The New International Encyclopædia/Loewy, Maurice

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LOEWY, lẽ'vḗ', Maurice (1833—). A French astronomer, born in Vienna. He studied astronomy in his native city, but was later called to Paris by Leverrier, who offered him a position in the observatory there. In 1872 he became a member of the Bureau des Longitudes, and the next year succeeded Delaunay in the Academy of Sciences. After Leverricr's death he was associated with Admiral Mouchez in the management of the observatory of Montsouris. He devised the équatoréal condé; and, in addition to editing the Connaissance des temps and the Annuaire du Bureau des longitudes, made frequent contributions to the Memoirs of the academies in Paris and Vienna. In 1878 he was appointed subdirector of the Paris observatory.