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William Edwin James: Designer and Maker of Astronomical Optics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 April 2016

H. C. Bolton
Affiliation:
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic. 3052, Australia
D. W. Coates
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, Monash University, Clayton, Vic. 3168, Australia dcoates@sci.monash.edu.au
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Abstract

We give an account of the life and work of William James, including his many contributions to astronomy in Australia mainly through his skill in designing, figuring and testing aspheric surfaces.

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History of Australian Astronomy
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Copyright © Astronomical Society of Australia 1996

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