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Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard (born 6 May 1966) is a Norwegian astronomer formerly employed as a media contact at the University of Oslo's Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics. He was the leader of the Norwegian Astronomical Society (2005–2008), and is also manager of the Harestua Solar Observatory.

Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard
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Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard
Born (1966-05-06) 6 May 1966 (age 53)
ResidenceOslo, Norway
EducationUniversity of Oslo
Known forPopularising astronomy

His enthusiasm for astronomy has made him a popular interview object in Norwegian media for events such as the 2004 Transit of Venus and the 2005 landing of the Huygens probe on Titan, and for astronomy in general towards the general population.


  • "Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 27 September 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009.