Adriaan Blaauw#


Adriaan Blaauw
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:blaauw 'at' home.nl
Membership Number:1331
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:ablaauw
Elected:1993



Adriaan Blaauw passed away December 1, 2010.

Positions held
  • 1975 - 1981 Full Professor at Leiden University
  • 1976 - 1979 President of the International Astronomical Union
  • 1970 to 1975 General Director of the European Southern Observatory
  • 1957 Director of the "Kapteyn Astronomical Institute" in Groningen
  • 1953 - 1957 Employment at the Yerkes Observatory
  • 1948 Associate Professor at Leiden

Fields of Scholarship
  • Star formation
  • Motions of star clusters and stellar associations
  • Distance scale

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Bruce Medal
  • 1997 the University of Groningen instituted a Blaauw chair and Blaauw lecture in Adriaan Blaauw's honour
  • the asteroid 2145 Blaauw and the Blaauw Observatory are named after Adriaan Blaauw


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