Ernst Opik (Astronomer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Ernst Öpik

Ernst Julius Öpik was an Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist who spent the second half of his career at the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland.

Born: October 22, 1893, Kunda, Lääne-Viru, Estonia
Died: September 10, 1985, Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Nationality: Estonian
Fields: Astronomy
Institutions: Armagh Observatory
Alma mater: University of Moscow, University of Tartu
Notable awards: Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1975, Bruce Medal in 1976

About Ernst Opik

Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist who rose to prominence in the 1920s. He has won a number of awards throughout his career including the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1975, and the Bruce Medal in 1976.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Moscow and the University of Tartu.

Achievement

He correctly predicted the frequency of craters on Mars long before they were determined by space probes.

Family Life

He was the son of Anna and Karl Opik.

Associations

He was born in the same country as composer Heino Eller.

Information related to Ernst Öpik

  • Members of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
  • Estonian astronomers
  • Estonian astrophysicists
  • Estonian World War II refugees
  • Planetary scientists
  • Recipients of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • University of Tartu alumni
  • 20th-century astronomers

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Latest information about Ernst Opik updated on September 09, 2020.


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