Rimmer, William Bolton (1882-1943)

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Rimmer, William Bolton (1882-1945)
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Astronomer; Public Servant
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William Bolton Rimmer (1882-1945), astronomer and public servant, was born on 9 November 1882 at Fazakerley, Lancashire, England, son of John Rimmer, farmer, and his wife Sarah Jane, née Bolton. William...

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William Rimmer was one of the four first astronomers at the Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Canberra, when it was established in 1924. From 1929-1939 he was Acting Officer-in-charge of CSO, taking over after Duffield's sudden death in 1929.

Born 9 November 1882. Died ca 1943. Spectroscopic research, Imperial College of Science, London 1919-21, Research Assistant, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Devon 1921-24, astronomer, Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Canberra 1924-29, Acting Officer-in-charge 1929-39.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Rimmer, William Bolton
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Rimmer, William Bolton (1882-1945), Astronomer and Public Servant
    Gascoigne, S. C. B.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 16, 94-95
  3. Obituary: William Bolton Rimmer
    Published: 1945
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 8, 2-3, 71-72
  4. How Mount Stromlo Observatory shed its imperial beginnings
    Bhathal, Ragbir
    Published: 2014
    Series: A&G: News and Reviews in Astronomy & Geophysics, 55, 6, 6.33-6.35

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  1. The depletion of solar radiation by volcanic dust / by W.B. Rimmer
    Rimmer, William Bolton, 1882-1945
    [ Book : 1937 ]
    At State Library VIC
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