Vsevolod SHARONOV, USSR Astronomer. Professor, Leningrad University, since 1944; Director, Astronomical Observatory, Leningrad University, since 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1949.
He was born on March 10, 1901 in St. Petersburg.
He graduated from gymnasium in 1918 and graduated from Petrograd University in 1926.
Developed new methods of absolute surface photometry of heavenly bodies. Designed numerous instruments for measuring the brightness of natural bodies and the range of visibility. Works deal with planets and atmospheric optics.
1936-1941 at Main Astronomical Observatory, USSR Academy of Science, Pulkovo.
Religion stops people thinking in a logical and reasonable way.
Member, Communist Party, since 1949.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.