Andrei Petrovich Shidlovskii

Shidlovskii, Andrei Petrovich

 

Born Nov. 17, 1818, in Voronezh Province; died May 7, 1892, in the village of Karabachkino, in what is now Zhitomir Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Russian astronomer.

Shidlovskii was a professor of astronomy at the University of Kharkov from 1843 to 1856 and the University of Kiev from 1856 to 1868. He took part in the major arc and angle measurements directed by V. Ia. Struve and in a chronometric expedition to determine the difference in longitude between the Pulkovo and Altona observatories.

REFERENCE

Piaskovskii, D. V. “Razvitie astronomii v Kievskom universitete.” In the collection Istoriko-astronomicheskie issledovaniia, fasc. 1. Moscow, 1955.