double and Multiple Stars.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 69, 322–325.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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