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Adams, Walter Sydneylocked

AM, DSc, LLD retd

Born Antioch, N. Syria, 20 Dec. 1876; s of Lucien H. Adams; m 1st, 1910, Lillian M. Wickham (d 1920); 2nd, 1922, Adeline L. Miller; two s; died 11 May 1956


Dartmouth College; Univ. of Chicago; Univ. of Munich


Assistant, Yerkes Observatory, 1901–03; Instructor, 1903–04; Assistant Astronomer Mount Wilson Observatory, 1904–09; Acting Director, 1910–11; Assistant Director, 1913–23; Director, 1923–46; Research Associate, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1946–48; Research Associate, California Institute of Technology, 1947–48. Member Astronomical Society of America (President, 1931–34); Member Astronomical Society of the Pacific (President, 1923); Fellow and Associate RAS, gold medal, 1917; Member Société Astronomique de France; Member Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala; Member American Philosopical Society; Member National Acad. of Sciences, Foreign Associate Pariis and Royal Swedish Academie of Sciences; Foreign Member Royal Society; Vice-Pres. Internat. Astronomical Union, 1935–49; Draper Medal of National Academy of Sciences, 1918; Prix Janssen of the Société Astronomique de France, 1926; Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1928; Janssen Medal of the Académie des Sciences, 1935


numerous papers on stellar spectroscopy, radial velocities and stellar parallaxes


Twilight, Athenæum (Pasadena)


Pasadena, California

Sycamore 4–1097