Harry Edwin Wood

Harry Edwin Wood ( born February 3, 1881 in Manchester, England; † February 27, 1946 ) was a South African astronomer.

In 1906 he was appointed chief assistant to the Transvaal Meteorological Observatory, which soon began to acquire telescopes and became known as the Union Observatory. He served as Director from 1928 to 1941 and was the successor of Robert Innes. Wood was married, but he had no children.

From 1929 to 1930 he was president of the Astronomical Society of South Africa. Wood discovered some asteroids and in his honor, he was named Asteroid (1660 ) Wood to him.