Raymond Smith Dugan

1878 - 1940

Raymond Smith Dugan

Raymond Smith Dugan (May 30, 1878 – August 31, 1940) was an American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets. His parents were Jeremiah Welby and Mary Evelyn Smith and he was born in Montague in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.His undergraduate and Masters was from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1899 and 1902. Dugan then received his Ph.D. dissertation in 1905 at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl (Königstuhl Observatory, near Heidelberg) at the University of Heidelberg.At the time, the observatory at Heidelberg was a center of asteroid discovery under Max Wolf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Smith Dugan has received more than 10,524 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 225th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Raymond Smith Dugan ranks 226 out of 495Before him are Thomas Gold, Rudolf Wolf, Wilhelm von Biela, Cleostratus, Robert T. A. Innes, and Joel Hastings Metcalf. After him are Johann III Bernoulli, Adriaan Blaauw, Mariam al-Asturlabi, Giovanni Battista Donati, César-François Cassini de Thury, and Henri Debehogne.

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Among people born in 1878, Raymond Smith Dugan ranks 81Before him are Michel Théato, Herbert Chapman, Zabel Yesayan, Otto Freundlich, Jack Johnson, and J. F. C. Fuller. After him are Grigory Petrovsky, C. Rajagopalachari, Mikhail Artsybashev, Ulrich Graf, Agner Krarup Erlang, and Glenn Curtiss. Among people deceased in 1940, Raymond Smith Dugan ranks 67Before him are Oliver Lodge, Jan Kubelík, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, J.-H. Rosny aîné, Paul Nizan, and Phan Bội Châu. After him are Gjergj Fishta, Gyula Kellner, Walter Hasenclever, Ben Turpin, Pierre Weiss, and José Félix Estigarribia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Smith Dugan ranks 2,883 out of 12,171Before him are Winston Groom (1943), Lea Thompson (1961), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), Charles Jencks (1939), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), and Gabriel Almond (1911). After him are Mary Baker Eddy (1821), Melissa McBride (1965), Jeff Daniels (1955), Lyndon LaRouche (1922), Murray Perahia (1947), and Will Ferrell (1967).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Raymond Smith Dugan ranks 44Before him are George Ellery Hale (1868), Michael H. Hart (1932), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Heber Doust Curtis (1872), Daniel Kirkwood (1814), and Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866). After him are Antonia Maury (1866), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), Halton Arp (1927), James Edward Keeler (1857), Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911), and Charles Dillon Perrine (1867).