William Tyler Olcott
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.
Awards and honors
- AAVSO Merit Award (1936)
- The William Tyler Olcott Award of the AAVSO, initiated in 2000, is named for him.
- The crater Olcott on the Moon is named after him.
- 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.
- Works by William Tyler Olcott at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about William Tyler Olcott at Internet Archive
- Sun Lore of All Ages, at sacred-texts.com
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