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Zhang Yuzhe

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Zhang Yuzhe (16 February 1902 – 21 July 1986) was a Chinese astronomer and director of the Purple Mountain Observatory who is widely regarded as the father of modern Chinese astronomy. [1]

31 relations: Asteroid, Astronomer, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Comet, Fujian, Halley's Comet, Light curve, List of minor planets: 2001–3000, Lost minor planet, Mandarin Chinese, Minhou County, Minor planet, Minor Planet Center, Names of China, Nanjing, Nanjing University, National Central University, Pinyin, Purple Mountain Observatory, Rotation period, Tsinghua University, University of Chicago, Variable star, Wade–Giles, Zhang (surname), Zhang Yuzhe (crater), 1125 China, 3789 Zhongguo, 60P/Tsuchinshan, 62P/Tsuchinshan.


Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), with historical origins in the Academia Sinica during the Republic of China era, is the national academy for the natural sciences of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases, a process called outgassing.

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Fujian (pronounced), formerly romanised as Foken, Fouken, Fukien, and Hokkien, is a province on the southeast coast of mainland China.

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Halley's Comet

Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley, is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 74–79 years.

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Light curve

In astronomy, a light curve is a graph of light intensity of a celestial object or region, as a function of time.

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List of minor planets: 2001–3000

#FA8072 | 2078 Nanking || 1975 AD || January 12, 1975 || Nanking || Purple Mountain Obs.

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Lost minor planet

Lost minor planets are minor planets that observers lose track of due to too short an observation arc to accurately predict the future location of the minor planet.

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Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.

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Minhou County

Minhou County (Foochow Romanized: Mìng-âu) is a county in eastern Fujian Province, China.

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Minor planet

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.

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Minor Planet Center

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data for minor planets (such as asteroids and comets), calculating their orbits and publishing this information via the Minor Planet Circulars.

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Names of China

The names of China include the many contemporary and historical appellations given in various languages for the East Asian country known as Zhongguo (中國/中国) in its official language.

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Nanjing, formerly romanized as Nanking and Nankin, is the capital of Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the East China region, with an administrative area of and a total population of 8,270,500.

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Nanjing University

Nanjing University (NJU or NU,. Chinese abbr. 南大; pinyin: Nándà, Nanda), or Nanking University, is a prestigious public (national) university, and is the oldest institution of higher learning, located in Nanjing, China.

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National Central University

National Central University (NCU,, Kuo-Li Chung-yang Ta-hsüeh, or 中大, Chung-ta) was founded in 1915 with roots from 258 CE in mainland China.

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Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.

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Purple Mountain Observatory

The Purple Mountain Observatory, also known as Zijinshan Astronomical Observatory is an astronomical observatory located on the Purple Mountain in the west of Nanjing, China.

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Rotation period

In astronomy, the rotation period of a celestial object is the time that it takes to complete one revolution around its axis of rotation relative to the background stars.

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Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University (abbreviated THU;; also romanized as Qinghua) is a major research university in Beijing, China and a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities.

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University of Chicago

The University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private, non-profit research university in Chicago, Illinois.

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Variable star

A variable star is a star whose brightness as seen from Earth (its apparent magnitude) fluctuates.

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Wade–Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization system for Mandarin Chinese.

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Zhang (surname)

Zhang is the pinyin romanization of the very common Chinese surname written 张 in simplified characters and 張 in traditional characters.

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Zhang Yuzhe (crater)

Zhang Yuzhe is a lunar impact crater located on the Lunar far side near the southern pole.

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1125 China

1125 China, provisional designation, is a dark background asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 26 kilometers in diameter.

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3789 Zhongguo

3789 Zhongguo, provisional designation, is a resonant asteroid from outermost region of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter.

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60P/Tsuchinshan, also known as Tsuchinshan 2, is a periodic comet in the solar system with an orbital period of 6.79 years.

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62P/Tsuchinshan, also known as Tsuchinshan 1, is a periodic comet discovered on 1965 January 1 at Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanking.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Yuzhe

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