Sharonov, Vsevolod Vasilevich

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Sharonov, Vsevolod Vasil’evich


Born Feb. 25 (Mar. 10), 1901, in St. Petersburg; died Nov. 27, 1964, in Leningrad. Soviet astronomer. Member of the CPSU from 1949.

Sharonov was a professor at Leningrad State University from 1944. Beginning in 1951, he was also director of the university observatory. Sharonov worked out new methods of absolute photometry and colorimetry, which have been applied to the study of the solar corona and the determination of the light solar constant. He also invented a number of devices for investigating the visibility of distant objects and fires.


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Mars. Moscow-Leningrad, 1947.
Priroda planet. Moscow, 1958.
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