William Tyler Olcott


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William Tyler Olcott (1873–1936) was an American lawyer and amateur astronomer.

In 1909, after attending a lecture by Edward Charles Pickering, he developed an interest in observing variable stars. In 1911, he founded the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). Olcott also published several books to popularize the field of amateur astronomy.

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A Field Book of the Stars

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Star Lore: Myths, Legends, ...

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Sun Lore of All Ages: A Col...

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Lepus the Hare - Pamphlet

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Corvus the Crow - Pamphlet

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Aquila the Eagle

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Star Lore of All Ages; A Co...

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In Starland with a Three-In...

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“Location.—The star α in Aries, known as Hamal, and sometimes as Arietis, a star of the second magnitude, is about 7° south of α Trianguli. A line drawn from the Pole Star to γ Andromedæ, and prolonged about 20°, ends at Hamal.”
William Tyler Olcott, A Field Book of the Stars



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