James E. Keeler

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Birthday
10, 1857
Birthplace
La Salle, IL
Death Date
Aug 2, 1900 (42)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1857
Birthplace
La Salle, IL
Death Date
Aug 2, 1900 (42)

About

Astronomer who discovered the first pulsar and observed the rings of Saturn. Because of this the gap in Saturn's A Ring is named after him.

Before Fame

He did not attend school between then ages of twelve and twenty, and in that time he developed an interest in astronomy.

Trivia

He founded the Astrophysical Journal with George Hale.

Family Life

He married Cora Matthews in 1891 and the couple had a son and daughter together.

Associated With

He studied and photographed the nebulae cataloged by William Herschel.