Allan Sandage (b. 1926), a distinguished American astronomer of Palomar and Mt. Wilson fame, is an international authority in stellar astronomy and observational cosmology. The name was suggested by S. Kientz and endorsed by the discoverer, who first met Sandage at Palomar in the early 1970s.
Dr. Sandage was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on 1975-01-25.
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