The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kobold, Hermann Albert

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KOBOLD, kō'bȯlt', Hermann Albert, German astronomer: b. Hanover, 5 Oct. 1858. He studied at a private school and the Royal Gymnasium, Hanover, and at Göttingen University. He was attached to the O'Gyalla Observatory in Hungary (1880-83), was astronomer on the German Venus Expedition to Aiken, S. C., and was appointed (1883-86) to the commission of observation of the transit of Venus. He was attached to the Strassburg Observatory (1886-1902) and at Kiel Observatory (1902). In 1908 he became editor of the Astronomische Nachrichten. He wrote ‘Bau des Fixsternsystems, mit besondere Rüchsicht der photometrische Resultate’ in Die Wissenschaft (1906).