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03 April 2015

RIP: Ingrid Van Houten-Groeneveld (1921-2015), Death Obit.

RIP: Ingrid Van Houten-Groeneveld (1921-2015), Death Obit.

Dear all - Female German-born, Leiden astronomer, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld passed away on Monday 30 march, 93 years old. together with her husband Kees Van Houten (who died in 2002) and with Dutch/American astronomer Tom Gehrels (who died in 2011), Ingrid discovered 4605 asteroids, as part of the leiden-palomar survey. many of them have been given a 'Dutch' name (see the 'vHGG'= entries in this list of minor planets with a name that is somehow related to the Netherlands: http://www.astronieuws.nl/NL-plan.html). Asteroid 1674) Groeneveld is named in Ingrid's honour. a funeral service is planned on April 7, 2015.
--Govert Schilling
From: "'Govert Schilling' allesoversterrenkunde@gmail.com

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