Peter van de Kamp

1901 - 1995

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Piet van de Kamp (December 26, 1901 in Kampen – May 18, 1995 in Amsterdam), known as Peter van de Kamp in the United States, was a Dutch astronomer who lived in the United States most of his life. He was professor of astronomy at Swarthmore College and director of the college's Sproul Observatory from 1937 until 1972. He specialized in astrometry, studying parallax and proper motions of stars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter van de Kamp has received more than 36,216 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Peter van de Kamp is the 365th most popular astronomer (down from 351st in 2019), the 619th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 557th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Peter van de Kamp ranks 365 out of 531Before him are Otto Heckmann, Marcel Minnaert, Christoph Arnold, Catherine Wolfe Bruce, Dilhan Eryurt, and Carl A. Wirtanen. After him are Forest Ray Moulton, Lyudmila Zhuravleva, Frank Schlesinger, Caterina Scarpellini, Herbert Friedman, and Harry Edwin Wood.

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Among people born in 1901, Peter van de Kamp ranks 207Before him are Otto Heckmann, Raymond Firth, Agostinho Fortes Filho, Haj Ali Razmara, Jan de Quay, and Cecília Meireles. After him are Hugo Haas, Mark Donskoy, Manly P. Hall, Casiano Chavarría, Gaston Waringhien, and Sergey Obraztsov. Among people deceased in 1995, Peter van de Kamp ranks 190Before him are Peter Grant, Francesco Camusso, Mary Wickes, István Bárány, Agustín Gaínza, and René Wellek. After him are Matti Pellonpää, Jean Tardieu, Rick Aviles, Carlo Ceresoli, Genrikh Kasparyan, and Roberto Juarroz.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Peter van de Kamp ranks 619 out of 1,427Before him are Jan de Bray (1627), Michaël Dudok de Wit (1953), Hendrik Voogd (1768), Henri Frankfort (1897), Jan de Quay (1901), and Albert Kluyver (1888). After him are Jan Jacob Rochussen (1797), Martin Jol (1956), Zara Whites (1968), Willem Hendrik Keesom (1876), Tylman van Gameren (1632), and Dirk Hartog (1580).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Netherlands

Among astronomers born in Netherlands, Peter van de Kamp ranks 17Before him are Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin (1845), Michael van Langren (1598), Maarten Schmidt (1929), Dirk Brouwer (1902), Kees de Jager (1921), and Hendrik van Gent (1900). After him are Bart Bok (1906), Adriaan van Maanen (1884), and Ewine van Dishoeck (1955).