Walter Adams Biography

Scientist, Astronomer (1876–1956)
Walter Adams was an American astronomer who is best known for his spectroscopic studies.


In 1908, astronomer Walter Adams became a member of the original staff of Mount Wilson Observatory in California, where he served as director from 1923 to 1946. Adams took an important part in planning the 200-inch telescope for the Palomar Mountain Observatory and investigated sunspots and the rotation of the Sun, the velocities and distances of thousands of stars and planetary atmospheres.

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