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Eben Jenks Loomis

Born: Nov 11, 1828

Death: Dec 2, 1912

Birthplace: Oppenheim

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Eben Jenks Loomis

Date of Birth : Nov 11, 1828
Date of Death : Dec 2, 1912
Birth Place : Oppenheim

Eben Jenks Loomis was an American astronomer, born in Oppenheim, New York. He attended the Lawrence Scientific School in 1851-53; was assistant in the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac office from 1850 until his retirement in 1900. During this time he also held the position of special assistant at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. Loomis was a member of the United States eclipse expedition to Africa in 1889. He is author of Wayside Sketches; An Eclipse Party in Africa; and A Sunset Idyl, and Other Poems. He was the father of Mabel Loomis Todd.


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