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OLMSTED, Denison [1791-1859] -- American scientist and teacher, inventor (stove, lubricant)

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Professor Olmsted is credited with giving birth to meteor science after the 1833 Leonid meteor shower over North America spurred him to study this phenomenon. He subsequently demonstrated that meteors are not an atmospheric phenomenon, but are cosmic in origin. WIKI

His papers dealing with the famous meteoric showers of Nov. 13, 1833 (American Journal of Science and Arts, January-April 1834, January 1836), brought him scientific fame. In these he collected and arranged in logical and orderly manner all the available data on the subject. BRC  -30-
 

Chronology

1813
A.B. from Yale
1813-1815
Taught at the Union School in New London
1815
Appointed as a tutor at Yale
1816
M.A. from Yale
1817
Professor of Chemistry at UNC
1821
Successfully advocated a state geological survey (UNC)
1824c
Appointed as state geologist (NC)
1825
Called to Yale as prof. of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy
1827/07/21
Patent: Gas Light from Cotton Seed
1834/11/05
Patent: a useful stove
1835c
Patent: a lubricant of lard and rosin for machinery

Selected Works

  • Compendium of Natural Philosphy (1833)
  • Introduction to Astronomy (1839)
  • Introduction to Natural Philosophy (1831-1832)
  • Letters on Astronomy, Addressed to a Lady (1841)
  • Life and Writings of Ebenezer Porter Mason (1842)
  • Rudiments of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy (1844)
  • The State of Education in Connecticut (1816 M.A. oration)
  • Student's Commonplace Books (1828)

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