Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Storer, Arthur

Reference work entry

BornLincolnshire, England, 1642

DiedCalvert County, Maryland, (USA), 1686

As a boy, Arthur Storer was a playmate of  Isaac Newton. He observed comet 1P/1682 Q1 (Halley) for Newton after immigrating to America.

Selected Reference

  1. Thrower, Norman J. W. (1990). Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Longer View of Newton and Halley. Berkeley: University of California Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA