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Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992)

An obituary for Jan Oort, astronomer axtraordinaire and leader of Dutch astronomy since the 1920's has appeared in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific , Vol. 105, pp. 681-5 (by A. Blaauw and M. Schmidt). An excellent collection of papers on Oort's life and work is found in Oort and the Universe , edited by H. van Woerden, W. N. Brouw, and H. C. van de Hulst (1980). An autobiographical article is available in the Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics , Vol 19, p. 1 (1981). An exhaustive catalog of the holdings of Oort's archives at Leiden University is The Manuscripts and Correspondence of Jan Hendrik Oort by J. K. Katgert-Merkelijn (1992).

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BAAS Citation: BAAS, 1993, 25, 1499

SAO/NASA ADS Bibcode: 1993BAAS...25T1499.

DOI: 10.3847/BAASOBIT1993016