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Edward Emerson Barnard

  • Birth 16 Oct 1857 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 6 Feb 1923 Williams Bay, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 14632246

Astronomer. Between 1881 and 1892 he discovered 14 comets. In 1892 he discovered Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter. In 1895 he joined the University of Chicago as professor of astronomy. Barnard's Star is named for him.

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  • Originally Created by: Jerold Wilkinson
  • Added: 17 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14632246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Emerson Barnard (16 Oct 1857–6 Feb 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14632246, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .