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Past observatory head removed after ‘unacceptable behavior’: report

A Netherlands university has removed a former observatory head from his post after allegations of “extremely unacceptable behavior”, according to a report.

Tim de Zeeuw, now a former astronomer with Leiden University, confirmed the removal Wednesday (Oct. 26) in a statement via a lawyer to Physics World (opens in new tab). He was also past director-general of the European Southern Observatory between 2007 and 2017, and past director of Leiden Observatory from 2003 to 2007.

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