Adriaan Van Maanen

Adriaan Van Maanen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Adriaan van Maanen (March 31, 1884, Sneek - January 26, 1946, Pasadena) was a Dutch-American astronomer.Van Maanen, born into a well-to-do family in Friesland, studied astronomy at the University of Utrecht (earning his Ph.D. in 1911) and worked briefly at the University of Groningen. In 1911, he came to the United States to work as a volunteer in an unpaid capacity at Yerkes Observatory. Within a year he got a position at the Mount Wilson Observatory, where he remained active until his death in 1946.He discovered Van Maanen's star.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135741500
  • 9786135741506