Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld

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Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld
Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (sitting, right)
Born
Ingrid Groeneveld

(1921-10-21)21 October 1921 [1]
Died30 March 2015(2015-03-30) (aged 93)
Oegstgeest, Netherlands
ResidenceNetherlands
NationalityDutch
Known for Minor planets
Spouse(s) Cornelis Johannes van Houten
ChildrenKarel van Houten
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Leiden Observatory
Palomar Observatory
Minor planets discovered: 4629 [2]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɪŋɡrɪt fɑn ˈɦʌutə(ŋ) ˈɣrunəˌvɛlt] ; [3] 21 October 1921 – 30 March 2015) was a Dutch astronomer.

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In a jointly credited trio with Tom Gehrels and her husband Cornelis Johannes van Houten, she was the discoverer of many thousands of asteroids (credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 4,625 numbered minor planets). [2] In the Palomar–Leiden survey, Gehrels took the images using the 48-inch Schmidt telescope at Palomar Observatory and shipped the photographic plates to the van Houtens at Leiden Observatory, who analyzed them for new asteroids. The trio are jointly credited with several thousand asteroid discoveries. [4] [5] Van Houten-Groeneveld died on 30 March 2015, at the age of 93, in Oegstgeest, Netherlands. [6]

The Themistian main-belt asteroid 1674 Groeneveld – discovered by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg and independently discovered by Finnish astronomer Yrjö Väisälä in 1938, was named in her honor ( M.P.C. 2901). [7]

Publications

References

  1. Groeneveld, Ingrid (1957). "Mitteilungen, Nummers 9-16". Veroeffentlichungen der Badischen Landes-Sternwarte zu Heidelberg (in German). 14 (5): 75.
  2. 1 2 "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. In isolation, van and Houten are pronounced [vɑn] and [ˈɦʌutə(n)] , respectively.
  4. "SETI Institute - Long-Lost, Dangerous Asteroid Is Found Again". Seti.org. 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  5. Saiber, Arielle (2005). Giordano Bruno and the geometry of ... - Google Books. ISBN   9780754633211 . Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  6. (in Dutch) Leidse sterrenkundige Ingrid van Houten overleden (21 oktober 1921-30 maart 2015), Astronomie.nl, 2015. Retrieved on 31 March 2015.
  7. Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1674) Groeneveld". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1674) Groeneveld. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 133. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1675. ISBN   978-3-540-00238-3.