Seth Barnes Nicholson

1891 - 1963

Seth Barnes Nicholson

Seth Barnes Nicholson (November 12, 1891 – July 2, 1963) was an American astronomer. He worked at the Lick observatory in California, and is known for discovering several moons of Jupiter in the 20th century. Nicholson was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was raised in rural Illinois. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seth Barnes Nicholson has received more than 17,664 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 161st most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 162 out of 495Before him are Yrjö Väisälä, Peter Andreas Hansen, Liisi Oterma, Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Mary Somerville, and Maria Mitchell. After him are James W. Christy, Milton L. Humason, Alexis Bouvard, Margaret Burbidge, Edward Walter Maunder, and Antonín Mrkos.

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Among people born in 1891, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 71Before him are R. Norris Williams, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Kim Seong-su, Johannes R. Becher, Shukri al-Quwatli, and Kálmán Kalocsay. After him are Jan Mukařovský, Milton L. Humason, Wilder Penfield, Julius Raab, Jose P. Laurel, and Bruno Loerzer. Among people deceased in 1963, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 55Before him are W. E. B. Du Bois, Jacobus Oud, Robert Stroud, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Elmore James, and Ferenc Fricsay. After him are Alexander Marinesko, Adrian Carton de Wiart, Rikidōzan, Dinah Washington, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, and Ernesto Lecuona.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 2,277 out of 12,171Before him are Mary Steenburgen (1953), Maria Mitchell (1818), Leslie Easterbrook (1949), Tobe Hooper (1943), William Peter Blatty (1928), and Philo Farnsworth (1906). After him are Marisa Berenson (1947), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Stacy Keach (1941), Suzanne Collins (1962), Joe Pass (1929), and James W. Christy (1938).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Seth Barnes Nicholson ranks 28Before him are Harlow Shapley (1885), William Henry Pickering (1858), Vesto Slipher (1875), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), Henry Draper (1837), and Maria Mitchell (1818). After him are James W. Christy (1938), Milton L. Humason (1891), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837), J. Allen Hynek (1910), and William Wallace Campbell (1862).