Harry Edwin Wood

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Asteroids discovered: 12
715 Transvaalia 22 April 1911
758 Mancunia 18 May 1912
790 Pretoria 16 January 1912
982 Franklina 21 May 1922
1032 Pafuri 30 May 1924
1096 Reunerta 21 July 1928
1241 Dysona 4 March 1932
1305 Pongola 19 July 1928
1595 Tanga [1] 19 June 1930
1663 van den Bos 4 August 1926
2193 Jackson 18 May 1926
3300 McGlasson 10 July 1928
  1. 1 with Cyril V. Jackson

Harry Edwin Wood (3 February 1881 – 27 February 1946) was an English astronomer.

Wood was born in Manchester, England, graduating from Manchester University in 1902 with first class honours in physics, going on to gain an M.Sc in 1905. In 1906 he was appointed the Chief Assistant at the Transvaal Meteorological Observatory, which soon acquired telescopes and which became known as the Union Observatory. He served as the observatory's director from 1928 to 1941, succeeding Robert Innes.

In 1909, he married Mary Ethel Greengrass, also a physics graduate (1905) of Manchester University. They had no children.

He served as the president of the Astronomical Society of South Africa from 1929 to 1930.

Wood discovered a number (12) of asteroids himself.

The asteroid 1660 Wood is named for him.

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