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Lewis A Swift

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He discovered Comet known as 1862 III, which was later re-name Swift-Tuttle Comet after him and Harvard Observatories' Horace Tuttle, who indpendently confirmed Comet's existance three days after Lewis Swift's observations. Over the course of his life, he would discover hundreds of comets and nebulae. Weve updated security on site. Please reset your password. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failure sign in attempts. Please contact Find Grave at support findagrave. Com if you need help resetting your password. This account has been disable. If you have questions, please contact support findagrave. Com please complete captcha to let US know you are real person.

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In 1820, one of the most famous and world-known astronomers was born right on Ridge Road in the town of Clarkson. He was Lewis Swift. He identified numerous astrological objects, naming six comets and numerous stars. Learn about him and his accomplishments on Thursday, January 11 2018, 7 pm at Morgan-Manning House. The program will be presented by Chris Albrecht, sponsored by Western Monroe Historical Society. Albrecht has been named 2018 New York State Teacher of Year. Free and open to the general public, refreshments will be served following the program. The historic Morgan-Manning House is located at 151 Main Street, Brockport. Lewis Swift was born and lived on what is now Ridge Road, East of Route 19. There is a historical marker there. His father helped found Clarkson Academy and the adjacent church. Swift fractured his hip in his early teens, which left him lame. He became useless on the farm, and he spent time studying. He discovered his passion for stars from early memory of Halley Comet. Swift set up shop on top of Duffys Cider Mill on Ambrose Street in downtown Rochester. It was there that he spotted the 1862 Comet, know as the Swift-Tuttle Comet. Though Swift identified Comet three days earlier than Maine resident, Horace Tuttle, they share a name. This Comet has an orbital cycle of 133 years, and it reappeared in 1995. Swift would go on to be first to discover 6 comets, though he sight thousands. As Swift continued to study, HH Warner, founder of Rochester base Warner Safe Company, became impressed with him. He built 100 000 Observatory called Warner Observatory on East Avenue in Rochester. Lewis Swift would be honored by many people and universities, and U of R give him an honorary ph. D Swift would eventually begin studying and identifying nebulae. He is credited with finding over 1 200 of them. He would move to California to high mountains for better viewing. He would live nine years at Lowe Observatory outside of San Francisco. In 1900, with his eyesight failing, he moved in with his daughter in Cortland, NY. He died in 1912. He was born in Marathon, NY.

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