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|
|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.
He studied at the University of Moscow and the University of Tartu.
He correctly predicted the frequency of craters on Mars long before they were determined by space probes.
He was the son of Anna and Karl Opik.
He was born in the same country as composer Heino Eller.
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- 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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