Kazuo Kubokawa

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Minor planets discovered: 1 [1]
1139 Atami1 1 December 1929 MPC

Kazuo Kubokawa (窪川 一雄, Kubokawa Kazuo, 1903 – January 3, 1943) was a Japanese astronomer, who, together with astronomer Okuro Oikawa, co-discovered the Mars-crosser asteroid 1139 Atami in 1929.[2][3][4]

During the Japanese period in Taiwan, he was president of the Astronomical Association, Taiwan Branch beginning in 1938. He began to build "New High Mountain Observatory" (新高山 天文台) in 1942, but died the following year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "The History of Astronomy in Taiwan – Observatories in early Taiwan" (PDF). An-Li Tsai – ASIAA Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1139) Atami. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 96. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "1139 Atami (1929 XE)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 June 2016.