Struve, Georg Otto Hermann
BornTsarskoye Selo, Russia, 29 December 1886
DiedBerlin, Germany, 10 June 1933
An expert on the Solar System and especially the planet Saturn, Georg Struve was the son of Karl Hermann Struve and Olga (née Struve) Struve. When Georg was born, his father was an adjunct astronomer at the Pulkovo Observatory. Georg was taken to eastern Prussia when his father became director of the Albertus University Observatory at Königsberg in 1895. Struve attended the humanistically oriented Königsberg Wilhelms-Gymnasium from which he graduated in 1905. He then studied mathematics and astronomy at the universities of Heidelberg and Berlin, where one of his teachers was Julius Bauschinger. While a student (1908), Struve assisted Paul Guthnick in his pioneering astrophotometric observations. He received his Ph.D. in 1910 for an investigation of the orbital motion of minor planet (2) Pallas. Struve dedicated this work to the memory of his grandfather, Otto Wilhelm Struve. He married Marie Mock in...
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