William Tyler Olcott (1873–1936) was an American lawyer and amateur astronomer.
In 1909, after attending a lecture by
Edward Charles Pickering, he developed an interest in observing variable stars. In 1911, he founded the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). W. Olcott also published several books to popularize the field of amateur astronomy. [1 ]
Awards and honors [ edit ]
AAVSO Merit Award (1936)
The William Tyler Olcott Award of the AAVSO, initiated in 2000, is named for him.
Olcott on the Moon is named after him.
Bibliography [ edit ]
W. T. Olcott,
In Starland With A Three-Inch Telescope, 1909, New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons. W. T. Olcott,
Variable Star Work for the Amateur Astronomer, 1911, Popular Astronomy. W. T. Olcott,
Star Lore of All Ages, 1911, New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons. W. T. Olcott,
Sun Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths and Legends Concerning the Sun and Its Worship, 1914, W. T. Olcott & Edmund W. Putnam,
A Field Book of the Stars, 1929, New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons.
References [ edit ]
^ Williams, Thomas R.; Saladyga, Michael (2011). Advancing Variable Star Astronomy - The Centennial History of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (1st ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 27,331. ISBN 978-0-521-51912-0.
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