Jean Meeus

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Jean Meeus (born 1928) is a Belgian astronomer specializing in celestial mechanics. The asteroid 2213 Meeus was named after him by the International Astronomical Union in 1981 for his contributions to the field.[1]

Jean Meeus studied mathematics at the University of Leuven in Belgium, where he received the Degree of Licentiate in 1953. From then until his retirement in 1993, he was a meteorologist at Brussels Airport.[1]

His area of interest is spherical and mathematical astronomy.[1]

In 1986 he won the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.[2]

Publications[edit]

  • co-author of Canon of Solar Eclipses (1966)
  • Astronomical Formulae for Calculators (1979), 1st ed, ISBN 0-943396-22-0
    • Astronomical Formulae for Calculators (1988), 4th ed Enlarged and revised, Willmann-Bell Inc, ISBN 0-943396-22-0
    • Astronomical formulas for microcalculators (1988) (Russian Edition, Moscow, "Mir", 1988)
  • co-author of Canon of Lunar Eclipses (1979)
  • co-author of Canon of Solar Eclipses (1983)
  • Elements of Solar Eclipses 1951-2200 (1989) ISBN 0-943396-21-2
  • Transits (1989)
  • Astronomical Algorithms (1991), 1st ed, ISBN 0-943396-35-2
  • Astronomical Algorithms (1998), 2nd ed, ISBN 0-943396-61-1
  • Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets (1983) ISBN 0-943396-02-6
  • Mathematical Astronomy Morsels (1997) ISBN 0-943396-51-4
  • More Mathematical Astronomy Morsels (2002) ISBN 0-943396-74-3
  • Mathematical Astronomy Morsels III (2004) ISBN 0-943396-81-6
  • co-author of Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (2006), NASA Technical paper 2006-214141 2006 [1]
  • Mathematical Astronomy Morsels IV (2007) ISBN 978-0-943396-87-3
  • Mathematical Astronomy Morsels V (2009) ISBN 978-0-943396-92-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Meeus, Meeus. Mathematical Astronomy Morsels. Richmond, Virginia: Willmann-Bell. p. (Author biography). ISBN 0-943396-51-4. 
  2. ^ Wolff, S.; A. Fraknoi (June 1986). "Jean Meeus received the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific". Mercury (Astronomical Society of the Pacific) 15 (5): 142–143. Bibcode:1986Mercu..15R.142W. 
Preceded by
Gregg Thompson & Robert Evans
Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1986
Succeeded by
Clinton B. Ford