Becker, Wilhelm (1907)

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Becker, Wilhelm (1907) Gender: M
born on 3 July 1907 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Munster (Niedersachen), Germany, 52n59, 10e05
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 10°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°47 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°34'


German astronomer whose main field of work was in the field of spectrophotometry. He was the brother of the astronomer Friedrich Becker.

From 1953, Becker was director of the University of Basel. In 1976, he was awarded the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1977 he received the Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the Astronomical Society for his work "The Galactic Structure from Optical Observations".

He died on 20 November 1996 in Binningen, aged 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Taeger.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award