Alfred Bohrmann

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Alfred Bohrmann
Born February 28, 1904
Died January 4, 2000 (2000-01-05) (aged 95)
Citizenship Germany
Fields Astronomy
Institutions University of Heidelberg
Alma mater University of Heidelberg
Known for Asteroid discovery

Alfred Bohrmann (February 28, 1904 – January 4, 2000) was a German astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[1]

He did his Ph.D. dissertation in 1927 at the Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory, at the University of Heidelberg.[2] At the time, the observatory at Heidelberg was a center for asteroid discovery by Max Wolf and Karl Reinmuth and others, and during his time there Bohrmann discovered 9 of asteroids.[3] Bohrmann worked at the observatory from 1924 to 1969, and published more than 700 minor planet observations.[1] He left the observatory after a dispute with the higher authority.[citation needed]

The asteroid 1635 Bohrmann is named after him.[1]

Minor planets discovered: 9 [3]
1455 Mitchella June 5, 1937
1470 Carla September 17, 1938
1531 Hartmut September 17, 1938
1733 Silke February 19, 1938
1998 Titius February 24, 1938
2016 Heinemann September 18, 1938
2226 Cunitza August 26, 1936
2350 von Lüde February 6, 1938
2665 Schrutka February 24, 1938

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1635) Bohrmann. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 130. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ List of Dissertations at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
  3. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 

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