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William Lewis Elkin

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William Lewis Elkin is a famous person who is best known as a Scientist. William was born on April 29, 1855, in New Orleans, Louisiana. William Lewis Elkin is a member of the famous Scientist list.

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First NameWilliam
Last NameElkin
Age67 years (age at death)
Birth SignTaurus
Birth DateApril 29, 1855
Birth PlaceNew Orleans, Louisiana
CityNew Orleans
CountryUnited States


Elkin had a meeting with David Gill, the director of the Cape Observatory, a year before he left Strassburg. The two men became fast friends, and Gill invited Elkin to Cape Town. In December 1880, Dr. Elkin set sail for South Africa, arriving in 1881. Gill and Elkin worked together at the observatory to measure stellar parallaxes of first magnitude stars with a heliometer.

In 1884, H. A. Newton invited Elkin to join the Yale University Observatory as “Astronomer in Charge of the Heliometer.” In 1896, Elkin succeeded Newton as director of the observatory. Elkin first used the Yale Heliometer to measure the Pleiades, followed by a survey of northern stars.

The heliometer was used in collaboration with Frederick L. Chase and Mason Smith to conduct a survey that resulted in the identification of 238 parallaxes. Frank Schlesinger’s efforts were noted for their particular accuracy, at least for that time period, and elimination of systematic errors.

Meteor photography Elkin is also regarded as a pioneer in meteor photography, having photographed approximately 130 meteor trails between 1894 and 1910. He was the first to accurately determine meteor velocities by using two groups of cameras with rotating shutters, an idea first proposed by Jonathan Homer Lane.

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William Lewis Elkin’s Net Worth:
$1-5 Million

Estimated Net Worth in 2021$1-5 Million
Previous Year’s Net Worth (2020)$1-5 Million
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source Scientist.

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Some Facts About William Lewis Elkin

  1. William Lewis Elkin’s age 67 years (age at death).
  2. Birthday April 29 and Born in 1855.
  3. Birth Sign Taurus.