Winslow Upton

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Winslow Upton
Portrait of Winslow Upton
Born October 12, 1853 (1853-10-12)
Salem, Massachusetts
Died January 8, 1914 (1914-01-09) (aged 60)
Providence, Rhode Island
Alma mater Brown University, University of Cincinnati
Spouse(s) Cornelia Augusta Babcock
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy, Meteorology
Institutions Ladd Observatory
Doctoral students Frederick Slocum

Winslow Upton (born in Salem, Massachusetts, 12 October 1853; died Providence, Rhode Island, 8 January 1914) was a United States astronomer.


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.