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Gatewood, George D. (1940–)




George Gatewood
Director of the Allegheny Observatory since 1977 and chairman of the Extrasolar Planetary Foundation. Gatewood specializes in high-precision astrometry aimed at detecting extrasolar planets around nearby stars. He designed and built the Multichannel Astrometric Photometer which was used in the discovery (yet to be confirmed) of a planetary system around Lalande 21185.


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