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André Heck, Belgian astronomer. Achievements include discovery of Comet 1972 VIII. Recipient Édouard Mailly prize Royal Belgian Academy, 1996, Paul and Marie Stroobant prize, 2007.


Heck, André was born on September 20, 1946 in Jalhay, Belgium.


Master in Mathematics and Education, Liège State University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Liège State University, 1975. Doctor of Science, Liège State University, 1985.

Habilitation, Strasbourg 1 University, 1986.


Assistant professor Liège State University, 1970-1978. Visitor Paris Observatory, 1971. Astronomer Strasbourg Observatory, 1976.

Resident astronomer European Space Agency IUE Ground Observatory, Villafranca del Castillo, Spain, 1977-1980, acting IUE observatory controller Spain, 1980-1981, deputy observatory controller Spain, 1980-1983. Director Strasbourg Observatory, 1988-1990, senior astronomer, since 1983.


  • Achievements include discovery of Comet 1972 VIII.


  • Other Work

    • Author books in field. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member International Astronomical Union, American Astronomical Society, European Astronomical Society, Société Française des Spécialistes d'Astronomie, American Management Association, Society Industrial Applied Mathematics, Association Computational Machinery, CODATA France Board, Royal Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of Pacific, Astronomiche Gessellschaft Eurosci.