Samuel Pierpont Langley

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Summary

This work, written on the centennary of Samuel P. Langley's birth, recalls his devotion to his astronomical work, including his work at the Western University of Pennsylvania and his accomplishments at the Smithsonian. Langley served as Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1887 to 1906. Some anecdotes are related; however, the majority of the memoir is devoted to descriptions of "pioneer investigations" in field of aeronautics, written in Langley's own words. Includes references and plates.

Author

Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872

Subject

  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Western University of Pennsylvania

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Citation information

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Vol. 92, no. 8

Notes

Written by Langley's protege at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Charles Greeley Abbot, who later also served as Secretary of the Smithsonian (1928-1944).

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1934

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Secretaries
  • Observatories
  • Instruments
  • Anniversaries
  • Astronomy
  • Solar energy
  • Astrophysics
  • Solar collectors
  • Biography
  • Research

Edition

eighth

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