Wagner August Fyodorovich( Russian astronomer)
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Biography Wagner August Fyodorovich
(died Nov. 2, 1886) was born August 29, 1828, Mr.. in Kurland province, where his father served as pastor. Wagner received the initial formation of Dorpat school, and at the end of 1845. joined the Mathematics course the University of Dorpat. The first astronomical work of Wagner belongs to the 1849 - 1850 gg. When he was commissioned by Medlera observed transit instrument Dorpat Observatory several stars to determine their own movement (cm. Volume XIV Dorpat observations). In 1850, Mr.. Wagner entered the number of astronomers Pulkovo Observatory, where he remained until the end of his life, first as a supernumerary astronomer, then 1856. full-time senior astronomer, and, finally, in 1866, Mr.. Vice Director. The most remarkable work of Wagner - definition of right ascension so-called Pulkovo major stars large transit instrument Pulkovo Observatory, this work Wagner worked almost continuously for 30 years (see. "Observations de Poulcova", t. III and XII). Particularly interested in Wagner, geodetic and geographical works, he took an active part in the work of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, . where for several years was chairman of the Society on mathematical geography,
. There was a stranger to Wagner and theoretical study of astronomy; sent in 1854, Mr.. Academy of Sciences of the border, . Wagner spent two years in Gotha, . engaged under the leadership of the famous astronomer, theorist Hansen, among other things, Wagner participated in the studies of Hansen movement of the moon and made extensive calculations in order to compile the tables of planetary motion of Vesta, unfortunately, . latest work remained unfinished and unpublished, . - Other things distract Wagner,
. A. Zhdanov.