Milorad B. Protić, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Milorad B. Protić

Serbian astronomer

Date of Birth: 06-Sep-1911

Place of Birth: Belgrade, Belgrade District

Date of Death: 29-Oct-2001

Profession: astronomer

Nationality: Serbia

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Milorad B. Protić

  • Milorad B.
  • Protic (Serbian Cyrillic: ??????? ?.
  • ??????; 19 September 1911, Belgrade – 29 October 2001, Belgrade) was a Serbian astronomer, discoverer of comets and minor planets, and three times director of the Belgrade Observatory.He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 7 numbered asteroids asteroids during 1936–1952, including 1675 Simonida, named after queen Simonida, wife of medieval Serbian king Stefan Milutin, and 2348 Michkovitch, a rare Erigone asteroid named after Vojislav Miškovic (1892–1976), who was member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and head of the Belgrade Observatory.
  • Protic has also independently discovered comet C/1947 Y1.He died on 29 October 2001 in Belgrade.
  • The main-belt asteroid 22278 Protitch, discovered by Henri Debehogne at ESO's Chilean La Silla site in 1983, was named in his memory.
  • Naming citation was published on 30 December 2001 (M.P.C.
  • 44186).Also, the outer main-belt asteroid 1724 Vladimir is named after Protic's grandson, while 5397 Vojislava is named after Vojislava Protic-Benišek, his daughter which is a member of its staff since 1972, where she continues her father's work on celestial mechanics and minor planets, together with her son.

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