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Nature volume 134, page 171 (04 August 1934) | Download Citation



PROF. GEORGE CARY COMSTOCK, emeritus director of the Washburn Observatory and professor of astronomy in the University of Wisconsin, formerly dean of the Graduate School, died on May 11, aged seventy-nine years. He was known for his determination of the constant of aberration, for studies of atmospheric refraction, for long-continued work on double stars, and especially for one of the first determinations of the proper motions of faint stars.

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