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left: Clementine . right: LROC
Joseph Winlock (February 6, 1826 – June 11, 1875) was an American astronomer and mathematician. In 1863 he was one of the fifty charter members of the National Academy of Sciences. Three year later in 1866 he became director of the Harvard College Observatory, succeeding George Bond. He was also appointed professor of astronomy at Harvard. Much of his astronomical work included measurements with the meridian circle, a catalogue of double stars and stellar photometry investigations.
Exploring the Winlock family
Who might have been W. C. Winlock? (mentioned on page 1563 in Volume 3 of Burnham's Celestial Handbook). According to Burnham, the very close and difficult binary star Zeta Sagittari (Ascella) was discovered by W. C. Winlock at Washington in 1867. Was he perhaps related to Joseph Winlock? - DannyCaes May 15, 2015
A letter from JWChase1 (January 2016) :
Hi Danny - I saw your question on the Winlock page wondering if W. C. Winlock is related to Joseph Winlock. He is! William Crawford Winlock was Joseph Winlock's uncle. Joseph lived from 1826-1875, his father, Fielding's brother was William, who lived from 1799-1822. Joseph is also my great great great grandfather!
Thanks JWChase1 ! - DannyCaes Jan 18, 2016
The son of W. C. Winlock (William Crawford Winlock) was Herbert Eustis Winlock (1884-1950, American Egyptologist) (the German Wikipedia page contains lots of info!).