Astronomer (1864-1951)


An astronomer pioneering  the study of binary stars at Lick Observatory, and a leader of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for 57 years. He is highlighted in Deaf Persons in the Arts and Scientists: A Biographical Dictionary (1995). South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin, the largest known impact crater in the Solar System, bears his name.


Astronomical Society of the Pacific
memorial
memorial fund
Royal Astronomical Society
Gold Medal
obituary
American Astronomical Society
obituary
gold medal

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
obituary
Irish Astronomical Society obituary

Deaf Persons in the Arts and Scientists: A Biographical Dictionary  (1995)
(entry)
Journal des Observateur
obituary
University of California
obituary
Chris Plicht
obituary

The Bruce Medalists
biography
award address
bibliography

Van Den Bos (1958) 
Biographical Memoir (.pdf)
Osterbrock (2000):
Abstract 


Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Photos

The Binary Stars
(review) (download free)
South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin
(Wikipedia ) (NASA)

Moon Crater
Aitken

Minor Planet
Aitken
 


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