Sherbern Wesley Burnham (Burnham Sherburne Wesley)( The American astronomer.)
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Biography Sherbern Wesley Burnham (Burnham Sherburne Wesley)
Born December 12, 1838 in Thetford (pc. Vermont). Graduated Tetfordskuyu Academy and moved to Chicago, becoming a court reporter. In Chicago, Burnham created his own observatory, equipped with 15-cm telescope, and gained worldwide fame as an observer of double stars. His observations were made during 12 years (1870-1882), and was then joined the staff of Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton (pc. California). In 1893-1913 he worked at Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago in Williams Bay (pc. Wisconsin), from 1893 - professor of practical astronomy, University of Chicago. In 1874, Burnham was elected a member of the London Royal Astronomical Society, and in 1894 won the Gold Medal for the discovery and study of binary stars. In 1904 he won. J. Lalande Paris Academy of Sciences. Published several catalogs of double stars, the most comprehensive of which General catalog of double stars within 121 б╟ from the North Pole of the world (General Catalogue of Double Stars within 121 б╟ of the North Pole, 1906), contains data on 13 665 stars. Sam Burnham opened the 1340 double stars. Burnham died in Chicago March 11, 1921.