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Who was Who in postwar Dutch astronomy

Submitter: Jan Noordam
Description: In late August Huug van Woerden celebrated his 90th birthday. The Kapteyn Institute organized a one-day symposium to mark this event. The picture shows the more than 100 people that attended, and made it an unforgettable experience. It is a wonderful cross-section of the (glorious? happy? blessed?) postwar generation of Dutch astronomy. The intrinsic image quality is good enough to make everyone clearly recognizable, even the (relatively) young ones in the back.

NB: Of course Huug is not quite the Nestor of Dutch astronomy. Cees de Jager (second row, with blue tie) is five years older, but does not look it.

Happy hunting down memory lane.
Copyright: RUG
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