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Wilhelmina Iwanowska

astronomer

Wilhelmina Iwanowska, Polish astronomer. Recipient prize Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation, 1971, Commander Cross with Star, Polonia Restituta Order, 1975, Great Cross with Star, Polonia Restituta Order, 1995. Fellow Royal Astronomical Society; member Polish Academy of Sciences (Copernicus medal 1973), Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Society Royale Sciences Liege (correspondent), International Astronomical Union (vice president 1973-1979).

Background

Iwanowska, Wilhelmina was born on September 2, 1905 in Wilno, Poland. Daughter of Jan and Konstancja (Wasilewska) Iwanowska.

Education

Master of Arts, Stefan Batory University, Wilno, 1929. Doctor of Science, Stefan Batory University, Wilno, 1933. Doctor honrois causa, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, 1973.

Doctor honrois causa, University Leicester, England, 1973. Doctor honrois causa, University Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1973.

Career

Assistant Stefan Batory University, 1927-1937, assistant professor, 1937-1939. Professor astronomy Nicolas Copernicus University, Torun, 1945-1976, professor emeritus, since 1976. Director Astronomical Observatory/Institute, 1952-1976.

Foreign visiting professor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1960. Researcher in astronomy.

Works

  • Contributor over 100 articles to professional publications.

Membership

Fellow Royal Astronomical Society. Member Polish Academy of Sciences (Copernicus medal 1973), Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Society Royale Sciences Liege (correspondent), International Astronomical Union (vice president 1973-1979).

Connections

father:
Jan Iwanowska

mother:
Konstancja (Wasilewska) Iwanowska