Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Cruls, Luiz

  • Thomas HockeyEmail author
Reference work entry

Alternate Name

 Cruls, Louis

BornDiest, Belgium, 21 January 1848

DiedParis, France, 21 June 1908

Luiz Cruls was director of the Rio de Janeiro Observatory (Brazil). His annus mirabilis was 1882; in that year he observed the transit of Venus and discovered the Great Comet C/1882 R1 (on 10 September). A crater on Mars is named for Cruls.

Selected Reference

  1. Anon. (1908). Luis Cruls. Nature 78: 202.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA