John Adelbert Parkhurst

John Adelbert Parkhurst was an American astronomer. He was born in Dixon, Illinois, and attended public schools in the state at Marengo and Wheaton College. He then attended Rose Polytechnic Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana, earning a B.Sc. in 1886. For the following two years he taught mathematics at the same school. In 1888 he married Anna Greenleaf. He returned to Marengo, Illinois where he kept a small, private observatory that he used primarily for variable star observation. The Yerkes Observatory was built nearby in 1897, and in 1898 he joined the staff as a Volunteer Research Assistant. By 1900 he was appointed as an assistant. He remained on the staff for 25 years, later ... more on Wikipedia

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