Charles Augustus Young

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Charles Augustus Young (December 15, 1834 – January 4, 1908) one of the foremost solar spectroscopist astronomers in the United States, died of pneumonia after a brief illness, at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire, on 4 January 1908.wikipedia
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Astronomical spectroscopy

Charles Augustus Young (December 15, 1834 – January 4, 1908) one of the foremost solar spectroscopist astronomers in the United States, died of pneumonia after a brief illness, at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire, on 4 January 1908.
In 1869 the astronomers Charles Augustus Young and William Harkness independently observed a novel green emission line in the Sun's corona during an eclipse. This "new" element was incorrectly named coronium, as it was only found in the corona. It was not until the 1930s that Walter Grotrian and Bengt Edlén discovered that the spectral line at 530.3 nm was due to highly ionized iron (Fe 13+ ). Other unusual lines in the coronal spectrum are also caused by highly charged ions, such as nickel and calcium, the high ionization being due to the extreme temperature of the solar corona.

Henry Norris Russell

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Many years later in 1927, when Henry Norris Russell, Raymond Smith Dugan and John Quincy Stewart wrote their own two-volume textbook, they entitled it Astronomy: A Revision of Young’s Manual of Astronomy.
He studied astronomy at Princeton University, obtaining his B.A. In 1897 and his doctorate in 1899, studying under Charles Augustus Young.

Loomis Observatory

Young's name is inscribed on the Loomis Observatory.
An inscription on the historic marker reads: "Elias Loomis and Charles Augustus Young worked in this Observatory, built in 1838, the third to be erected in the United States, the second oldest standing (1926). "

List of minor planets named after people

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2165 Young (Charles Augustus Young)

Martian canal

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In 1889, American astronomer Charles A. Young reported that Schiaparelli's canal discovery of 1877 had been confirmed in 1881, though new canals had appeared where there had not been any before, prompting "very important and perplexing" questions as to their origin.

Meanings of minor planet names: 2001–3000

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Young (surname)

Charles Augustus Young (1834–1908), astronomer

Dayton Miller

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Born in Ohio to Charles Webster Dewey and Vienna Pomeroy Miller, he graduated from Baldwin University in 1886 and obtained a doctorate in astronomy at Princeton University under Charles A. Young in 1890.

Franz Brünnow

In addition, Charles Augustus Young learned German astronomical methods from Brünnow although he did not attend the University of Michigan.

Transit of Earth from Mars

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During the 1879 event, this permitted Charles Augustus Young to attempt a careful measurement of the oblateness (polar compression) of Mars.


During the total solar eclipse of 7 August 1869, a green emission line of wavelength 530.3 nm was independently observed by Charles Augustus Young (1834–1908) and William Harkness (1837–1903) in the coronal spectrum.

John Griswold White

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Two of White's favorite professors at Western Reserve College were Nathan Perkins Seymour (classics) and Charles Augustus Young (mathematics and science).

The Astrophysical Journal

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In addition to the two founding editors, there was an international board of associate editors: M. A. Cornu, Paris; N. C. Dunér, Upsala; William Huggins, London; P. Tacchini, Rome; H. C. Vogel, Potsdam, C. S. Hastings, Yale; A. A. Michelson, Chicago; E. C. Pickering, Harvard; H. A. Rowland, Johns Hopkins; and C. A. Young, Princeton.

Solar observation

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In 1871 Hermann Vogel, and shortly thereafter by Charles Young confirmed this spectroscopically.

President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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1883: Charles A. Young

Interplanetary medium

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In 1898, American astronomer Charles Augustus Young wrote: "Inter-planetary space is a vacuum, far more perfect than anything we can produce by artificial means..."

1834 in science

December 15 – Charles Augustus Young (died 1908), astronomer.