Struve, Gustav Wilhelm Ludwig
BornPulkovo, Russia, 1 November 1858
DiedSimferopol, Crimea, (Ukraine), 4 November 1920
An expert on lunar occultations and stellar positions, Ludwig (as he was usually known) Struve was the son of Otto Wilhelm Struve and the younger brother of Karl Hermann Struve. He completed gymnasium studies at Vyborg in 1876 and entered Dorpat University from which he graduated in 1880. He then moved back to Pulkovo and worked part-time at the observatory, which his father directed. One of his earliest published papers concerned the double star η Cassiopeiae. In 1883, Struve defended his magister’s thesis on the star Procyon (α Canis Minoris). Afterward, he was sent abroad to further his scientific education (1883–1885) and worked at the observatories of Bonn, Milan, and Leipzig.
In 1885, Struve took part in the general meeting of the Deutsche Astronomische Gesellschaft (German Astronomical Society) held in Geneva, Switzerland, and visited observatories...
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