Richard Tousey

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Richard Tousey (May 18, 1908 – April 15, 1997)[1] was an American astronomer.[2]

He was a pioneer in the observation of the sun from space, and took the first photographs of the sun's ultraviolet spectrum, using a captured V-2 rocket.[1]

In 1960 he was awarded the Frederic Ives Medal by the OSA. He won the Henry Draper Medal from the National Academy of Sciences in 1963,[3] the Eddington Medal in 1964, and the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship in 1966.


  1. ^ a b "Richard Tousey, 88; Solar Physicist". The New York Times. 21 April 1997. 
  2. ^ Brueckner, Guenter (September 1997). "Obituary: Richard Tousey". Physics Today. 50 (9): 98. doi:10.1063/1.881895. 
  3. ^ "Henry Draper Medal". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 

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