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BornCaen, Calvados, France, 6 April 1890
DiedParis, France, 21 April 1967
André Danjon led the recovery of French astronomy to excellence after many decades of neglect and the two world wars fought on French soil. Danjon is remembered for his development of instruments and for his fundamental studies of the Earth’s rotation. As a result of his efforts to stabilize and expand the International Astronomical Union [IAU] during the troubled period after World War II, Danjon exercised substantial influence on twentieth-century astronomy.
The son of Louis Dominique Danjon and Marie Justine Binet, both drapers, Danjon was one of three siblings. His father was at first an accountant, which may perhaps explain Danjon’s lifelong interest in precision and exactness; characteristics he first evinced while a student at the Lycée Malherbe in Caen. In 1910, Danjon was accepted for admission to several of the major French institutions of which he chose the École Normale Supérieure [ENS]. During his studi ...
- Colloque André Danjon (May 1990), Systèmes de références spatio-temporels.Paris: Observatoire de Paris.
- Danjon, André (1948). Cosmographie pour la classe de mathématiques. Paris: Hatier.
- — (1952–1953). Astronomie générale. Paris: J. et R. Sennac.
- — (1958). “The Contribution of the Impersonal Astrolabe to Fundamental Astronomy.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society118: 411–431. (George Darwin Lecture, 9 May 1958.)
- Danjon, André and André Couder (1935). Lunettes et télescopes. Paris: Éditions de la Revue d’optique théorique et instrumentale.
- Flammarion, Gabrielle Camille and André Danjon (eds.) (1955). Astronomie populaire – Camille Flamarion. Paris: Ernest Flammarion.
- Kovalevsky, J. (1967). “A Great French Astronomer.” Sky & Telescope33, no. 6: 347–349.
- Danjon, André-Louis
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- Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
- pp 504-506
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- 1. Department of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa
- 2. University of California, Irvine School of Physical Sciences
- 3. Rice University
- 4. Whitman College
- 5. York Univesity
- 6. University of Wisconsin
- 7. University of Oklahoma
- 8. Harvard University
- Suzanne Débarbat (46)
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- 46. Observatoire de Paris, Paris, France
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