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Biographical entry Rimmer, William Bolton (1882 - 1943)

Born
9 November 1882
Fazakerley, Lancashire, England
Died
2 July 1943
Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

William Bolton Rimmer was one of the four first astronomers at the Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Canberra, when it was established in 1924. From 1929-39 he was Acting Officer-in-charge of CSO, taking over after Duffield's sudden death in 1929.

Details

Born 9 November 1882. Died ca 1943. Spectroscopic research, Imperial College of Science, London 1919-21, Research Assistant, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Devon 1921-24, astronomer, Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Canberra 1924-29, Acting Officer-in-charge 1929-39.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1936 - 1956, MS 037; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Rimmer, William Bolton (1882-1945), Astronomer and Public Servant', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 94-95. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160111b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: William Bolton Rimmer', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 8, no. 2-3, 1945, pp. 71-72. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, 'How Mount Stromlo Observatory shed its imperial beginnings', A&G: News and Reviews in Astronomy & Geophysics, vol. 55, no. 6, 2014, pp. 6.33-6.35. Details

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