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Wilhelmina Iwanowska

Wilhelmina Iwanowska, Polish astronomer. Recipient prize Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation, 1971, Commander Cross with Star, Polonia Restituta Order, 1975, Great Cross with Star, Polonia Restituta Order, 1995. Fellow Royal Astronomical Society; member Polish Academy of Sciences (Copernicus medal 1973), Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Society Royale Sciences Liege (correspondent), International Astronomical Union (vice president 1973-1979).

Background

  • Iwanowska, Wilhelmina was born on September 2, 1905 in Wilno, Poland. Daughter of Jan and Konstancja (Wasilewska) Iwanowska.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Stefan Batory University, Wilno, 1929. Doctor of Science, Stefan Batory University, Wilno, 1933. Doctor honrois causa, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, 1973.

      Doctor honrois causa, University Leicester, England, 1973. Doctor honrois causa, University Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1973.

    Career

    • Assistant Stefan Batory University, 1927-1937, assistant professor, 1937-1939. Professor astronomy Nicolas Copernicus University, Torun, 1945-1976, professor emeritus, since 1976. Director Astronomical Observatory/Institute, 1952-1976.

      Foreign visiting professor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1960. Researcher in astronomy.

    Works

    • Contributor over 100 articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Fellow Royal Astronomical Society. Member Polish Academy of Sciences (Copernicus medal 1973), Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Society Royale Sciences Liege (correspondent), International Astronomical Union (vice president 1973-1979).

    Connections

    • father: Jan Iwanowska
    • mother: Konstancja (Wasilewska) Iwanowska
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    Born September 2, 1905
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    • 1929
      Stefan Batory University
    • 1933
      Stefan Batory University
    • 1973
      Nicolaus Copernicus University
    • 1973
      University Leicester
    • 1973
      University Manitoba
    • 1945 - 1976
      professor, astronomy Nicolas Copernicus University
      Torun, Poland
    • 1952 - 1976
      director, Astronomical Observatory/Institute
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