Archenhold, Friedrich Simon
- Dieter B. Herrmann
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BornLichtenau, (Hessen, Germany), 2 October 1861
DiedBerlin, Germany, 14 October 1939
Astronomy popularizer Friedrich Archenhold completed his secondary education at the Realgymnasium in Lippstadt. In 1882, he began to study the natural sciences at the Friedrich Wilhelm University (now Humboldt University) in Berlin. There, Archenhold came under the influence of Wilhelm Förster, director of the Berlin University Observatory, who was committed to diffusing scientific knowledge among the public. In 1888, Förster cofounded the Urania Society as an outreach function of Science.
From 1890 to 1895, Archenhold served as astronomer and manager of the Grunewald Observatory, a small station located outside the city of Berlin. In 1893, he began a campaign to construct a large telescope in Germany. Three years later, this was accomplished with construction of the longest refracting telescope in the world, a 26.8-in. (68-cm) objective with a focal length of 69 ft. (21 m), financed by private donations ...
- Herrmann, Dieter B. (1984). “Archenhold Observatory Past and Present.” Sky & Telescope 68, 1: 5–6.
- — (1986). Friedrich Simon Archenhold und seine Treptower Sternwarte. Berlin-Treptow: Archenhold-Sternwarte Berlin-Treptow.
- — (1994). Blick in das Weltall: Die Geschichte der Archenhold-Sternwarte. Berlin: Paetec, Gesellschaft für Bildung und Technik.
- Archenhold, Friedrich Simon
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- Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
- pp 96-97
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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
- Dieter B. Herrmann (178)
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- 178. Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (Leibniz Society of Sciences), Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, Germany
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