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John Stefanos Paraskevopoulos (June 20 1889March 15 1951) was a Greek/South African astronomer. He was born in Piraeusmarker, Greecemarker and graduated from the University of Athens. He served in the Greek army during the Balkan Wars and World War I. In 1919, he went to America for two years, spending part of that time working at Yerkes Observatorymarker where he met and married Dorothy W. Block. In 1921, he returned to Athens where he became head of the Athens Observatory. He left this post due to a lack of funding and went to Arequipamarker, Perumarker to work at Boyden Station, a branch of Harvard Observatorymarker, with a view to finding a more suitable location for it. The decision was made to move Boyden Station to South Africa due to better weather conditions, and Paraskevopoulos served there as director of Boyden Observatorymarker in South Africa from 1927 to 1951. He co-discovered a couple of comets. The crater Paraskevopoulosmarker on the Moon is named after him.

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