Vsevolod Sharonov

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Vsevolod Sharonov (1901–1964) was a Russian astronomer.


He was born on March 10, 1901 in St. Petersburg.[1][verification needed]

He died on November 26, 1964 in Leningrad.[1][verification needed]


He graduated from gymnasium in 1918[1] and graduated from Petrograd University in 1926.[1]


The bulk of his work was done at Pulkovo Observatory.[1] He was appointed as a professor at the University of Leningrad and was the director of the Astronomical Observatory.[2] His main focus and interest was in the study of planets and atmospheric optics.


The following are named after him:


He published over 300 research papers in his lifetime.[3]

He is the author of:

  • The Nature of the Planets[4]
  • Measurement and Calculations of the Visibility of Distant Objects
  • Mars
  • The Sun and its Observation


  1. ^ a b c d e [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ Vsevolod Vasilʹevich Sharonov (1964). The Nature of Planets: (Priroda Planet). Israel Program for Scientific Translations. 

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