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Kazuro Watanabe

1955 - Today

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Kazurō Watanabe (渡辺 和郎, Watanabe Kazurō, born May 1, 1955) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and prolific discoverer of minor planets. He was born in Hokkaidō, Japan and is a member of the Astronomical Society of Japan as well as of the Oriental Astronomical Association. Through publications and the direction of junior associates, this asteroid hunter has been responsible for the discovery of nearly 700 asteroids. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kazuro Watanabe has received more than 25,787 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Kazuro Watanabe is the 527th most popular astronomer (down from 479th in 2019), the 1,640th most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,311th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Japanese Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Kazuro Watanabe ranks 527 out of 531Before him are György Kulin, Jane Luu, Kin Endate, Korado Korlević, Mary Proctor, and Christian Pollas. After him are Jana Tichá, Geoffrey Marcy, Scott S. Sheppard, Peter Goldreich, Françoise Combes, and William Kwong Yu Yeung.

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Among people born in 1955, Kazuro Watanabe ranks 484Before him are Afag Bashirgyzy, Alexandru Athanasiu, Bernd Riexinger, Alan Hansen, Evans Paul, and Gregor Braun. After him are Eraldo Pecci, Rupert Keegan, Jürg Röthlisberger, Julio Cobos, Janusz Kupcewicz, and Nils Gaup.

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Among people born in Japan, Kazuro Watanabe ranks 1,640 out of 6,048Before him are Byron Howard (1968), Yōko Hikasa (1985), Kenji Nagai (1957), Masahiro Fukuda (1966), Masahiko Harada (1968), and Misia (1978). After him are Yoshitoshi ABe (1971), Phyllis A. Whitney (1903), Takeshi Koshida (1960), Mari Iijima (1963), Nobuhiko Okamoto (1986), and Yuma Asami (1987).


Among astronomers born in Japan, Kazuro Watanabe ranks 15Before him are Kiichirō Furukawa (1929), Okuro Oikawa (1896), Hiroshi Kaneda (1953), Takao Kobayashi (1961), Kenzo Suzuki (1950), and Kin Endate (1960). After him are Hiroshi Mori (1958), Naoto Satō (1953), Alan Hale (1958), Akimasa Nakamura (1961), and Masayuki Yanai (1959).