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astronomer

Vytautas PranciSKus StraiZYs, Lithuanian astronomer. Recipient Lithuanian State award Lithuanian Government, Vilnius, 1973.

Background

StraiZYs, Vytautas PranciSKus was born on August 20, 1936 in Utena, Lithuania. Son of Leonas and Michalina (Straiziene) StraiZYs.

Education

Graduate astrophysicist, Vilnius (Lithuania) University, 1959. Doctor in Astrophysics, Vilnius (Lithuania) University, 1963. Doctor habilitation in astrophysics, Tartu (Estonia) University, 1971.

Professor in Astrophysics, Tartu (Estonia) University, 1976.

Career

Scientific researcher Institute Physics and Mathematics, Vilnius, 1962-1967, chief astrophysical department, 1967-1976, Institute Physics, Vilnius, 1976-1990. Chief Astronomical Observatory Institute Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, since 1990. Associate director, chief astronomical observatory, 1991-1998.

Science advisor Astronomical Observatory Vilnius (Lithuania) University, 1975-1993. Visiting professor Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1992-1993.

Works

Membership

Member (correspondent) Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, International Astronomical Union (vice president stellar classification commission 1979-1982, president, 1982-1985), International Union Professional and Amateur Photoelectric Photometry, European Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society Pacific, American Astronomical Society, American Planetary Society, Lithuanian Astronomy Union (president since 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    History, archeology, ethnography, collecting stones and boulders.

Connections

Married Janina Pukenaite, November 22, 1973. Children: Danguole, Giedrius.

father:
Leonas StraiZYs

mother:
Michalina (Straiziene) StraiZYs

spouse:
Janina Pukenaite

child:
Danguole StraiZYs

child:
Giedrius StraiZYs