Pierre Puiseux, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre Puiseux

French astronomer

Date of Birth: 20-Jul-1855

Place of Birth: Paris, ĂŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 28-Sep-1928

Profession: astronomer, astrophysicist, mountaineer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Pierre Puiseux

  • Pierre Henri Puiseux (French: [p?izø]; July 20, 1855 – September 28, 1928) was a French astronomer. Born in Paris, son of Victor Puiseux, he was educated at the École Normale SupĂ©rieure before starting work as an astronomer at the Paris Observatory in 1885. He worked on the aberration of light, asteroids, lunar dynamics and, in collaboration with Maurice Loewy, the ill-fated Carte du Ciel project.
  • Puiseux created a photographic atlas of the Moon based on 6000 photographs taken by him and Loewy.
  • In 1892 he was awarded the Valz Prize, and in 1896 was he awarded the Lalande Prize, both from the French Academy of Sciences, which he would later become a member of in 1912. In 1900, Puiseux received the Prix Jules Janssen, the highest award of the SociĂ©tĂ© astronomique de France (the French astronomical society).
  • He became the Society's president from 1911-1913.The crater Puiseux on the Moon is named after him.

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