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us: Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901-1995


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  • Variants

    • us: Kamp, Peter van de, 1901-1985
    • us: De Kamp, Peter van, 1901-1995
    • us: Van de Kamp, P. (Peter), 1901-1995
    • us: Kamp, P. van de (Peter), 1901-1995
    • us: Van de Kamp, Piet, 1901-1995
    • us: Kamp, Piet van de, 1901-1985
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19011226
    • Death Date

        19950518
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Kampen (Netherlands)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Swarthmore College
    • Organization

        (naf) Swarthmore College
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Sproul Observatory
        • Affiliation Start: 1937
        • Affiliation End: 1972
    • Organization

        (naf) Sproul Observatory
    • Affiliation Start

        1937
    • Affiliation End

        1972
    • Gender

        male
  • Sources

    • found: His Determination of the sun's velocity, 1926.
    • found: Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, 1928: p. 301 (P. van de Kamp)
    • found: Space: the architecture of the universe, 1962: title page (Peter Van de Kamp)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 26, 2014 (Peter van de Kamp; born Piet van de Kamp on December 26, 1901 in Kampen, Netherlands; died May 18, 1995 in Amsterdam; known as Peter van de Kamp in the United States; a Dutch astronomer who lived most of his life in the United States; he was professor of astronomy at Swarthmore College and director of the college's Sproul Observatory from 1937 until 1972; he specialized in astrometry, studying parallax and proper motions of stars; he came to public attention in the 1960s when he announced that Barnard's star had a planetary system based on observed "wobbles" in of its motion, but this is now known to be spurious)
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