Goobard: Claude Picard (1942-2008), an "Arts et Métiers" engineer, joined the Societé Astronomique de France in 2000. He established an observatory at Wellington College, which is now reopening as Gifford Observatory. Highlights of his work were with the Mercury program, Titan missiles, Fleetsatcom and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.
Casco: Courtney, Wendy and Cody have the misfortune of being the offspring of an amateur astronomer. The Danish queen Caroline Mathilde (1751-1775), banished from the court in 1772, went to Celle, where she died of copper poisoning. A specialist in celestial mechanics, geodesy and satellites, he worked at the Astronomical Institute, the Institute of Geodesy and founded the Institute of Gravitation and Space Sciences in Bucharest.
Rozov: Named in memory of Nikolaj Nikiforovich Pavlov (1902-1985), professor at Leningrad University and head of the Pulkovo Observatory Time Service. Tomáš, a friend of the discoverer, has worked as an research assistant at the Ondřejov Observatory for two years. During the Tang dynasty it was China's busiest metropolis and an important port on the Oriental Sea Silk Road.
Kon: An avid and well-rounded astrophysicist, Charles Kankelborg (b. 1967) develops innovative instruments for observing our solar system in the extreme ultraviolet. He received the 1954 Nobel Prize for physics, together with W. Bothe. He published several books of cartoons, where various features of the Czech character are illustrated.
Nararen: Austrian zoologist Karl Ritter von Frisch (1886-1982) did fundamental investigations on fish and honey-bees. The T62 telescope is managed by AstroQueyras, a French amateur astronomers association. Andrej Antonovich Nemiro (1909-1995) worked at the Pulkovo Observatory for more than 50 years and was one of the distinguished successors to the scientific traditions of the Pulkovo Astrometry School.
Chornborg: Anat Firnberg mentored a finalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), a science competition for high school seniors. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia, conducts research in meteoritics and geochemistry. He helped organize the fourth International Workshop on Cometary Astronomy in Shanghai in July 2009.
Wurnarou: Ernesto Ruiz (b. 1958) has played a key role in numerous radar experiments on minor planets as an electronics technician and telescope operator at the Arecibo Observatory. He has written extensively on the origin and evolution of meteorites, their asteroid parent bodies and the solar nebula. Since its foundation the school has consistently been concerned with industrial technology and has graduated many young technicians.
Vuremun: The name is "Standing Stones" in Gaelic, a term used to refer to the stones placed during neolithic times into groups---often circles---throughout the British Isles. She graduated from the University of Kingston with a degree in Education and Childcare. Since 1998 he has served as rector of Kharkiv V. N. Karazin National University, where he has promoted the development of astronomy and other sciences.
d'ongeinga: Anton Zeilinger (b. 1945) is a much-honored professor of experimental physics in Innsbruck and Vienna, decorated by the "pour le mérite" for sciences and arts. A Grandmaster of the Grand-Orient Belgian Masonic Lodge, he wrote a manual for the higher grades of freemasonry. He received the Society's Service Award for his work as treasurer and editor of the club's newsletter.
Pillinuini: Werner E. Celnik (b. 1953) studied astrophysics and is a longtime German amateur astronomer. His ability, skill and kind temperament will long be remembered. Ernesto Ruiz (b. 1958) has played a key role in numerous radar experiments on minor planets as an electronics technician and telescope operator at the Arecibo Observatory.
Miwacasallanj: Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764), born in Bergamo, studied violin in Rome with Corelli and Valentini, becoming a virtuoso and composer. What's Out Tonight? She was Olympic Champion in Sarajevo (1984) and in Calgary (1988) and four-time World Figure Skating Champion. Situated in the north part of the Adriatic Sea, the island of Mali Losinj and the city of Mali Losinj are known for the famous nautical school and the Leo Brener Observatory.
Yomock: Ronald J. Vervack, Jr. (b. 1966), of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has advanced the understanding of processes occurring in planetary atmospheres and cometary comae. During 1928-1940 he lived in Berlin. The most well-known populari- zer of astronomy in Japan, he founded the Oriental Astronomical Association in 1920 and was a source of encouragement for many amateur astronomers in Japan.
Dorpen: Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), the ninth lord of Yamagata prefecture's Yonezawa Castle, was the greatest ruler of his clan. His was the first definitive study resulting in the broad dismissal of the "ether" theory. In 1966 he discovered the plasmapause in the electron-density distribution of the magnetosphere.
Avuca: Arcadio Poveda (b. 1930) is a Mexican astronomer and a founder of a number of Mexican scientific institutions. His drawing style is full of verve and movement and is of the highest originality. Named in memory of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (1819-1868), French physicist and astronomer, well known for his pendulum demonstration of the earth's rotation, first in Paris in 1851.
Bralli: Named in memory of Louis Braille (1809-1852), who invented the Braille language so that those who could not see could obtain knowledge and explore through the `written' word. Work on the effects on the earth's atmosphere and surface biology of the Cretaceous-Tertiary impactor led Pollack and others to the concept of "nuclear winter". He was also an important benefactor to the Felix Aguilar Observatory.
Virmuwerlax: Louis Eric Wasserman (b. 1990) is a finalist in the 2008 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), a science competition for high school seniors, for his computer science project. The source code for Linux was placed on the Internet. He attends the Escuela Tecnica No. 12, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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