Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld

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Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (2007)

Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld , nee Groeneveld, (born October 21, 1921 in Berlin ; † March 30, 2015 in Oegstgeest ) was a Dutch astronomer who worked at the University of Leiden .


Together with her husband Cornelis Johannes van Houten and the astronomer Tom Gehrels , she was involved in the discovery of a total of 4,329 asteroids as part of the Palomar-Leiden survey .

Here Gehrels made extensive images of the sky with the 48- inch - Schmidt camera of the Mount Palomar Observatory in the United States. The photographic plates were shipped to the Netherlands and analyzed at the University of Leiden for the determination of asteroids.

The asteroid (1674) Groeneveld is named after Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld .


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Individual evidence

  1. Ingrid van Houten, who is familiar with the world of suffering, overleden (October 21, 1921 - May 30, 2015)
  2. ^ Minor Planet Center