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Vsevolod Vasilevich SHARONOV

Vsevolod SHARONOV, USSR Astronomer. Professor, Leningrad University, since 1944; Director, Astronomical Observatory, Leningrad University, since 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1949.

Background

  • SHARONOV, Vsevolod was born in 1901.

  • Education

    • 1926 graduated Leningrad University.

    Career

    • Developed new methods of absolute surface photometry of heavenly bodies. Designed numerous instruments for measuring the brightness of natural bodies and the range of visibility. Works deal with planets and atmospheric optics.

      1936-1941 at Main Astronomical Observatory, USSR Academy of Science, Pulkovo.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1949.

    Religion

    Religion discourages exploration of science and universe by suppressing curiosity, and denies its followers a broader perspective.

    Views

    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1949.
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