The collection contains the astronomical research and correspondence of American
astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891-1963), dating from 1914 to 1963. The majority of Nicholson’s research
material deals with his study of Jupiter and its moons.
American astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891-1963) was born in Springfield,
Illinois, on November 21, 1891. He received a Bachelors in Science from Drake
University, Des Moines, Indiana, in 1911 and a Ph.D. from the University of
California in 1914. He discovered Sinope, the ninth moon of Jupiter, while observing
the seventh moon, Pasiphaë, at Lick Observatory. The computation of its orbit was
the subject of his Ph.D. thesis.
445 items in 3 boxes.
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