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Karl Wilhelm Valentiner

Karl Wilhelm Valentiner

German astronomer
Karl Wilhelm Valentiner
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Intro German astronomer
A.K.A. Wilhelm Valentiner, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Johannes Valentiner
Was Astronomer Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Science
Gender male
Birth 22 February 1845, Eckernförde, Germany
Death 1 April 1931, Berlebeck, Germany (aged 86 years)
Star sign PiscesPisces
Family
Father: Friedrich Wilhelm Valentiner
Spouse: Elisabeth Valentiner
Children: Wilhelm ValentinerSiegfried Valentiner
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Biography

Karl Wilhelm Valentiner (22 February 1845 in Eckernförde – 1 April 1931) was a German astronomer.

Life

In 1874, Wilhelm Valentiner led a successful German expedition to Zhifu (China) to observe a solar eclipse. 1875, He took over the directorship of the Mannheim Observatory in 1875. Since the observing conditions in the Mannheim city centre were deteriorating, Grand Duke Frederick I of Baden approved Valentiner's request to relocate the observatory in Karlsruhe in 1880. The telescope, however, was located in a makeshift hut in Karlsruhe Nymphenburg Park. Much to the annoyance of Valentiner, now appointed Professor of the University of Karlsruhe, no new observatory was built. He decided to apply for a position at Königstuhl near Heidelberg.

After the establishment of the "Grand Duchy Mountain Observatory" (today's Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory) in the year 1898 Valentiner was placed over the Department of Astrometry, which stood in competition with the Astrophysics Department under Max Wolf. When Valentiner retired in 1909 the two departments were merged under the direction of Wolf.

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https://archive.org/details/handwrterbuchd01vale
https://archive.org/details/handwrterbuchd02vale
https://archive.org/details/handwrterbuchd31vale
https://archive.org/details/handwrterbuchd32vale
https://archive.org/details/handwrterbuchd04vale
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb14602972k
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb14602972k
https://d-nb.info/gnd/117340464
http://isni.org/isni/0000000117683117
https://aleph.nkp.cz/F/?func=find-c&local_base=aut&ccl_term=ica=mzk2008433940&CON_LNG=ENG
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p104117109
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