October 12, 1853|
January 8, 1914 (aged 60)|
Providence, Rhode Island
|Alma mater||Brown University, University of Cincinnati|
|Spouse(s)||Cornelia Augusta Babcock|
|Doctoral students||Frederick Slocum|
He graduated from Brown University. He was an assistant at the Harvard Observatory for several years, then assistant engineer of the U. S. Lake Survey, and later computor of the U.S. Naval Observatory and of the U.S. Signal Service. He was appointed professor of astronomy at Brown in 1883 and became director of Ladd Observatory when it opened in 1891. He was a member of the U. S. government eclipse expeditions of 1878 and 1883, also of two private expeditions sent out in 1887 and 1889, and in 1896-97 was attached to the southern station of Harvard University at Arequipa, Peru.
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- Upton, Winslow (1896). Star atlas, containing stars visible to the naked eye. Boston: Ginn & Co. LCCN 05008125. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- Slocum, Frederick. "Winslow Upton". Popular Astronomy. 22: 208–211. Bibcode:1914PA.....22..208S.
- Mitchell, Martha (1993). "Upton, Winslow". Encyclopedia Brunoniana. Providence, R.I.: Brown University Library. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Upton, Winslow". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
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