Hans-Heinrich Voigt

Hans-Heinrich Voigt (18 April 1921[1] – 17 November 2017) was a German astronomer who was Director of the Göttingen Observatory.[2][3]

Hans-Heinrich Voigt
Born(1921-04-18)April 18, 1921
Eitzendorf, Germany
DiedNovember 17, 2017(2017-11-17) (aged 96)
Göttingen, Germany
Known forAbriß der Astronomie
Awards
  • Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-
    Medaille (1993)
  • Göttinger Akademie der
    Wissenschaften member
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy , Astrophysics
InstitutionsGöttingen Observatory
ThesisDämpfung und Mitte-Rand-Variation der Flügel der Mg.-Serie 31P-n1D auf der Sonne
Doctoral advisorPaul ten Bruggencate
Doctoral studentsWerner Landgraf

Voigt was the director of the Göttingen Observatory from 1975 to 1983.[4] He was a member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and was its president from 1978 to 1979.[5] In 1993 he received the Carl Friedrich Gauss Medal.

In 1988 an asteroid was named 4378 Voigt after him.[4]

He died on 17 November 2017 at the age of 96 in Göttingen.[6]

WorksEdit

  • Outline of Astronomy (1974) [7]
  • Das Universum (1994) [8]
  • Abriß der Astronomie (2012) [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.whoswho.de/bio/hans-heinrich-voigt.html
  2. ^ "History of the Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Literature by and about Hans-Heinrich Voigt in the catalog of the German National Library". Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volume 1. Springer. p. 376. ISBN 9783540002383.
  5. ^ "Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen Profile". Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Astronom Voigt gestorben". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ Voigt, Hans-Heinrich (1974). Outline of astronomy. Leyden: Noordhoff. ISBN 9789001712709.
  8. ^ Voigt, Hans-Heinrich (1994). Das Universum : Planeten - Sterne - Galaxien ; mit 8 Tabellen. Stuttgart: Reclam. ISBN 9783150052280.
  9. ^ Voigt, Hrsg. Hermann J. Röser; Hrsg. Hans H. (2009). Abriß der Astronomie (6., wes. überarb. u. erw. Aufl. ed.). Weinheim, Bergstr: WILEY-VCH. ISBN 9783527407361.