Adriaan Blaauw (1914-2010)
Adriaan Blaauw (1914-2010) passed away on the 1st December 2010. Amongst Adriaan's many contributions to astronomy over a long career, he served as Chair of the Scientific Programme Selection Committee for Hipparcos, between 1981-90, supervising the scientific priorities of proposals competing for including stars within the Hipparcos observing list. He has always maintained a strong interest in the use of data from Hipparcos, for instance the observations of OB associations confirming some of his insights into the star formation process made more than half a century ago. Adriaan was Honorary Chair of the Scientific Organising Committee of the Gaia Symposium which was held in Paris in October 2004.
[Published: 12/04/2004 | Updated: 10/12/2010]
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