Luigi Carnera, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Luigi Carnera

Italian astronomer

Date of Birth: 14-Apr-1875

Place of Birth: Trieste, Friuli–Venezia Giulia

Date of Death: 30-Jul-1962

Profession: astronomer

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Luigi Carnera

  • Luigi Carnera (born in Trieste April 14, 1875, died in Florence, July 30, 1962) was an Italian astronomer and mathematician.
  • He discovered 16 minor planets in the early 20th century.
  • The main-belt asteroid 39653 Carnera was named in his honour.In his early career he worked as Max Wolf's assistant at Heidelberg, Germany and discovered a number of asteroids.
  • He worked in Germany, Italy and Argentina before returning to Italy for good in 1908. He was director of Trieste Observatory starting in 1919; Trieste had just been annexed to Italy following World War I.
  • He then became director of Capodimonte Observatory in Naples starting in 1932 and until his retirement in 1950.
  • In 1943 during World War II, the observatory was temporarily occupied by American and British troops in order to install a radar station.

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