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Simon Newcomb (1835–1909)

Newcomb, Simon. An American astronomer of distinction, scientist, and author; born of United States parents in Wallace, NS, March 12, 1835; died on July 11, 1909. Among his most important works are: ‘Popular Astronomy’; ‘School Astronomy,’ with E. S. Holden; a series of textbooks on ‘Algebra,’ ‘Geometry,’ ‘Trigonometry,’ and ‘Calculus’; ‘Spherical Astronomy’; ‘Lights on Astronomy’; ‘The Moon.’