Leopold Courvoisier

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Leopold Courvoisier (1873–1955) was a Swiss astronomer. He was born in Riehen, Switzerland, near Basel.[1] He was the chief observer at the observatory in Babelsberg (near Berlin) from 1905 to 1938.

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Besides many contributions to observational astronomy, he attempted to detect the absolute motion of the solar system through the ether, using a variety of methods, both astronomical and experimental.[2] However, his work was largely ignored by the scientific community.

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