Garrett P. Serviss (March 24, 1851 – may possibly 25, 1929) was once an American astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early technological know-how fiction author. Serviss was once born in upstate big apple and majored in technology at Cornell college. He took a legislation measure at Columbia college yet by no means labored as an lawyer. as a substitute, in 1876 he joined the employees of the the hot York solar newspaper, operating as a journalist until eventually 1892 lower than editor Charles Dana.
Serviss confirmed a expertise for explaining medical information in a manner that made them transparent to the standard reader, best Andrew Carnegie to ask him to carry The Urania Lectures in 1894 on astronomy, cosmology, geology, and similar concerns. With Carnegie's monetary backing, those lectures have been illustrated with magic lantern slides and different results to teach eclipses, presumed lunar landscapes, and lots more and plenty else. Serviss toured the USA for over years providing those lectures, then settled all the way down to turn into a favored speaker within the big apple sector. He additionally wrote a syndicated newspaper column dedicated to astronomy and different sciences and wrote usually for the top magazines of the day.
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