Ernst Opik

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Birthday
23, 1893
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Sep 10, 1985 (91)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1893
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Sep 10, 1985 (91)

About

Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist who rose to prominence in the 1920s. He has won a number of awards throughout his career including the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1975, and the Bruce Medal in 1976.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Moscow and the University of Tartu.

Trivia

He correctly predicted the frequency of craters on Mars long before they were determined by space probes.

Family Life

He was the son of Anna and Karl Opik.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as composer Heino Eller.