Georges Rayet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Georges Rayet

French astronomer

Date of Birth: 12-Dec-1839

Place of Birth: Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Date of Death: 14-Jun-1906

Profession: astronomer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Georges Rayet

  • Georges-Antoine-Pons Rayet (12 December 1839 – 14 June 1906) was a French astronomer. He was born in Bordeaux, France.
  • He began working at the Paris Observatory in 1863.
  • He worked on meteorology in addition to astronomy.
  • He specialized in what was then the new field of spectroscopy. He was founder and director of the Bordeaux Observatory for more than 25 years until his death.
  • He discovered Wolf–Rayet stars together with Charles Wolf in 1867.
  • Awarded the Janssen Medal from the French Academy of Sciences in 1891.

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