Frank Pieter Israel

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Frank Pieter Israel
Frank Israel opent Skepsis Congres 2014.jpg
Israel opens the Skepsis Congres 2014.
Born (1946-12-31) December 31, 1946 (age 70)
Residence Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Fields Astronomer
Institutions Leiden Observatory
Alma mater Leiden Observatory
Israel closing the Skepsis Congres 2016.

Frank Pieter Israel (born 31 December 1946) is a Dutch astronomer. He received his Ph.D. in astronomy at the Leiden Observatory in 1976,[1] where he now is Professor. The asteroid 7507 Israel is named for him.

Skepsis board in 2015; Israel is the 4th person from the left.

Israel is chairman of the skeptical organisation Stichting Skepsis.[2]


  1. ^ Israel, Frank Pieter (1976), Radio investigations of galactic and extragalacic HII regions, Bibcode:1976PhDT........17I 
  2. ^ "Wat doet Skepsis?". Skepsis website (in Dutch). Stichting Skepsis. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 

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