Albert Marth (born May 5, 1828 in Kolberg , Pomerania ; † August 5, 1897 in Heidelberg ) was a German astronomer . The focus of his work was the observation of planets, asteroids and galactic nebulae .
In 1853 he followed a call from George Bishop (1785–1861) to London , where he became an assistant to John Russell Hind . In 1854 he succeeded him at the local observatory . On March 1, 1854, he discovered the minor planet (29) Amphitrite .
From 1855 to 1862 he succeeded George Rümker as assistant to Temple Chevallier at Durham Observatory , Potters Bank , England . Then William Lassell hired him as an observer at his private observatory in Malta . During the period from 1863 to 1865 Marth discovered around 600 foggy objects. He then had several small jobs and was mainly in London until 1883.
In 1882 he participated in the Venus Transit - expedition to the Cape Good Hope part. In 1883 Marth got a job at Colonel Edward Henry Cooper's Observatory at Markree Castle near Sligo / Ireland . Marth spent his last years in Germany. He died of cancer on August 5, 1897 in Heidelberg.
- Literature by and about Albert Marth in the catalog of the German National Library
- Albert Marth - a German in England's service
- A. Marth publications in the Astrophysics Data System
- NN: Marth, Albert. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 58 (1898), p. 139 (obituary, English)
- JLE Dreyer: Obituary Notice - Albert Marth. Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol. 144 (1897), p. 223 (obituary, English)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German astronomer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 5, 1828|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kolberg , Pomerania|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 5, 1897|
|Place of death||Heidelberg|