Dr. Kameny received his PhD from Harvard in astronomy in 1956 for his work on photoelectric light curves of RV Tau and yellow semiregular variables.
The nomination letter contains many more details about Dr. Kameny's biography. Other resources:
- Dr. Kameny's papers have been collected by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, and you can browse some highlights at kamenypapers.org
- Washington's Metro Weekly has an insightful interview with Dr. Kameny in which he briefly mentions some of the roles the Society played in his career and life.
- AARP radio has detailed interview with Dr. Kameny worth listening to in full.
- Read a detailed account of Dr. Kameny's groundbreaking petition to the Supreme Court here