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Dirk Brouwer

Dirk Brouwer, Dutch educator. Recipient gold medal Royal Astronomical Society, 1955.


  • Brouwer, Dirk was born on September 1, 1902 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Son of Martinus and Louisa (van Wamelen) Brouwer.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Leiden, Netherlands, 1927. Doctor of Science (honorary), University La Plata, 1959.


    • 1 son, James Martin. Assistant in theoretical astronomy, Leiden U., 1923-1927. Fellow International Education Board at Yale and University of California, 1927-1928. Instructor astronomy Yale 1928-1933, assistant professor, 1933-1939, associate professor, 1939-1941, professor astronomy, director Observatory, since 1941.

      Editor Astronomical Journal, since 1941.


    • Contributor papers on theoretical astronomy (motion of planets and satellites) to science journals and observatory publications.


    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Astronomical Society, American Association Variable Star Observers (president 1941-1943), Astronomical Society of Pacific, International Astronomical Union, National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Astronomical Society (foreign associate), Royal Netherlands Academy Sciences (correspondent), American Geophysical Union, Buenos Aires Academy Sciences (correspondent 1961), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Johanna Antonia Mathilda de Graaf, November 1, 1928.
    • father: Martinus Brouwer
    • mother: Louisa (van Wamelen) Brouwer
    • spouse: Johanna Antonia Mathilda de Graaf
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    Born September 1, 1902
    Died March 31, 1966
    (aged 63)