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Nikolay Pavlovich BARABASHOV

Nikolay BARABASHOV, USSR Astrophysicist. Professor; full member, USSR and Ukrainia Academy of Sciences; Director, Kharkov Observatory, since 1930; Head, Chair of Astronomy, Kharkov University, since 1934; Honoured Worker of Science of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Background

  • BARABASHOV, Nikolay was born in 1894.

  • Education

    • 1919 graduated Kharkov University.

    Career

    • 1919-1933 at Kharkov University. Specialist in planetary and lunar astronomy. Chairman, Commission for the Study of Physical Conditions on the Moon and the Planets, Astronomical Society, USSR Academy of Science.

      Chairman, Council for the Coordination of Complex Science Achievements in Astrometry and Astrophysics, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 and 1958 convocation. Made a large number of photometric observations of Mars and Saturn and its ring through light filters.

      Designed and constructed spectrohelioscope for solar observations.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

    Religion

    Religiously inspired people justify violence, resist social changes, and attack on science.

    Views

    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
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