It is hard to believe, but after 35 years of service, Richard West has retired from ESO. Born 1941 in Copenhagen, Richard did his baccalaureate in 1959. In 1964, he obtained his degree (Mag. scient. et cand. mag.) in astronomy and astrophysics at Copenhagen University, followed by a period as Assistant Professor (Amanuensis) at Copenhagen University Observatory. In 1970, he joined ESO as Assistant Astronomer to the ESO Director General, Adriaan Blaauw.
- Pub Date:
- June 2005