Standing on the shoulders of giants: Past employees of the Poznań Observatory worth remembering

02.05.2023 | 02.05.2023

Mgr Jakub Tokarek, Astronomical Observatory Institute, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Astronomical Observatory in Poznań started its work simultaneously with the foundation of the Poznań University (Uniwersytet Poznański or Wszechnica Piastowska) in the 1919. In the past one hundred years it had seven principals (from Bogdan Zaleski to Agnieszka Kryszczyńska) and dozens of rank-and-file employees. Their work laid the foundations for the current fields of research at the Observatory – celestial mechanics, small Solar System Bodies, dynamics of artificial satellites and space debris. In this talk I will try to depict the short profiles of some of these employees and how their work is continued in modern times.

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