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BARNARD, Edward Emerson, astronomer, born in Nashville, Tennessee, 16 December 1857. He was graduated at Vanderbilt University in 1886. His discoveries in astronomy include the following: Comet (Barnard), VI, 1881; Comet (Barnard), III, 1882; the duplicity of the companion to ~ Capri-corni (6 November 1883); Comet (Barnard), III, 1884; Comet (Barnard), II, 1885; Comet (Barnard),*, 1886, and also independently Comet V, 1885. Up to June 1886, he had discovered twenty-one nebuhe. Since 1883 he has had charge of the astronomical observatory, and he is also assistant in practical astronomy at Vanderbilt University. His publications consist of astronomical contributions to the "Sidereal Messenger," "Observatory," " Science Observer," "Astronomische Nachrichten," and other technical journals.
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