Jean Meeus (born 12 December 1928) is a Belgian astronomer specializing in celestial mechanics. The asteroid 2213 Meeus was named after him by the International Astronomical Union in 1981 for his contributions to the field.
Jean Meeus studied mathematics at the University of Leuven in Belgium, where he received the Degree of Licentiate in 1953. From then until his retirement in 1993, he was a meteorologist at Brussels Airport.
His area of interest is spherical and mathematical astronomy.
- Tables of Moon and Sun (Kessel-Lo: Kesselberg Sterrenwacht, 1962)
- Syzygies Tables (Kessel-Lo: Kesselberg Sterrenwacht, 1963)
- co-author (with C.C. Grosjean & W. Vanderleen) of Canon of Solar Eclipses (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1966)
- Astronomical Formulae for Calculators (1979), 1st ed, ISBN 0-943396-22-0
- co-author (with H. Mucke) of Canon of Lunar Eclipses (1979)
- co-author (with H. Mucke) of Canon of Solar Eclipses (1983)
- Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets (1983) ISBN 0-943396-02-6
- Elements of Solar Eclipses 1951-2200 (1989) ISBN 0-943396-21-2
- Transits (1989)
- Astronomical Algorithms (1991), 1st ed, ISBN 0-943396-35-2
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels (1997) ISBN 0-943396-51-4
- More Mathematical Astronomy Morsels (2002) ISBN 0-943396-74-3
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels III (2004) ISBN 0-943396-81-6
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels IV (2007) ISBN 978-0-943396-87-3
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels V (2009) ISBN 978-0-943396-92-7
- co-author (with F. Espenak) of Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (2006), NASA Technical paper 2006-214141 2006 
- co-author (with F. Espenak) of Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (2009), NASA Technical paper 2009-214172 2009 
- Meeus, Meeus. Mathematical Astronomy Morsels. Richmond, Virginia: Willmann-Bell. p. (Author biography). ISBN 0-943396-51-4.
- Wolff, S.; A. Fraknoi (June 1986). "Jean Meeus received the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific". Mercury. Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 15 (5): 142–143. Bibcode:1986Mercu..15R.142W.
- Naughter Software implementation of Astronomical Algorithms, second edition 1998 in c++
- Navigation Spreadsheets implementation of Astronomical Algorithms, second edition 1998 in Microsoft Excel for celestial navigation purposes.
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