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Oswald Lohse
German astronomer

Oswald Lohse

Oswald Lohse
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Intro German astronomer
A.K.A. Wilhelm Oswald Lohse
Was Astronomer
From Germany
Field Science
Gender male
Birth 13 February 1845, Leipzig, Leipzig District, German Democratic Republic
Death 14 May 1915, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (aged 70 years)
Star sign Aquarius
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Wilhelm Oswald Lohse (February 13, 1845 – May 14, 1915) was a German astronomer. He first worked at the private Bothkamp Observatory, and starting in 1874 at the Potsdam Astrophysical Observatory, being its Chief Astronomer at the time of his death.

His main work involved the investigation of the surface features of Mars and Jupiter. After this he explored binary stars, and finally worked on the spectroscopy of stars, which included laboratory experiments regarding the spectra of metals.

Craters on Mars and on the Moon were named in his honor.

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