This astronomer was born exactly 100 years before me. Here is a snippet:
Sidney Dean Townley April 10, 1867 - March 18, 1946:
Sidney Dean Townley was an American astronomer and geodeticist. During his second year at the university he took a course in astronomy. He was also given a room at the Washburn Observatory and worked nights as an assistant. These would serve to shape his interest in astronomy.
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