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astronomer

Halton Christian Arp, American astronomer. Recipient Newcomb-Cleveland prize American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1960, medal College de France, Paris, 1984, Alexander Humboldt Senior Science award 1985.

Background

Arp, Halton Christian was born on March 21, 1927 in New York City. Son of August C. and Anita C. (Cryst) Arp.

Education

AB, Harvard College, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, 1953.

Career

Astronomer, Carnegie Institution of Washington, District of Columbia, 1957-1985; astronomer, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Munich, Germany, since 1985.

Membership

Member Congress Racial Equality, Pasadena, 1965. Chairman Federation American Scientists Los Angeles chapter, 1970-1973. With United States Navy, 1945-1946.

Member International Astronomical Union (working group chairman 1988-1992), American Astronomical Society (past councilor, Helen Warner prize 1958), Astronomical Society Pacific (president 1980-1983).

Connections

Married Susanna Bixby Dakin, 1970 (divorced 1982). Children: Kristana, Alissa, Andrice. Married Marie-Helene DeMoulin, January 19, 1984.

1 child, Delphine.

father:
August C. Arp

mother:
Anita C. (Cryst) Arp

spouse:
Marie-Helene DeMoulin

spouse:
Susanna Bixby Dakin

child:
Andrice Arp

child:
Kristana Arp

child:
Alissa Arp

child:
Delphine Arp