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Candy, Michael Philip (1928 - 1994)

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Born: 23 December 1928  Bath, England.  Died: 2 November 1994  Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Michael Philip Candy joined the Perth Observatory in 1969 and was Director 1984-93. Much of his work has been on comets and minor planets.One of his career highlights was calculating positions for Halley's comet in 1986, with 10% of all Earth-based positions of the comet being made from Perth under his supervision.

Career Highlights
Born Bath, England, 23 December 1928. Died Perth, 2 November 1994. Educated London University (BSc 1963) and University of Sussex (MSc 1965). Majesty's Almanac Office, England 1947-ca 1960, Royal Greenwich Observatory ca 1961-69, astronomer, Perth Observatory 1969-84, government astronomer, Perth Observatory 1984-93. First astronomer to discover a comet and calculate its orbit (Comet Candy 1960), Merlin Medal, British Astronomical Association 1975, asteroid 3015 Candy named after him ca 1984. Director, comet section, British Astronomical Association 1959-69.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 15 September 2004

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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