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professor of astronomy

Bengt Elis Westerlund, Swedish astronomy educator. Recipient Celsius Medal in Gold, Royal Society Sciences in Uppsala, 1986. Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Society Sciences in Uppsala, Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, International Astronomical Union (president commission 1970-1973, 79-82).

Background

Westerlund, Bengt Elis was born on January 17, 1921 in Gavle, Sweden. Son of Carl Henrik and Agnes Maria Lovisa (Engman) Westerlund.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1954.

Career

Docent, University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1954-1956; astronomer, Uppsala Southern Station, Canberra, Australia, 1957-1961; professor fellow, Australian National U., Canberra, 1961-1967; professor, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1967-1969; director, European Southern Observatory in Chile, Santiago, 1969-1975; professor, University, Uppsala, 1975-1987; professor emeritus, University, Uppsala, since 1987.

Membership

Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Society Sciences in Uppsala, Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, International Astronomical Union (president commission 1970-1973, 79-82).

  • Royal Swedish Academy Scis.

  • Royal Society Scis. in Uppsala

  • Royal Physiographic Society in Lund

  • International Astronomical Union (president commission 1970-73, 79-82).

    1970 - 1973

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, literature.

Connections

Married Hillevi, January 4, 1947. Children: Carl Gunnar, Gunilla Margareta.

father:
Carl Henrik Westerlund

mother:
Agnes Maria Lovisa (Engman) Westerlund

spouse:
Hillevi

children:
Carl Gunnar Westerlund

Gunilla Margareta Westerlund