Hans-Emil Schuster

Hans -Emil Schuster ( born September 19, 1934 in Hamburg ) is a German astronomer.

Schuster worked from 1958 to 1964 at the Hamburg Observatory in Bergedorf. In October 1964 he joined the staff of the La Silla Observatory in Chile, which was developed in the early sixties, and its Acting Director, he was later. Schuster was involved in the exploration and selection of the sites of the La Silla Paranal Observatory and the which are both part of the European Southern Observatory. He was instrumental in the implementation of two photographic surveys of the southern sky with the 1 -m ESO Schmidt telescope: the concluded in 1978 ESO (B ) Survey ( " ESO Quick Blue Survey" ) and the R- Survey of the ESO / SERC Sky Atlas ( 1978-1990 ).

Schuster remained until his retirement in October 1991, the La Silla Observatory staff. Since 1982 he has been with Rosemarie Schuster née Holt ( March 28, 1935 - September 18, 2006 ) married.

Schuster discovered in the period 1976-1982 a total of 25 asteroids, including some Near Earth, such as ( 2329 ) Orthos, ( 2608 ) Seneca ( 3288 ) Seleucus, ( 3908 ) Nyx or ( 11001 ) Andre Wulff, and ( 161989 ) Cacus, who was lost and only in 2003 was retrieved. Further discoveries were the two comets C/1976 106P/Schuster and D2 ( Schuster ), the irregular dwarf galaxy Phoenix (along with Richard Martin West), which could be identified as a member of the Local Group, and the supernova SN 1980O in NGC 1255th

According to him, the asteroid (2018) Schuster was named. On October 21, 2011, he was awarded in Chile in Hamburg by the Chilean Consul General of the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins in the commander rank for his significant contributions to astronomy. Hans -Emil Schuster is also a dedicated letter writer. Thus, since 1966 alone, the news magazine Der Spiegel 119 letters have been printed by him.