Alan William James Cousins
Alan William James Cousins (8 August 1903 – 11 May 2001) was a South African astronomer.
He was the eldest of four children, and his father Clarence Wilfred Cousins was a senior civil servant who served for a time as Secretary of Labour. His grandfather on his mother's side was Sir James Murray, first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and Cousins attended Murray's funeral at age 11.
He had two children.
- Kilkenny, David (February 2002). Christiaan Sterken; Donald W. Kurtz, eds. Alan Cousins (1903--2001): a life in astronomy. Observational Aspects of Pulsating B- and A Stars, ASP Conference Proceedings. 256. Astronomical Society of the Pacific. p. 1. Bibcode:2002ASPC..256....1K. ISBN 1-58381-096-X.
- "Obituary: A.W.J. Cousins (1903-2001)". The Observatory. 121: 350–352. 2001. Bibcode:2001Obs...121..350K. Obituary
- Williams, Thomas R.; Overbeek, M. Danie (2001). "The End of an Era: A. W. J. Cousins 1903–2001" (PDF). JAAVSO. 30: 58–61. Bibcode:2001JAVSO..30...58W.
- "Alan William James Cousins 1903–2001". Astronomy & Geophysics. 42 (4): 4.34.[dead link] Obituary
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