Friedrich Karl Ginzel

Friedrich Karl Ginzel (26 February 1850 – 29 June 1926) was an Austrian astronomer.[1][2]

From 1877 Ginzel worked at the observatory in Vienna. In 1886, he became a member of the Königlichen Astronomischen Recheninstituts in Berlin, where he was offered a professorship in 1899.

In 1899 he published an important study on solar and lunar eclipses in classical antiquity.[3] His three-volume Handbuch der mathematischen und technischen Chronologie (1906–14; reprinted in 1958 and 2007) is still a standard work on calendars and ancient chronology although some sections are now outdated.[4]

He was awarded the Valz Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in 1884 for his work on solar eclipses.[5] The lunar crater Ginzel was named after him.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ P.V. Neugebauer, "Friedrich Karl Ginzel", Astronomische Nachrichten, 228 (1926), 335-336.
  2. ^ "F.K. Ginzel", The Observatory, 49 (1926), 348.
  3. ^ F.K. Ginzel, Spezieller Kanon der Sonnen- und Mondfinsternisse fur das Landergebiet der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften und dem Zeitraum von 900 vor Chr. bis 600 nach Chr. (Berlin: Mayer & Muller, 1899).
  4. ^ F.K. Ginzel, Handbuch der mathematischen und technischen Chronologie: Das Zeitrechnungswesen der Völker (Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1906--1914) -- vol. 1 (1906); vol. 2 (1911); vol. 3 (1914).
  5. ^ Neugebauer, Paul Victor (1926). "Friedrich Karl Ginzel". The American Naturalist. 228 (18): 335–336. Bibcode:1926AN....228..335N. doi:10.1002/asna.19262281811.
  6. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature: Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Ginzel on Moon". International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)/USGS Astrogeology Science Center.

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