Jean Meeus

Jean Meeus ( born 1928 ) is a Belgian mathematician, astronomer and author. His specialty is the Celestial Mechanics and Mathematical Astronomy.


Jean Meeus was born in 1928. He studied mathematics at the Catholic University of Leuven, where in 1953 he received the degree of licentiate of mathematics. Until his retirement in 1993, he was employed as a meteorologist at Brussels airport.

Jean Meeus, the member of several Astronomical companies, published numerous works on celestial mechanics and mathematical astronomy, which have appeared partly in German.

In recognition of his contributions to astronomy, the International Astronomical Union has designated 1981 on September 24, 1935 by Eugène Delporte discovered asteroid 2213 Meeus Jean Meeus after.

In 1986, Jean Meeus received the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.



  • J. Meeus: Astronomical Formulae for Calculators. 4th edition. Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 1988, ISBN 0-943396-22-0.
  • J. Meeus: Astronomical Algorithms. 2nd edition, corr. Reprint 2005. Willmann- Bell, Richmond 1998, ISBN 978-0-943396-61-3.

The Morsels

  • J. Meeus: Mathematical Astronomy Morsels. Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 1997, ISBN 0-943396-51-4.
  • J. Meeus: More Mathematical Astronomy Morsels. Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 2002, ISBN 0-943396-74-3.
  • J. Meeus: Mathematical Astronomy Morsels III. Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 2004, ISBN 0-943396-81-6.
  • J. Meeus: Mathematical Astronomy Morsels IV Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 2007, ISBN 978-0-943396-87-3.
  • J. Meeus: Mathematical Astronomy Morsels V Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 2009, ISBN 978-0-943396-92-7.

Other works

  • J. Meeus: Tables of Moon and Sun. Kesselberg Sterrenwacht, Kessel-Lo in 1962.
  • J. Meeus: syzygies Tables. Kesselberg Sterrenwacht, Kessel-Lo in 1963.
  • J. Meeus, CC Grosjean, W. Vanderleen: Canon of Solar Eclipses. Pergamon Press, Oxford 1966.
  • J. Meeus: Some Bright Visual Binary Stars. Sky Publishing Corporation, Cambridge MA 1971.
  • F. Pilcher, J. Meeus: Tables of minor planets. Self-published, Jacksonville 1973.
  • H. Mucke, J. Meeus: Canon of Solar Eclipses -2003 to 2526. 2nd edition. Astronomical office Vienna, Vienna, 1992.
  • J. Meeus, H. Mucke Canon of Lunar Eclipses -2002 to 2526. 3rd edition. Astronomical office Vienna, Vienna 1992.
  • J. Meeus: Elements of Solar Eclipses 1951-2200. Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 1989, ISBN 0-943396-21-2.
  • J. Meeus: transit. Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 1989, ISBN 0-943396-26-3.
  • J. Meeus: Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets. 2nd edition. Willmann- Bell, Richmond, 1995, ISBN 0-943396-02-6.
  • F. Espenak, J. Meeus: Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to 3000, NASA Technical paper 2006-214141, 2006