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

André, M. Charles

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BornChauny, Aisne, France, 7 March 1842

DiedSaint-Genis-Laval, Rhône, France, 6 June 1912

 Charles Wolf brought Charles André to the Paris Observatory, but André soon left to direct the Observatoire de Lyon. André investigated why the minor planet (433) Eros varies in brightness (rotation). He was also a veteran of the 1874 transit of Venus expeditions.

Selected Reference

  1. Anon. (1912). “Prof. Charles André.” Nature 89: 429.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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