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Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɪŋɡrɪt fɑn ˈɦʌutə(ŋ) ˈɣrunəˌvɛlt];[3] 21 October 1921 – 30 March 2015) was a Dutch astronomer.

Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld
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Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (sitting, right)
Born
Ingrid Groeneveld

(1921-10-21)21 October 1921[1]
Died30 March 2015(2015-03-30) (aged 93)
Oegstgeest, Netherlands
ResidenceNetherlands
NationalityDutch
Known forMinor planets
Spouse(s)Cornelis Johannes van Houten
ChildrenKarel van Houten
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
InstitutionsLeiden Observatory
Palomar Observatory
Minor planets discovered: 4644 [2]
see § List of discovered minor planets

In a jointly credited trio with Tom Gehrels and her husband Cornelis Johannes van Houten, she was the discoverer of many thousands of asteroids (credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 4,641 numbered minor planets).[2] In the Palomar–Leiden survey, Gehrels took the images using the 48-inch Schmidt telescope at Palomar Observatory and shipped the photographic plates to the van Houtens at Leiden Observatory, who analyzed them for new asteroids. The trio are jointly credited with several thousand asteroid discoveries.[4][5] Van Houten-Groeneveld died on 30 March 2015, at the age of 93, in Oegstgeest, Netherlands.[6]

The Themistian main-belt asteroid 1674 Groeneveld – discovered by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg and independently discovered by Finnish astronomer Yrjö Väisälä in 1938, was named in her honor (M.P.C. 2901).[7]

PublicationsEdit

  • Groeneveld, Ingrid (1947). "Lichtelektrische Beobachtungen ausgewählter veränderlicher Sterne". Veröffentlichungen der Badischen Landessternwarte zu Heidelberg. 14 (5): 43. Bibcode:1947VeHei..14...43G.
  • Kuiper, G. P.; Fujita, Y.; Gehrels, T.; Groeneveld, I.; Kent, J.; van Biesbroeck, G.; van Houten, C. J. (1958). "Survey of Asteroids". Astrophysical Journal Supplement. 3: 289. Bibcode:1958ApJS....3..289K. doi:10.1086/190037.
  • Bilo, E. H.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I. (1960). "The original values of 1/a for 17 cometary orbits". Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of the Netherlands. 15: 155. Bibcode:1960BAN....15..155B.
  • van Houten-Groeneveld, I. (1963). "The original values of 1/a for seven comets". Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of the Netherlands. 17: 240. Bibcode:1963BAN....17..240V.
  • van Houten-Groeneveld, I. (1963). "Definitive elements for comets 1951 I and 1955 IV". Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of the Netherlands. 17: 223. Bibcode:1963BAN....17..223V.
  • van Houten, C. J.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Herget, P.; Gehrels, T. (1970). "The Palomar-Leiden survey of faint minor planets". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 2 (5): 339. Bibcode:1970A&AS....2..339V.
  • van Houten, C. J.; van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Gehrels, T. (1970). "Minor planets and related objects. V. The density of Trojans near the preceding Lagrangian Point". The Astronomical Journal. 75 (5): 659. Bibcode:1970AJ.....75..659V. doi:10.1086/111002.
  • van Houten-Groeneveld, I. (1981). "Photoelectric light curve of Pallas". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 98 (1): 203–204. Bibcode:1981A&A....98..203V.
  • McNaught, R. H.; Gehrels, T.; Van Houten, C. J.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Spahr, T. B. (2003). "1999 FK21". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. 2002-D12 (2002–D12): 12. Bibcode:2002MPEC....D...12M.
  • Helin, E. F.; Shoemaker, C. S.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Brown, M.; Kavelaars, J.; Margot, J.-L.; Gladman, B.; Smith, I.; et al. (2005). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 54974: 10. Bibcode:2005MPC..54974..10H.
  • van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Bowell, E.; Roe, H. G.; Gehrels, T.; Shoemaker, E. M.; Shoemaker, C. S.; Levy, D. H.; Schlichting, H. E.; et al. (2005). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 54353: 7. Bibcode:2005MPC..54353...7V.
  • Hicks, M. D.; Shoemaker, C. S.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Bowell, E.; Kavelaars, J.; Hicks, M.; Shoemaker, E. M.; Levy, D. H.; et al. (2005). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 53638: 4. Bibcode:2005MPC..53638...4H.
  • Hicks, M. D.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Bowell, E.; Gehrels, T.; Shoemaker, E. M.; Shoemaker, C. S.; Levy, D. H.; Skiff, B. A.; et al. (2006). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 58106: 6. Bibcode:2006MPC..58106...6H.
  • Helin, E. F.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Lawrence, K. J.; Gehrels, T.; Lawrence, K.; Van Houten, C. J.; Wisse, A. (2006). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 57581: 3. Bibcode:2006MPC..57581...3H.
  • Hicks, M. D.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Bowell, E.; Kavelaars, J.; Hicks, M.; Gehrels, T.; Shoemaker, C. S.; Shoemaker, E. M.; et al. (2006). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 57119: 7. Bibcode:2006MPC..57119...7H.
  • Hicks, M. D.; Helin, E. F.; Van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Bowell, E.; Kavelaars, J.; Nicholson, P.; Gladman, B.; Carruba, V.; et al. (2006). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 56157: 12. Bibcode:2006MPC..56157..12H.
  • van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Brown, M. E.; Trujillo, C.; Rabinowitz, D.; Schwamb, M. E. (2007). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 60457: 2. Bibcode:2007MPC..60457...2V.
  • van Houten-Groeneveld, I.; Gehrels, T.; Stoss, R. (2007). "Minor Planet Observations [675 Palomar Mountain]". Minor Planet Circular. 59587: 7. Bibcode:2007MPC..59587...7V.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Groeneveld, Ingrid (1957). "Mitteilungen, Nummers 9-16". Veroeffentlichungen der Badischen Landes-Sternwarte zu Heidelberg (in German). 14 (5): 75.
  2. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ In isolation, van and Houten are pronounced [vɑn] and [ˈɦʌutə(n)], respectively.
  4. ^ "SETI Institute - Long-Lost, Dangerous Asteroid Is Found Again". Seti.org. 4 October 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  5. ^ Saiber, Arielle (2005). Giordano Bruno and the geometry of ... - Google Books. ISBN 9780754633211. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  6. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Leidse sterrenkundige Ingrid van Houten overleden (21 oktober 1921-30 maart 2015), Astronomie.nl, 2015. Retrieved on 31 March 2015.
  7. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1674) Groeneveld". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1674) Groeneveld. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 133. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1675. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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