Abell, George

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Abell, George Gender: M
George Ogden Abell
born on 1 March 1927 at 22:50 (= 10:50 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°42' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 14°28'

George Abell (Abell 2261 galaxy cluster)
photo: NASA, ESA, M. Postman (Space Telescope Science Institute, USA), T. Lauer (Nation, license cc-by-3.0


American educator and astronomer who lectured at Griffith Observatory 1953-1960, was a faculty member of UCLA from 1956, Professor of Astronomy from 1967 and Chairman of the Dept 1968-1975. He is the author of many articles in professional journals and of "Exploration of the Universe".

In the late 1970s, Dr. Abell bemoaned the fact that astrological students and "seekers" outnumber those in the more "respected" field of astronomy by a sizable margin, and felt compelled to warn the gullible that their "beliefs" were irrational. He was a member of Ciscop, a group of scientists who were adamantly anti-astrology.

His first marriage was in 1951; 2 kids; and a second marriage in 1972. Abell died of a heart attack on 7 October 1983 in Encino, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1951 (First marriage)
  • Work : Gain social status 1953 (Lecturer at Griffith Observatory)
  • Work : New Career 1968 (Chairman of Dept. of Astronomy)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1972 (Second marriage)
  • Death by Heart Attack 7 October 1983 in Encino, CA (Age 56)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Previously this entry had same data rated A (LMR quotes L.A. Times, data given by him). Scholfield also quoted same data from Abell in "Science and the Paranormal: Probing the Existence of the Supernatural" by George O. Abell and Barry Singer (Scribner, 1983), p. 72.


  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Anti-astrology and the occult)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (19 yrs in University)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (University)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection