Alumni: Armin J. Deutsch, 1946
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1946

January 25, 1918 - November 11, 1969


Armin Joseph Deutsch, was an American astronomer and a science fiction writer.

He received a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Chicago in 1946; his undergrad was from the University of Arizona in 1940. He is noted for the concept of Doppler tomography, which he presented at a symposium at Mount Wilson Observatory in 1958. He served as associate editor for the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics prior to 1966. From 1964 until 1967 he served as a councillor for the American Astronomical Society.

Deutsch is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. Its name comes from Armin Joseph Deutsch, an American astronomer and science-fiction author.