Wojciech Krzemiński

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Wojciech Krzemiński
Dr Wojciech Krzemiński w roku 2011 (fot. Alexei Pamyatnykh).jpg
Born(1933-05-20)May 20, 1933
DiedAugust 5, 2017(2017-08-05) (aged 84)
Warsaw, Poland
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
Scientific career
InstitutionsNCAC in Warsaw
and the Carnegie Institution Observatories
PatronsPolish Academy of Sciences

Wojciech Krzemiński (20 May 1933–5 August 2017) was a Polish astronomer and a retired professor of Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of Polish Academy of Sciences. He worked many years for the Carnegie Institution for Science Observatories.[1] Krzemiński also discovered the optical companion of X-ray pulsar Centaurus X-3, which was named Krzemiński's Star in his honor.

He was also one of the first astronomers who correctly interpreted the nature of polar stars like AM Herculis.

Krzemiński died on 5 August 2017 in Warsaw at the age of 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conference "50 years of eclipses U Geminorum"". PAP-Science in Poland. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  2. Wojciech Krzemiński (Polish)