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Nikolay Nikiforovich PAVLOV

astronomer

Nikolay PAVLOV, USSR Astronomer. Head,Department of Time Service, Main Astronomical Observatory, USSR Academy of Science, Pulkovo, since 1936; Professor, Leningrad University, since 1944. Stalin Prize, 1947.

Background

PAVLOV, Nikolay was born in 1902.

Career

1929-1936 associate, Main Astronomical Laboratory, USSR Academy of Science, Pulkovo. Developed and used photoelectr. method of recording stellar passages on a transit instrument, which excludes errors introduced by the observer. Designed new models of transit instruments.

Religion

Religion is always aggressive against any new scientific ideas.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.