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date: 17 August 2019

Adams, John Couch 

A Dictionary of Scientists
 Market House Books Market House Books

(1819–1892) British astronomerAdams was born in the small Cornish town of Launceston, where his father was a tenant farmer. He developed an early interest in astronomy, constructing his own sundial and observing solar altitudes, and pursuing his astronomical studies in the local Mechanics Institute. He graduated brilliantly from Cambridge University in ... ...

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