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Popular Astronomy Magazine and the Development of Variable Star Observing in the United States

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Horace A. Smith

Mt. Wilson and Las Campanas Observatories, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, CA  91101




Popular Astronomy magazine and its forerunner, the Sidereal Messenger, played important roles in the growth of amateur variable star observing in the United States. Their contribution during the interval 1882-1911 is discussed.


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