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Walter Sydney Adams Biography
Walter Sydney Adams (December 20, 1876 May 11, 1956) was an American astronomer.

He was born in Syria to missionary parents.

Among other things, he worked on solar spectroscopy and co-discovered a relationship between the relative intensities of certain spectral lines and the absolute magnitude of a star.

He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1917 and the Henry Draper Medal in 1918. He won the Bruce Medal in 1928.
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