Otto Kippes: German priest and amateur astronomer (1905 - 1994) | Biography
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Otto Kippes
German priest and amateur astronomer

Otto Kippes

Otto Kippes
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Intro German priest and amateur astronomer
Was Astronomer Priest
From Germany
Field Religion Science
Gender male
Birth 23 July 1905
Death 2 February 1994 (aged 88 years)
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Otto Kippes (1905–1994) was a German Catholic priest and amateur astronomer. He was acknowledged especially for his work in asteroid orbit calculations, which brought him the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 1991. In 1959, the Berlin Academy of Sciences awarded him the Leibniz Medal for his contributions in the identification of minor planets. The main belt asteroid 1780 Kippes was named in his honour. Kippes in turn had successfully proposed to name several asteroids after fellow amateur astronomers.

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