Richard Alfred Rossiter
Richard Alfred Rossiter (born December 19, 1886 in Oswego , New York , † January 26, 1977 in Bloemfontein , South Africa ) was an astronomer and one of the namesake for the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect .
Richard Alfred Rossiter was particularly concerned with the study of double stars and discovered over 5500 double stars. From 1928 to 1952 he was director of the Lamont-Hussey Observatory in Bloemfontein .
- Catalog of Southern Double Stars , 1955
- Publications by RA Rossiter in the Astrophysics Data System
- F. Holden: RA Rossiter. Monthly Notes of the Astron. Soc. Southern Africa, Vol. 36 (1977), p. 60. (Obituary, English)
|SURNAME||Rossiter, Richard Alfred|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||South African astronomer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 19, 1886|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oswego , New York|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 26, 1977|
|Place of death||Bloemfontein , South Africa|