William Harkness

About William Harkness

Birth Day: December 17, 1837
Birth Place: Scotland
Died On: Feb 28, 1903 (age 65)
Birth Sign: Sagittarius

William Harkness Net Worth

William Harkness was bornon December 17, 1837 in Scotland. 19th-century astronomer who designed telescopes and served on the Transit of Venus commission. He also invented the spherometer caliper.
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💰 Net worth: 9 Million

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About

19th-century Astronomer who designed telescopes and served on the Transit of Venus commission. He also invented the spherometer caliper.

Before Fame

He studied at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and at the University of Rochester (New York state) before moving to New York City to train as a physician. During the Civil War, he worked as a Union Army surgeon.

Trivia

He published his most important scientific work, The Solar Parallax and its Related Constants, in 1891.

Family Life

He was born in Ecclefechan, Scotland to James Harkness and Jane Wield Harkness.

Associated With

He and Nobel Prize-winning Chemist, Peter Agre, both held the position (a century apart) of President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.