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Pickering, William Henry

1858-1938

MIT Class of 1879


8 (Physics) SB

American astronomer, discovered Phoebe, one of the satellites of Saturn and Pluto, considered until recently the ninth planet of our solar systm. Department of Physics: Assistant 1880-1883; Instructor 1883-1886.

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