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Charles Lewis Brook: third Director of the BAA Variable Star Section

@article{Shears2011CharlesLB,
  title={Charles Lewis Brook: third Director of the BAA Variable Star Section},
  author={Jeremy Shears},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2011}
}
  • J. Shears
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
Charles Lewis Brook, MA, FRAS, FRMetS (1855 - 1939) served as Director of the BAA Variable Star Section from 1910 to 1921. During this time he was not merely interested in collecting the observations of the members (to which he also contributed), but he also spent considerable amounts of time analysing the data and preparing numerous publications on the findings. This paper discusses Brook's life and work, with a particular focus on his contribution to variable star astronomy.