Bodo Baschek

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Bodo Baschek (* 1935 in Berlin) is a German astronomer and one of the leading experts in the analysis of stellar atmospheres


Bodo Baschek studied physics, mathematics and astronomy at Kiel University from 1954, where he obtained his doctorate in 1959 with a thesis on stellar physics under Albrecht Unsöld. He remained in Kiel for the next few years, taking leave for two postdoctoral stays in Pasadena at Caltech (1962-1963) and in Canberra at the Mount Stromlo Observatory (1967-1968). From 1969 until his retirement in 2001, Baschek was a professor at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University.

He is especially known for editing the textbook “Der neue Kosmos: Einführung in die Astronomie und Astrophysik” (The New Cosmos: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics), which was taken over by Albrecht Unsöld.


  • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek : The New Cosmos: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7., Reprint. Edition. Springer Spektrum, 2015, ISBN 978-3-662-45992-8.
  • Bodo Baschek: On the influence of surface gravity on UBV colours OG G-type stars. In: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 6, No. 5, 1966, pp. 701-704 , doi:10.1016/0022-4073(66)90057-4.