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Català i Poch, Assumpció
Barcelona 1925 - Barcelona 2009
Mathematician, physicist, astronomer. Dr. Català started her astronomy work in 1952, a time of economic recession in Spain and also of the nearly complete absence of women in Spanish universities. In fact, she was the first woman to become an astronomer in the universities of Spain.
Comas i Solà, Josep
Barcelona 1868 - Barcelona 1937
Astronomer. He was director of the Observatori Fabra in Barcelona. He discovered 11 asteroids and 2 comets. In 1905 he received the Janssen prize from the Astronomical Society of France and was chosen member of the Astronomical Society of London.
Landerer i Climent, Josep Joaquim
València 1841 - Tortosa, Baix Ebre 1922
Astronomer. In 1865 he began to publish his works about astronomy in specialised French journals as he was living in France during some years. He studied the solar eclipses that were visible from Spain in1900 and 1905.
Pòlit i Buxareu, Isidre
Alella 1880 - Barcelona 1958
Astronomer, physicist, mathematician. "He used to explain that as a kid, on the way back from Badalona to Alella at night, he had fallen in love with the firmament from contemplating the starry sky so much." Joseph M. Casals' words in memory of Isidre Pòlit exemplify a passion for astronomy that accompanied the career of this scientist from an early age.
Presas i Puig, Llorenç
Sant Boi de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat 1811 - Barcelona 1875
Mathematician, astronomer, pharmacist. He got his Ph.D. degree in science (1846) and pharmacy (1846). He was a teacher of mathematics in the University of Barcelona and in the Escuela Industrial.