Kristian Lous

Kristian Lous (9 August 1875 – 24 September 1941) was a Norwegian astronomer.

He was born in Oslo[1] as a son of Attorney General Karl Lous.[2] He was a brother of barrister Georg Lous,[3] grandson of barrister Johan Christian Vogelsang Lous and great-grandson of commodore Carl Christian Lous.[2] His grandfather was a brother of Thora Marie Lous,[4] who in turn was the mother of Christian Lous Lange. Kristian Lous was thus a second cousin of Halvard, Carl Viggo and August Lange.[5]

He managed the Observatory at the Royal Frederick University from 1919 to its closing in 1934. Special fields include celestial mechanics and the Three-body problem. He edited the official Norwegian almanac from 1928 to 1941.[1] He died in September 1941 and was buried in Ris.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Kristian Lous". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b Bratberg, Terje. "Lous". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  3. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1948). "Lous, Georg". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 329. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  4. ^ Genealogical entry for Thora Marie Lous
  5. ^ Sveen, Asle. "Christian L Lange". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Cemeteries in Norway". DIS-Norge. Retrieved 19 February 2012.