Seares, Frederick Hanley
Bornnear Cassopolis, Michigan, USA, 17 May 1873
DiedHonolulu, Hawaii, USA, 20 July 1964
American photometrist Frederick Seares was responsible for a large fraction of the work of measuring accurate apparent brightnesses of stars as part of a multi-observatory project to understand the distribution of stars in the Milky Way. He was the son of Isaac Newton Seares and Ella Ardelia (née Swartwout) Seares, and, after two family moves to Iowa and California, received his BS in 1895 from the University of California (Berkeley). The university later awarded Seares an LLD, and he also had an honorary degree from the University of Missouri.
Seares obtained a position of instructor at the University of California and married Mabel Urmy. Soon, though, he decided to continue his education in Europe, studying first at the University of Berlin for a year and then at the Sorbonne in Paris for another year. Seares then returned to the United States with his family to take a position of professor of...
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