Willem Hendrik van den Bos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Willem Hendrik van den Bos

Dutch astronomer

Date of Birth: 25-Sep-1896

Place of Birth: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

Date of Death: 30-Mar-1974

Profession: astronomer

Nationality: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Willem Hendrik van den Bos

  • Willem Hendrik van den Bos (25 September 1896 – 30 March 1974) was a Dutch astronomer who worked at the Union Observatory in South Africa and became its director in 1941.
  • He discovered nearly 3000 new double stars, made more than 71000 astronomical measurements and compiled a catalogue of Southern hemisphere double stars.
  • He computed the orbits of more than 100 double stars using a method he invented and which later became the accepted standard.

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