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 (pĭk′ər-ĭng), Edward Charles 1846-1919.
American astronomer noted for his work on stellar photometry. His brother William Henry Pickering (1858-1938) discovered Phoebe, the ninth moon of Saturn (1899), and predicted the existence of Pluto (1919).


1. (Biography) Edward Charles. 1846–1919, US astronomer, who invented the meridian photometer
2. (Biography) his brother, William Henry. 1858–1938, US astronomer, who discovered Phoebe, the ninth satellite of Saturn, and predicted (1919) the existence and position of Pluto


(ˈpɪk ər ɪŋ, ˈpɪk rɪŋ)

Edward Charles, 1846–1919, and his brother, William Henry, 1858–1938, U.S. astronomers.
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Do you know Colonel Pickering, the author of Spoken Sanscrit?
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I expect you have heard of the Pickering automobiles?
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At Hull Magistrates' Court yesterday, Pickering at first did not accept any of his punches landed.
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Gareth Pickering was attacked while walking his Staffordshire bull terrier Blaze on Sunday night.
The defence's case in the trial of William Moloney and Andrew Pickering continued yesterday.