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Biographical entry Birch, Peter Vaughan (1949 - )

Born
11 May 1949
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

Peter Vaughan Birch commenced work at the Perth Observatory in 1970 starting as assistant to B.J. Harris. He has been involved in planetary photography as part of the International Planetary Patrol Program, photometry and light curves of asteroids and natural satellites. Birch was part of observing team to discover the rings of Uranus in March 1977 and in 1985 spent four months at the Lowell Observatory as Visiting Astronomer to observe Comet Halley.

Archival resources

Perth Observatory

  • Peter Vaughan Birch - Records, 1970 - 1990; Perth Observatory. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.