Münch, Guido

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Münch, Guido Gender: M
Guido Münch Paniagua
born on 9 June 1921 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, 16n45, 92w38
Timezone LMT m92w38 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°47' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 13°43 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 05°55'


Mexican astronomer and astrophysicist who studied the theory of stellar atmospheres, stellar spectroscopy, interstellar matter, the spectroscopy of nebulae, the structure of galaxies, solar physics and planetology. He worked in both observation and theory.

In 1968 he received the NASA Medal of Exceptional Scientific Merit for his involvement in the Mariner, Viking and Pioneer missions on infrared radiometry. (His work on the Martian atmosphere led to a critically important downward revision in estimates of the planet's atmospheric density.)

He died on 29 April 2020 at the age of 98 in Pasadena, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1968 (NASA Medal of Exceptional Scientific Merit)
  • Work : Prize 1989 (Prince of Asturias Award)
  • Work : Prize 1998 (Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise, with the Grand Cross)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Chiapas state archives.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (Guggenheim Fellowship)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 98)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise, with the Grand Cross)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (NASA Medal of Exceptional Scientific Merit)