Ancient Babylonians Geometrically Traced The Path of Jupiter
For millenia upon millenia, humans knew that certain objects in the sky moved while other stars stood still. These are the objects we now know as planets. But precise calculations on their movements r...
Hiroshi Abe (astronomer)
Hiroshi Abe (安部 裕史, Abe Hiroshi, 1958 -) is a Japanese amateur astronomer affiliated with the Yatsuka Observatory. He is noted for numerous discoveries, including his 2007 discovery of the Nov...
Ancient Babylonians Geometrically Traced The Path of Jupiter
For millenia upon millenia, humans knew that certain objects in the sky moved while other stars stood still. These are the objects we now know as planets. But precise calculations on their movements r...
Marian Albertovich Kowalski
Marian Albertovich Kowalski (Russian: Мариан Альбертович Ковальский) (August 15, 1821 or October 15, 1821 – May 28, 1884 or July 9, 1884) was a Polish-Russian astronomer. Sometimes his last ...
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Carlos Torres (astronomer)
Carlos Torres is an astronomer of the University of Chile. Between 1968 and 1982, he discovered or co-discovered a number of asteroids from the University of Chile's Cerro El Roble Astronomical Statio...
Yaʿqūb ibn Ṭāriq
Yaʿqūb ibn Ṭāriq (يعقوب بن طارق; died c. 796 AD) was an 8th-century Persian astronomer and mathematician who lived in Baghdad.
Works ascribed to Yaʿqūb ibn Ṭāriq include:An astrological work calle...
Thomas Clausen (mathematician)
Thomas Clausen (January 16, 1801, Snogbæk, Sottrup Municipality, Duchy of Schleswig (now Denmark) – May 23, 1885, Derpt, Imperial Russia (now Estonia)) was a Danish mathematician and astronomer...
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Otto Schmidt
Otto Yulyevich Schmidt (Russian: Отто Юльевич Шмидт; September 30 [O.S. September 18] 1891 — September 7, 1956) was a Soviet scientist, mathematician, astronomer, geophysicist, s...
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Guillaume Bigourdan
Camille Guillaume Bigourdan (6 April 1851 – 28 February 1932) was a French astronomer.Bigourdan was born at Sistels, Tarn-et-Garonne to Pierre Bigourdan and Jeanne Carrière. In 1877 he was appointed ...
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Thierry Pauwels
Thierry Pauwels (born 1957) is a Belgian astronomer from the Royal Observatory of Belgium. Between 1996 and 2008 he discovered 96 minor planets and co-discovered 9. This makes him one of the top 100...
Jacques d'Allonville
Jacques Eugène d'Allonville de Louville was born on July 14th 1671 at the Louville Castle in Beauce France. Jacques died on September 10th 1732 at the age of 61. He was an astronomer and mathematicia...
Ronald Alexander McIntosh
Ronald Alexander McIntosh (21 January 1904–17 May 1977) was a New Zealand journalist and astronomer. He was born in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand on 21 January 1904.
Isaac Roberts
Isaac Roberts (27 January 1829 - 17 July 1904) was a Welsh engineer and business man best known for his work as an amateur astronomer, pioneering the field of astrophotography of nebulae. He was a mem...
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László Detre (astronomer)
László Detre (April 19, 1906, Szombathely – October 15, 1974, Budapest) was a Hungarian astronomer well known for his work on variable stars. He was the director for many years of the Konkoly Observat...
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Posidonius
Posidonius (Greek: Ποσειδώνιος, Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon") "of Apameia" (ὁ Ἀπαμεύς) or "of Rhodes" (ὁ Ῥόδιος) (c. 135 BCE – c. 51 BCE), was a Greek Stoic philosopher, politician, astronomer,...
Ulrika Babiaková
Ulrika Babiaková (1976 - 2002) was a Slovak astronomer from Banská Štiavnica who discovered or co-discovered twelve asteroids.
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Nevil Maskelyne
The Reverend Dr Nevil Maskelyne FRS (6 October 1732 – 9 February 1811) was the fifth English Astronomer Royal. He held the office from 1765 to 1811.
Maskelyne was born in London, the third son of ...
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Farouk El-Baz
Farouk El-Baz (Arabic: فاروق الباز‎, Egyptian Arabic: [fɑˈruːʔ elˈbæːz, fæˈruːʔ]) (born January 2, 1938) is an Egyptian American space scientist who worked with NASA to assist in the plannin...
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Priyamvada Natarajan
Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan is a professor in the departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. She is noted for her work in mapping dark matter and dark energy, particularly with her wor...
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Seleucus of Seleucia
Seleucus of Seleucia (Greek: Σέλευκος Seleukos; born c. 190 BC; fl. c. 150 BC) was a Hellenistic astronomer and philosopher. Coming from Seleucia on the Tigris, Mesopotamia, the capital of the Sel...
Atsuo Asami
Atsuo Asami (浅見 敦夫, Asami Atsuo) is a Japanese astronomer. He operates a small private observatory, Hadano Astronomical Observatory, located about 60 km southwest of Tokyo. It is mainly u...
Al-Khazini
Abu al-Fath Abd al-Rahman Mansour al-Khāzini or simply Abu al-Fath Khāzini (Arabic: أبو الفتح الخازني‎, Persian: ابولفتح خازنی‎) (flourished 1115–1130) was a Muslim astronomer of Persi...
Fernand Baldet
Fernand Baldet (16 March 1885 – 8 November 1964) was a French astronomer.He worked with Count Aymar de la Baume Pluvinel observing Mars from the newly built observatory on Pic du Midi in 1909. T...