Kees de Jager

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Kees de Jager
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Kees de Jager in 1967
Born(1921-04-29)29 April 1921
Den Burg, Netherlands
Died27 May 2021(2021-05-27) (aged 100)
Den Burg, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Alma materUtrecht University
Spouse(s)Doetie Rienks
Scientific career
Fieldsastrophysics, climate change
InstitutionsUtrecht University
Doctoral advisorMarcel Minnaert

Cornelis "Kees" de Jager (29 April 1921 – 27 May 2021) was a Dutch astronomer. He worked in predicting solar variation to see the Sun's impact on future climate. He was the General Secretary of the IAU from 1967 to 1973 and former director of the observatory at Utrecht. He was a fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

De Jager was born in Den Burg on the island of Texel and died at his home in the same village from problems caused by a fall, aged 100.[1]

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