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George Phillips Bond

(1825—1865)

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Bond albedo

Bond albedo  

The fraction of the total light or other radiation falling on a non-luminous spherical body that is reflected from the body in all directions; also called spherical albedo. It is calculated over all ...
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A Dictionary of Scientists

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2003
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(1825–1865) American astronomer George Bond spent most of his early life assisting his father William Bond, whom he succeeded as director of the Harvard College Observatory in ... More
Hyperion

Hyperion  

One of the major satellites of Saturn, with a radius measuring 185 × 140 × 113 km; visual albedo 0.19–0.25. It was discovered in 1848 by W. Bond.
Johann Gottfried Galle

Johann Gottfried Galle  

(1812–1910)Germanastronomer. On 1846 September 23, observing at the Berlin Observatory with the German astronomer Heinrich Ludwig d'Arrest (1822–75), he was the first to locate the planet Neptune, ...
William Cranch Bond

William Cranch Bond  

(1789–1859)Americanastronomer, father of G. P. Bond. He founded the Harvard College Observatory, originally sited in his house but transferred to Harvard in 1838. He was succeeded as its director by ...
William Lassell

William Lassell  

(1799–1880) British astronomerLassell, who was born at Bolton in Lancashire, was a brewer by profession who became interested in astronomy. He built an observatory for himself at Starfield near ...

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