Oort, Jan Hendrik

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1900-04-28
Death 1992-11-05
Nederland

Biographical notes:

Astronomer (galactic structure, interstellar gas, comets). (1900-1992). Astronomer at and, from 1945, Director of the Leiden Observatory; on the faculty of University of Leiden from 192; established observational verification of galactic rotation; one of the authors of the Oort-Lindbald theory of differential galactic rotation; initiator, with Baade, of the European Southern Observatory; general secretary of the International Astronomical Union from 1935-1948, and president from 1958-1961.

From the description of Selected correspondence [microform], 1927-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83300201



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Subjects:

  • Radio astronomy observatories
  • Galaxies
  • Stars--Structure
  • Stars--Populations
  • Astronomy--Archival resources
  • Astronomical observatories

Occupations:

  • Astronomers.

Places:

  • Europe (as recorded)