Andrei Severny

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This article is about the astronomer. For the filmmaker, see Andrei Severny (filmmaker).

Andrei B. Severny (Северный, Андрей Борисович) (1913–1987) was a Soviet astronomer, particularly known for his work on solar flares and astronomical observations from artificial satellites. He was director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory from 1952–1987 and vice-president of the International Astronomical Union from 1964 to 1970.


Severny received the title Hero of Socialist Labor in 1973.


  • Obituary -- "Andrei B. Severny, 73, Top Soviet Astronomer." New York Times, April 21, 1987. [1]
  • Keith Davies - Evidence for a Young Sun
  • Severny, A.B., Kotov, V.A., and Tsap, T.T., 1976. "Observations of solar pulsations," Nature, vol. 259, p. 89.