Arturs Balklavs

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Arturs Balklavs-Grīnhofs

(1933-01-02)January 2, 1933
DiedApril 13, 2005(2005-04-13) (aged 72)
Alma materUniversity of Latvia
OccupationRadio astronomer

Arturs Balklavs-Grīnhofs (until 1993, Balklavs, 2 January 1933 – 13 April 2005) was a Latvian radio astronomer, outstanding science popularizer, Professor of Radio Astronomy (elected in 1993), Corresponding Member of the [Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS, elected in 1994), second director (1969-1997) of the LAS Radioastrophysical Observatory and first director (1997-2005) of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Latvia, second Editor-in-Chief (1969-2005) of the popular science quarterly Zvaigžņotā Debess[1] (ZvD, The Starry Sky), the last issue Zvaigžņotā Debess: 60. gadskārta.[2] In 2017, the asteroid 457743 Balklavs is named in his honour.[3]


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