William Harkness
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William Harkness was born on December 17, 1837 (age 65) in Scotland. He is a celebrity scientist.

🔯 Sun sign: Sagittarius

🌍 Nationality: Scotland

Death date: February 28, 1903

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William Harkness - Bio, Age, Wiki, Facts and Family

William Harkness's About

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19th-century astronomer who designed telescopes and served on the Transit of Venus commission. He also invented the spherometer caliper.

William Harkness Family life

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He was born in Ecclefechan, Scotland to James Harkness and Jane Wield Harkness.

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William Harkness Before Fame

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He studied at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and at the University of Rochester (New York state) before moving to New York City to train as a physician. During the Civil War, he worked as a Union Army surgeon.

William Harkness Trivia

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He published his most important scientific work, The Solar Parallax and its Related Constants, in 1891.

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He and Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Peter Agre, both held the position (a century apart) of president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Facts About William Harkness

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● William Harkness was born on December 17, 1837 (age 65) in Scotland
● He is a celebrity scientist



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