Bruhns, Karl Christian

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Born: Nov 22, 1830 AD
Died: 1881 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Astronomers


1830 - Born on November 22nd in Plön. German astronomer.

1851 - Started his part-time work as a computer at Berlin Observatory.

1852-1855 - He soon was "discovered" by its director Johann Franz Encke, and became second assistant, first assistant and observer.

1859 - A prize assignment on astronomical refraction developed into his habilitation thesis.

1860 - Bruhns was appointed observer and professor.

1868 - Became the director of the Leipzig observatory.

         - He discovered comets and calculated their elements as well as those of minor planets.

1872 - From calculations of the path of the meteorites of November 27th, he connected this shower with Biela's comet.

1881 - He died from a heart disease at the early age of 51 on July 25th at Leipzig.
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