Zinaida Aksentyeva

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Zinaïda Aksentieva
Born Аксентьєва Зінаїда Миколаївна
June 25, 1900
Odessa, Russian Empire
Died April 8, 1969 (1969-04-09) (aged 68)
Poltava, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Nationality Russian Empire
Education Odessa University
Occupation Astronomer

Zinaïda Mikolaïevna Aksentieva (June 25, 1900 – April 8, 1969) was a Ukrainian/Soviet astronomer.[1]


Aksentieva or Aksentyeva was born in Odessa in 1900. She graduated from Odessa University in 1924. She worked on mapping gravity and her observatory was one of the first to be able to accurately find the centre of the earth. She worked in Poltava Observatory. She became observatory director in 1951. Her areas of study were tidal deformation of the earth and gravimeter Earth profiles.

She has a crater on Venus that is named in her honour.[2]

Aksentieva died in 1969 in Poltava where her observatory was.


  1. ^ Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, 1919-1979:, 1980
  2. ^ Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature 1994, Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, 1995, International Astronomical Union, United States Government Printing Office