Jan Oort bio

Birth Name: Jan Oort

Occupation: Astronomer

Place Of Birth: Netherlands

Date Of Birth: April28, 1900

Date Of Death: November 5, 1992

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Dutch

Jan Oort was born on the 28th of April, 1900. He was known for being a Astronomer. Famous for his work in the scientific sub-field of radio astronomy, Oort is particularly known for his discovery of the rotation of the Milky Way and the accompanying lack of solar centrality within Earth’s galaxy. He is also notable for his comet research; his discovery of dark matter; and his identification of the Milky Way’s “galactic halo.”

Jan Oort was born in Netherlands. After studying physics at Groningen University, he worked at both the Yale Observatory and Leiden University. He was the 1966 recipient of the Vetlesen Prize and the 1987 winner of the Kyoto Prize.

Jan Oort was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Jan Oort is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Jan Oort was born in the Year of the Rat.

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BIRTH DAY:Saturday
DEATH DAY:Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Jan Oort was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Jan Oort was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Jan Oort had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Jan Oort’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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