Paul Baize

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Paul Achille‐Ariel Baize (11 March 1901 – 6 October 1995)[1] was a French pediatrician and amateur astronomer specialising in double star observations.

He started with his observations of double stars in 1925. Between 1933 and 1971 he was allowed to observe from the Paris Observatory. He made 20,044 measures over 47 years. Since 1954 he often published at the International Astronomical Union Commission 26 Information Circular, the last contribution sending in 1993, when he was 92 years old.

In 1989 he received the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The asteroid 1591 Baize was named in his honour.


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

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Preceded by
Jack B. Newton
Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Succeeded by
Oscar Monnig