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Seth Barnes Nicholson

Born: 12-Nov-1891
Birthplace: Springfield, IL
Died: 2-Jul-1963
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer, Physicist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Four satellites of Jupiter

Astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson discovered Sinope, Lysithea, Carme, and Ananke, the 9th-12th known moons of Jupiter. He used a vacuum thermocouple to determine the temperatures of the moon, planets, sunspots, and stars, and surface features and spectrum of the Sun.

Wife: (married)

    University: BS, Drake University (1912)
    Scholar: Lick Observatory, University of California at Santa Cruz (1914-15)
    University: PhD, University of California at Berkeley (1915)
    Scholar: Mt Wilson Observatory (1915-63)

    Bruce Medal 1963
    Astronomical Society of the Pacific President (1935, 1960-61)
    Asteroid Namesake 1831 Nicholson
    Lunar Crater Nicholson
    Martian Crater Nicholson



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