Bok, Bart

Bok, Bart

(1906–83) astronomer; born in Hoorn, Holland. He came to Harvard College on a fellowship in 1929 and stayed until he became director of the Mt. Stromio Observatory in Australia (1957–66). At the University of Arizona, he directed the Steward Observatory (1966–70). His classic The Milky Way coauthored with his wife, Priscilla Bok, went through many editions.
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