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George Van Biesbroeck
George A. Van Biesbroeck is a Belgian-American astronomer. He has worked in observatories in Belgium, Germany and the United States. He specializes in observations of double stars, asteroids and comets. He is best known for his long career as an observational astronomer.
BornJanuary 21, 1880, Ghent, Belgium
DiedFebruary 23, 1974, United States
ResidenceUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
NationalityBelgium - United States
InstitutionsYerkes Observatory, McDonald Observatory
Alma materGhent University
Known forastrophotography, Discoverer of minor planets
Notable awardsValz Prize (1928), James Craig Watson Medal (1957)

About George Van Biesbroeck

Astronomer George Van Biesbroeck was born in Belgium on January 21, 1880. He dies at the age of 94, on February 23, 1974.

An observational astronomer who worked at observatories in Belgium and the United States, studying double stars, asteroids, and comets. He discovered sixteen asteroids during the course of his long career.

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George Van Biesbroeck before becoming famous

George Van Biesbroeck was born in the Zodiac sign Aquarius (The Water-Bearer), and 1880 is also the year of Dragon (龍) in the Chinese Zodiac.

At the Heidelberg Observatory and the Potsdam Observatory, he was trained by notables such as German astronomer Max Wolf and German physicist Karl Schwarzschild.

Achievement of George Van Biesbroeck

In 1961, he produced Van Biesbroeck's Star Catalog, which included the periodic comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck, 16 asteroids, and two non-periodic comets: C/1925 W1 or Van Biesbroeck 1 and C/1935 Q1 or Van Biesbroeck 2.

George Van Biesbroeck's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He was born into a family of mostly painters, but his father encouraged him to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering Construction, and he eventually went on to Ghent University to study Theoretical Astronomy.

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In 1952, he backed up Physicist Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

George Van Biesbroeck Income & Net worth

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