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

Campbell, William Wallace

  • Joseph S. TennEmail author
Reference work entry

BornHancock County, Ohio, USA, 11 April 1862

Died San Francisco, California, USA, 14 June 1938
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Selected References

  1. Campbell, W. W. (1891). A Handbook of Practical Astronomy for University Students and Engineers. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Inland Press. Enlarged and revised as The Elements of Practical Astronomy. New York: Macmillan, 1899. (A classic that was reprinted many times.)Google Scholar
  2. — (1913). Stellar Motions. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Crelinsten, Jeffrey (1984). “William Wallace Campbell and the ‘Einstein Problem’: Observational Astronomer Confronts the Theory of Relativity.” Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences 14: 1–91.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. DeVorkin, David H. (1977). “W. W. Campbell’s Spectroscopic Study of the Martian Atmosphere.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 18: 37–53.ADSGoogle Scholar
  5. Klüber, H. von (1960). “The Determination of Einstein’s Light-Deflection in the Gravitational Field of the Sun.” Vistas in Astronomy 3: 47–77.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Osterbrock, Donald E. (1989). “To Climb the Highest Mountain: W. W. Campbell’s 1909 Mars Expedition to Mount Whitney.” Journal for the History of Astronomy 20: 77–97.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Osterbrock, Donald E., John R. Gustafson, and W. J. Shiloh Unruh (1988). Eye on the Sky: Lick Observatory’s First Century. Berkeley: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  8. Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (1996). “Gender, Culture, and Astrophysical Fieldwork: Elizabeth Campbell and the Lick Observatory-Crocker Eclipse Expeditions.” Osiris 11: 17–43.Google Scholar
  9. Tenn, Joseph S. (1992). “Wallace Campbell: The Twelfth Bruce Medalist.” Mercury 21, no. 2: 62–63, 75.Google Scholar
  10. Wright, William H. (1949). “William Wallace Campbell.” Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences 25: 35–74.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics & AstronomySonoma State UniversityRohnert ParkUSA