Bart Bok

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Bart Bok
Bart Bok 1983a.jpg
Bok in his final year, 1983
Born
Bartholomeus Jan Bok

(1906-04-28)April 28, 1906
Hoorn, Netherlands
DiedAugust 5, 1983(1983-08-05) (aged 77)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Cause of deathHeart attack
NationalityDutch-American
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materLeiden; Groningen
Known forThe Milky Way; Bok globules
Spouse(s)Priscilla Fairfield Bok
ChildrenJoyce and John
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
Institutions

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 Milky Way galaxy, and for the discovery of Bok globules.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Millman, Peter M. (1984). "Bart Jan Bok, 1906–1983". Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 78: 7. Bibcode:1984JRASC..78....3M.