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consultant , Astronomy educator

Aage Sandqvist, Danish astronomy educator, consultant. Achievements include discovery of 2 major components of strong radio source at central core of Milky Way and its surrounding whirling molecular cloud complex, 137 interstellar dark dust clouds now known as Sandqvist clouds in southern sky Milky Way. Recipient Walmarkska prize Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, 1990.

Background

Sandqvist, Aage was born on June 1, 1939 in Norresundby, Denmark. Son of Carlo Hjalmar Sandqvist and Lydia (Damsholt) Kjaer. arrived in Sweden, 1971.

Education

Bachelor of Science (honorary), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1962. Master of Science (honorary), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1971.

Career

Research assistant University Maryland, College Park, 1965-1971. Assistant professor astronomy Stockholm Observatory, 1971-1977, associate professor, 1977—2002, professor, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of 2 major components of strong radio source at central core of Milky Way and its surrounding whirling molecular cloud complex, 137 interstellar dark dust clouds now known as Sandqvist clouds in southern sky Milky Way.

Membership

Vice chairman Swedish Omnitheatre Foundation, Stockholm, since 1991. Board directors Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy, 1990-1994. Member International Astronomical Union (president Commission on Teaching Astronomy 1988-1992), Society for Protection of Nature, American Astronomical Society, European Astronomical society, Swedish National Committee for Astronomy (chairman 1983-1989), European Astrophysics Doctoral Network.

Connections

Married Karin Kellgren, May 14, 1971. Children: Tor, Inga, Leif.

father:
Carlo Hjalmar Sandqvist Kjaer

mother:
Lydia (Damsholt) Kjaer

spouse:
Karin Kellgren

children:
Inga Sandqvist

Tor Sandqvist

Leif Sandqvist