Bart Bok

1906 - 1983

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Bartholomeus Jan "Bart" Bok (April 28, 1906 – August 5, 1983) was a Dutch-American astronomer, teacher, and lecturer. He is best known for his work on the structure and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy, and for the discovery of Bok globules, which are small, densely dark clouds of interstellar gas and dust that can be seen silhouetted against brighter backgrounds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bart Bok has received more than 43,265 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Bart Bok is the 388th most popular astronomer (down from 337th in 2019), the 652nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 546th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Bart Bok ranks 388 out of 531Before him are Gottfried Kirch, Kiyotsugu Hirayama, Ludwig Biermann, Brian Schmidt, William Christie, and Tsutomu Seki. After him are Geoffrey Burbidge, Jill Tarter, Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin, Mary Ward, Janet Akyüz Mattei, and Lutz D. Schmadel.

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Among people born in 1906, Bart Bok ranks 251Before him are Lon Chaney Jr., Alexander Moyzes, Josef Čtyřoký, Willy Hansen, Rolf Singer, and Benedicto de Moraes Menezes. After him are V. J. Sukselainen, Wolfgang Koeppen, Joseph Höffner, Petre Steinbach, Jan Diddens, and David Smith. Among people deceased in 1983, Bart Bok ranks 160Before him are José Iraragorri, Nina Dumbadze, Mordecai Kaplan, Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev, Eugène Chaboud, and José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo. After him are Szolem Mandelbrojt, Alfonso Calzolari, Eva Pawlik, Pat O'Brien, Tomás Ojeda, and Gyula Illyés.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Bart Bok ranks 652 out of 1,427Before him are John Bosman (1965), Herman Heijermans (1864), Ramon Dekkers (1969), Kea Bouman (1903), Peter Post (1933), and Anouk (1975). After him are Ruud Hesp (1965), Jan Wils (1891), Martin Garrix (1996), Gerrit Voorting (1923), Max van der Stoel (1924), and Aagje Deken (1741).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Netherlands

Among astronomers born in Netherlands, Bart Bok ranks 18Before him are Michael van Langren (1598), Maarten Schmidt (1929), Dirk Brouwer (1902), Kees de Jager (1921), Hendrik van Gent (1900), and Peter van de Kamp (1901). After him are Adriaan van Maanen (1884) and Ewine van Dishoeck (1955).