Robert Kraft (astronomer)

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Robert P. Kraft
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Born (1927-06-16) June 16, 1927 (age 87)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg United States
Alma mater University of Washington, University of California at Berkeley
Doctoral advisor George Herbig

Robert Paul "Bob" Kraft (born June 16, 1927) is an American astronomer.[1] He has done pioneering work on Cepheid variables, stellar rotation, novae, and the chemical evolution of the Milky Way.

Kraft served as director of the Lick Observatory (1981–1991), president of the American Astronomical Society (1974–1976), and president of the International Astronomical Union (1997–2000).

He received his B.S. at the University of Washington in 1947, M.S. in mathematics at the University of Washington in 1949, and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.[2]



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