w. langley


Samuel Pierpont [peer-pont] , 1834–1906, U.S. astronomer, physicist, and pioneer in aeronautics.
a city in SW British Columbia, in SW Canada, near Vancouver.
a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,025 feet (4280 meters).
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Langley (ˈlæŋlɪ)
Samuel Pierpont. 1834--1906, US astronomer and physicist: invented the bolometer (1878) and pioneered the construction of heavier-than-air flying machines

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langley   (lāng'lē)  Pronunciation Key 
A unit equal to one gram calorie per square centimeter of irradiated surface, used to measure solar radiation. The langley is named after American astronomer and aeronautical pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906).
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