Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Dawson, Bernhard

  • Thomas Hockey
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_342

Borncirca1891

Died18 June 1960

On 8 November 1942, Bernhard Dawson discovered Nova Puppis, one of the brightest nova of the twentieth century, at the Córdoba Astronomical Observatory (La Plata, Argentina). The light curve of CV Pup was prepared by  Edison Pettit.

Selected Reference

  1. Burnham, Jr. Robert, (1978). Burnham’s Celestial Handbook: An Observer’s Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System. Vol. 3, New York: Dover, pp. 1505–1509.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA