. On this day in 1941 – January 27th – New Zealand astrophysicist Beatrice Hill Tinsley was born in Chester, England.
Beatrice Tinsley began her career late, and died in 1981, but in the intervening years she revolutionized our view of galactic evolution. Her pioneering work continues to be regularly cited by researchers.
. On this day in 1935 – January 29th – Czech astronomer Luboš Kohoutek was born in Zábřeh, Czechia.
Kohoutek has discovered over 70 minor planets, a number of planetary nebulae, a supernova and several comets. His name is probably best known internationally from the periodic comets that bear his name.
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