Nils Christoffer Dunér

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Nils Christoffer Dunér
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Nils Christoffer Dunér
Born May 21, 1839
Billeberga, Malmöhus län
Died November 10, 1914
Nationality Swedish
Fields astronomy
Institutions Uppsala University
Alma mater Lund University
Notable awards Rumford Medal in 1892

Nils Christoffer Dunér (Billeberga, Malmöhus län May 21, 1839 – Stockholm November 10, 1914) was a Swedish astronomer. His parents were Nils Dunér and Petronella (née Schlyter).[1]

Dunér received his doctorate from Lund University in 1862, was observer at the observatory there from 1864 and Professor of Astronomy at Uppsala University from 1888.

He was awarded the Prix Lalande in 1887[2] and the Rumford Medal in 1892. The crater Dunér on the Moon is named after him. At Svalbard, Dunérfjellet on Svenskøya, Dunérbukta in Sabine Land, and Kapp Dunér, the western point of Bjørnøya, are named after him.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Paris. Academy of Sciences, December 26, 1887". Nature 37 (949): 239–240. 5 January 1888. 
  3. ^ "Dunérfjellet (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dunérbukta (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kapp Dunér (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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