Meaning of Langley
From The Long Meadow
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Langley is a surname, often a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English lang (meaning ‘long’) + lēah (meaning ‘wood’ or ‘glade’).
Langley Name also appears in following Origin(s): Shakespearean, French, English, Norse
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was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation. He graduated from Boston Latin School, was an assistant in the Harvard College Observatory, then became chair of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy. In 1867, he became the director of the Allegheny Observatory and a professor of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania, now known as the University of Pittsburgh, a post he kept until 1891 even while he became the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1887. Langley was the founder of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.