Rev Joel Hastings Metcalf


Rev Joel Hastings Metcalf

Meadville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Feb 1925 (aged 59)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Plot Sec-AA Lot-677 Grv-1
Memorial ID 118704776 View Source

Son of Louis Metcalf & Annie Hicks per 22 Sep 1891 Somerville, MA record of marriage to Elizabeth S. Lochman.


Reverend Metcalf graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1892. He served as a Unitarian minister in Burlington, Vermont and in Taunton, Massachusetts, Winchester, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine.

He discovered or co-discovered several comets, including 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf and 97P/Metcalf-Brewington, and also 41 asteroids during 1905–1914, as credited by the Minor Planet Center.[1]

Two of his discoveries, the main-belt asteroids 726 Joëlla and 792 Metcalfia, were named in his honor

[Wikipedia: Joel Hastings Metcalf]
[Popular Astronomy: Joel Hastings Metcalf]

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