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Kao Ping-tse

Kao Ping-tse

Chinese astronomer
Kao Ping-tse
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Intro Chinese astronomer
Was Astronomer Writer
From China
Type Literature Science
Gender male
Birth 23 December 1888, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Death 23 March 1970, Taipei, Taiwan (aged 81 years)
Star sign Capricorn
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Biography

Kao Ping-tse (Chinese: 高平子; pinyin: Gāo Píngzǐ; 23 December 1888 - 23 March 1970) was a Chinese astronomer. He was entirely self-taught in this field. The crater Kao on the Moon is named in his honor.

Kao was born in Shanghai. His father was a revolutionary, a Jǔrén 舉人, and a key figure of the Nan Society (South Society, 南社) in the late Qing Dynasty. He worked at Qingdao Observatory, received from the Japanese after the Washington Naval Conference in 1924. He then worked at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, one of the founders of Purple Mountain Observatory.

During World War II, he lived in Shanghai. He moved to Taiwan in 1948, during the Chinese Civil War. He died in Taipei.

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