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Abetti, Antonio

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Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1928 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Astronomers

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1846 - Antonio Abetti was born on June 19, 1846 in San Pietro di Gorizia, then Gorz, Italy.

 

1867 - He received a degree in mathematics and engineering from the University of Padua.

 

1868 - Abetti was a civil engineer but turned his interest to astronomy after a year he became a civil engineer. He became director of the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri and a professor at the University of Florence.

 

1874 - He was part of an expedition led by Pietro Tacchini to observe a transit of Venus with a spectroscope. He was a member of the Accademia dei Lincei and the Royal Astronomical Society.

 

1893 - He worked at the local observatory as an astronomer.

 

1921 - In 1921, aged 75, he had to retire but continued his researches at the observatory.

 

1928 - He died in Arcetri (Florence) on the February 20, 1928.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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