Giovanni Battista Lacchini

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Giovanni Battista Lacchini
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Giovanni Battista Lacchini with his telescope
Born (1884-05-20)20 May 1884
Faenza, Italy
Died 6 January 1967(1967-01-06) (aged 82)
Faenza, Italy
Nationality Italian
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy

Giovanni Battista Lacchini (20 May 1884 – 6 January 1967) was an Italian astronomer.

He is primarily noted for his work in the study of variable stars. He published over 100 works, including papers in "Astronomische Nachrichten" and "Memorie della Società astronomica italiana". He was originally a postal worker.[1]


  1. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 


  • "Atlante celeste con 43 carte", Bologna, 1948
  • "Atlante celeste spettroscopico", Faenza, 1958.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The Giovanni Battista Lacchini Award is named for him.
  • The crater Lacchini on the Moon is named after him.

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