Simon Newcomb

Simon Newcomb (HM21JO)

Location: Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Cumberland County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 48.756', W 63° 30.849'

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Born at Wallace Bridge, Newcomb moved to the United States in 1853. Graduating from Harvard he became Professor of Mathematics in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Naval Observatory. He was soon recognized as an authority on mathematical astronomy. As Director of the Nautical Almanac (1877-97), and as Professor at Johns Hopkins (1884-94 and 1898-1900) his revision of the lunar and planetary tables led to the simplification of all nautical almanacs throughout the world, while his many scientific books and papers earned him international distinction and high honour. He died in Washington [D.C.]
Né à Wallace Bridge, Newcomb émigra aux États-Unis en 1853. Diplômé de Harvard, il devint professeur de mathématiques dans la marine américaine, puis fut nommé à l'observatoire naval. À titre de directeur de Nautical Almanac (1877-1897) et de professeur à l'université Johns Hopkins (entre 1884 et 1900), il effectua une révision des éphémérides qui permit de simplifier les almanachs nautiques du monde entier; ses ouvrages et articles scientifiques lui valurent une réputation internationale et de hautes distinctions. Il mourut à Washington [D.C].
HM NumberHM21JO
Year Placed1935
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 460054 N 5073354
Decimal Degrees45.81260000, -63.51415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 48.756', W 63° 30.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 48' 45.36" N, 63° 30' 50.94" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13277 NS-6, Pictou Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, CA
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