Jean Meeus

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Jean Meeus (born 12 December 1928) is a Belgian meteorologist and amateur astronomer specializing in celestial mechanics, spherical astronomy, and mathematical astronomy.[1][2]

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.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1986, he won the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.[3] The main belt asteroid 2213 Meeus was named after him by the International Astronomical Union in 1981 for his contributions to the field.[1][2]

Publications[edit]

  • Tables of Moon and Sun (Kessel-Lo: Kesselberg Sterrenwacht, 1962)
  • Syzygies Tables (Kessel-Lo: Kesselberg Sterrenwacht, 1963)
  • co-author (with Carl C. Grosjean & Willy Vanderleen) of Canon of Solar Eclipses (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1966)
  • Astronomical Formulae for Calculators (1979), 1st ed, ISBN 0-943396-22-0
    • Astronomical Formulae for Calculators (1988), 4th ed Enlarged and revised, Willmann-Bell Inc, ISBN 0-943396-22-0
    • Astronomical Formulas for Microcalculators (1988) (Russian Edition, Moscow, "Mir", 1988)
  • co-author (with Hermann Mucke) of Canon of Lunar Eclipses: -2000 to +2526 (Astronomisches Büro, 1979) Bibcode1979cle..book.....M
  • co-author (with Hermann Mucke) of Canon of Solar Eclipses -2003 to +2526 (Astronomisches Büro, 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 Fred Espenak) of Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (October 2006), NASA Technical paper 2006-214141 2006[4]
  • co-author (with Fred Espenak) of Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (January 2009), NASA Technical paper 2009-214172 2009[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "(2213) Meeus". Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Meeus, Jean (1997). Mathematical Astronomy Morsels. Richmond, Virginia: Willmann-Bell. p. (Author Biography). ISBN 0-943396-51-4.
  3. ^ Wolff, S.; Fraknoi, A. (June 1986). "Jean Meeus received the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific". Mercury. Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 15 (5): 142–3. Bibcode:1986Mercu..15R.142W.
  4. ^ Espenak, Fred; Meeus, Jean (October 2006). "Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000". Eclipse Web Site. NASA.
  5. ^ Espenak, Fred; Meeus, Jean (January 2009). "Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000". Eclipse Web Site. NASA.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Gregg Thompson & Robert Evans
Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1986
Succeeded by
Clinton B. Ford