name = Arthur Storer
birth_date = abt. 1648
birth_place = Lincolnshire, England
death_date = 1686
death_place = Calvert Co., MD
title = Dr.
occupation = Gentleman, Astronomer, & possibly Apothecary
spouse = None
parents = Edward Storer (father),
Katherine Babington (mother),
William Clarke (step-father)
children = None
Arthur Storer (c. 1648 – 1686)pampampampampampampampampampampamapamaadasfadgfadfgsdfgsdfgdfgdfgdfgdfgdfg was America's first colonial
astronomer. He came to Calvert County, Maryland, from Lincolnshire, England. He was among the first observers to sight and record data about a magnificent cometthat passed over Patuxent skies in 1682.cite book
authorlink =Isaac Newton
title =The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Volume = Vol II
isbn = ] His detailed observations of the comet were very helpful to Isaac Newton, who quoted Storer's data repeatedly in his great scientific work
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Storer's work shows up in a number of Newton's writings. The comet became known as Storer's Comet, until Edmund Halleylater predicted the comet's return; thereafter this celestial marvel was known as Halley's Comet.
planetariumbearing Storer's name is located in Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Isaac Newton's well known confessions list in the Fitzwilliam notebook of 1662 includes "beating Arthur Storer".
When Isaac was about 12 years old, he was sent away to the Grammar school in Grantham. While in school he boarded at the home of William Clarke, an
apothecaryon Grantham High Street next to the George Inn. Clarke was the second husband of Arthur's mother Katherine. Katherine brought her four children Edward, Arthur, Katherine and Ann to the marriage.
Katherine Storer, did not deny that Newton may have had a romantic interest in her. William Stukeley interviewed her in 1727 after Newton's death when she was 'Mrs Vincent' a widow of 82 years. He wrote: "Sir Isaac & she being thus brought up together, it is said that he entertain'd a passion for her, when they grew up: nor dos she deny it."
At about dawn on
August 14, 1682looking westward over the Patuxent River near Hunting Creek, Arthur Storer apparently saw what is now known as Halley’s Comet.ref name=newton/> The comet stayed visible in the area until September 18, 1682.
Storer's observations of the comet are considered to be the most accurate of his contemporaries (including Edmund Halley) with the exception of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
In 1680 Storer described his discovery by saying:Fact|date=December 2007
* [http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/bulldog/bull88/html/bull88.html "Arrthur Storer: Maryland's Astronomer Extraordinaire"]
* [http://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/schools/planetarium/planetarium.html "Arthur Storer Planetarium"]
* [http://www.myrtlepoint.org/pdfdocs/no04.pdf "Calvert County, 350 Years - Early Resident Arthur Storer"]
* [http://www.winclavering.ukpeople.com/page2.html "Early Years of Isaac Newton"]
* [http://www.somd.lib.md.us/calvertheritage/book.html "The Heritage of Calvert County, Maryland For the Young Reader"]
* [http://calvert-county.com/planetarium.html "Photos of the Planetarium and of the Historic Marker"]
* [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/md/calvert/wills/storer-a.txt "Will of Arthur Storer - 1686"]
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