Dinsmore Alter

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 03-28-1888

Died: 09-20-1968

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Alter, Dinsmore:  Appointed for research on the application of statistical methods to meteorological and astronomical problems, especially with reference to the rainfall of the British Isles; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1929.

Born March 28, 1888, at Colfax, Washington. Education: Westminster College, B. S., 1909; University of Pittsburgh, M. S., 1910; University of California, Ph. D., 1916; also student at University of Chicago and California Institute of Technology.

Fellow at the Allegheny Observatory, 1909–10; Instructor to Adjunct Professor, 1911–14, University of Alabama; Instructor, 1914–17, University of California; Assistant Professor to Professor of Astronomy, 1917—, University of Kansas.

Publications: Articles in University of Kansas Science Bulletin, Publications of the Allegheny Observatory, Lick Observatory Bulletin, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Monthly Weather Review of the United States Weather Bureau, Science, Astrophysical Journal, Popular Astronomy, Meteorological Magazine.