Eric Walter Elst

1936 - Today

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Eric Walter Elst (born 1936) is a Belgian astronomer at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Uccle and a prolific discoverer of asteroids. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Walter Elst has received more than 61,305 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Eric Walter Elst is the 125th most popular astronomer (up from 148th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Belgium (up from 212th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Eric Walter Elst ranks 125 out of 532Before him are John Louis Emil Dreyer, Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters, Ali Qushji, Giovanni Battista Hodierna, Alphonse Borrelly, and Harlow Shapley. After him are Édouard Stephan, James Van Allen, Russell Alan Hulse, Andreas Cellarius, Walter Sydney Adams, and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld.

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Among people born in 1936, Eric Walter Elst ranks 92Before him are Ljubiša Samardžić, Buddy Guy, Joe D'Amato, Bekim Fehmiu, Jim Henson, and Dan Inosanto. After him are Al Oerter, Roger Whittaker, Yuan T. Lee, Jo Siffert, Hiroshi Saeki, and Jill Ireland.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Eric Walter Elst ranks 191 out of 899Before him are Rik Van Looy (1933), Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338), Melchior Broederlam (1355), Theodor de Bry (1528), Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802), and Pierre Alechinsky (1927). After him are Leo Tindemans (1922), Juan de Flandes (1450), Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573), The Singing Nun (1933), Roelant Savery (1576), and Arnulf I, Count of Flanders (889).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Belgium

Among astronomers born in Belgium, Eric Walter Elst ranks 4Before him are Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Ferdinand Verbiest (1623), and Petrus Plancius (1552). After him are Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882), Henri Debehogne (1928), Marcel Minnaert (1893), and George Van Biesbroeck (1880).