Astronomer William Harkness was born in Scotland on December 17, 1837. He dies at the age of 65, on February 28, 1903.
Astronomer who designed telescopes and served on the Transit of Venus committee in the nineteenth century. He was also the creator of the spherometer caliper.
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William Harkness was born in the Zodiac sign Sagittarius (The Centaur/Archer), and 1837 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rooster (雞).
Before traveling to New York City to train as a physician, he attended Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester in New York State. He served as a Union Army surgeon during the Civil War.
In 1891, he published The Solar Parallax and its Related Constants, his most notable scientific achievement.
James Harkness and Jane Wield Harkness raised him in Ecclefechan, Scotland.
He and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Chemist Peter Agre were both presidents of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (a century apart).
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