Labeyrie, Antoine

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Labeyrie, Antoine Gender: M
Antoine Émile Henry Labeyrie
born on 12 May 1943 at 07:45 (= 07:45 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone CEST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°38' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 18°46 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°40'


French astronomer and since 1991 has held the "Observational astrophysics" chair at the Collège de France.

He is currently working on what he calls a "Hypertelescope", an extremely large astronomical interferometer with spherical geometry that might theoretically show features on Earth-like worlds around other suns.

The main-belt asteroid 8788 Labeyrie (1978 VP2) is named in honor of Antoine Émile Henry Labeyrie and Catherine Labeyrie.

He was awarded the The Benjamin Franklin Medal in 2000.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 2000 (Benjamin Franklin Medal)

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'sciences' pdf file, p. 44.


  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Benjamin Franklin Medal)