"One who is versed in astronomy; one who has a knowledge of the laws of the heavenly orbs, or the principles by which their motions are regulated, with their various phenomena."
--Noah Webster.

An incomplete list of famous astronomers, plus some cosmologists and astrophysicists. If you have more to add, /msg me. I've marked the ones yet to be noded, a service I hope you all will quickly make redundant.

569-475 -- Pythagoras
408-355 -- Eudoxus of Cnidus
384-322 -- Aristotle (Cosmologist?)
370-300 -- Callippus of Cyzicus (Nodeshell)
276-194 -- Eratosthenes
ca. 190 -- Timocharis (Nodeshell)
190-120 -- Hipparchus
BC
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AD
87-150 -- Claudius Ptolemaeus
370(?)-414 -- Hypatia
1394-1449 -- Ulugh Beg
1423-1461 -- Georg Peurbach
1436-1476 -- Regiomontanus (AKA Johann Müller)
1473-1543 -- Copernicus
1546-1601 -- Tycho Brahe
1548-1600 -- Giordano Bruno
1564-1642 -- Galileo Galilei
1571-1630 -- Johannes Kepler
1573-1624 -- Simon Marius (Nodeshell)
1602-1652 -- John Greaves
1611-1687 -- Johannes Hevelius
1625-1712 -- Giovanni Domenico Cassini
1629-1695 -- Christiaan Huygens
1632-1723 -- Christopher Wren
1638-1675 -- James Gregory (Optics) (Nodeshell)
1642-1727 -- Isaac Newton
1644-1710 -- Ole Christensen Rømer
1646-1719 -- John Flamsteed
1656-1742 -- Edmond Halley
1677-1756 -- Jacques Cassini
1682-1744 -- John Hadley (Nodeshell)
1695-1771 -- Henri Pitot
1701-1744 -- Anders Celsius
1711-1786 -- Thomas Wright (Cosmologist)(Nodeshell)
1713-1762 -- Abbe Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
1714-1784 -- César François Cassini de Thury
1730-1817 -- Charles Messier
1736-1813 -- Joseph LaGrange
1738-1822 -- William Herschel
1746-1826 -- Giuseppe Piazzi
1748-1845 -- Jacques-Dominique Cassini
1749-1827 -- Pierre Laplace
1758-1840 -- Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers (Nodeshell)
1784-1846 -- Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
1787-1826 -- Joseph von Fraunhofer
1789-1859 -- William Cranch Bond (Nodeshell)
1789-1875 -- Heinrich Schwabe (Nodeshell)
1791-1865 -- Johann Franz Encke
1799-1880 -- William Lassell (Nodeshell)
1801-1892 -- George Biddell Airy
1811-1877 -- Urbain Le Verrier (Nodeshell)
1812-1910 -- Johann Gottfried Galle (Nodeshell)
1814-1895 -- Daniel Kirkwood (Nodeshell)
1818-1889 -- Maria Mitchell
1819-1868 -- Jean-Bernard Foucault
1819-1892 -- John Couch Adams (Nodeshell)
1819-1896 -- Hippolyte Fizeau (Nodeshell)
1821-1894 -- Hermann von Helmholtz
1822-1875 -- Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (Nodeshell)
1824-1910 -- William Huggins (Nodeshell)
1829-1907 -- Asaph Hall
1831-1879 -- James Clerk Maxwell (astrophysicist)
1835-1910 -- Giovanni Schiaparelli
1837-1882 -- Henry Draper (Nodeshell)
1848-1915 -- Margaret Huggins (Nodeshell)
1855-1916 -- Percival Lowell
1857-1923 -- Edward Emerson Barnard (Nodeshell)
1862-1932 -- Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier (Nodeshell)
1863-1941 -- Annie Jump Cannon
1865-1936 -- Johannes Franz Hartmann (Nodeshell)
1868-1921 -- Henrietta Swan Leavitt
1868-1938 -- George Ellery Hale (Nodeshell)
1873-1916 -- Karl Schwarzschild
1873-1967 -- Ejnar Hertzsprung (Nodeshell)
1875-1969 -- Vesto Slipher
1877-1957 -- Henry Norris Russell (Nodeshell)
1880-1919 -- Milan Rastislav Stefanik
1882-1945 -- Sir Arthur Eddington
1885-1972 -- Harlow Shapley
1889-1953 -- Edwin P. Hubble
1893-1960 -- Walter Baade
1895-1965 -- Bertil Lindblad (Nodeshell)
1900-1992 -- Jan Hendrik Oort
1904-1968 -- George Gamow (Cosmologist)
1905-1949 -- Karl Jansky
1905-1973 -- Gerard Peter Kuiper
1906-1997 -- Clyde Tombaugh
1908-1987 -- Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren (Nodeshell)
1910-1995 -- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Astrophysicist)
1912-1997 -- Martin Schwarzschild
1914-2006 -- James Van Allen
1915-2001 -- Fred Hoyle (Astrophysicist)
1923----- -- Patrick Moore
1926-2010 -- Allan Sandage
1930----- -- Frank Drake
1934-1996 -- Carl Sagan
1938-2010 -- Jack Horkheimer
1939----- -- Chandra Wickramasinghe (Nodeshell)
1942----- -- Stephen Hawking (Cosmologist)
1943----- -- Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Nodeshell)
1962----- -- Heidi Hammel
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Scientists > Astronomers

Astronomers On E2

This is the Astronomers Metanode, an index of writeups about astronomers (including: astronomers, astrophysicists, planetologists, etc.) on E2. This is a subnode of the top-level Scientists node, and is a collaborative effort by the usergroup E2science. To suggest additions or alterations, please /msg liveforever or E2_Science.


As*tron"o*mer (#), n. [See Astronomy.]

1.

An astrologer.

[Obs.]

Shak.

2.

One who is versed in astronomy; one who has a knowledge of the laws of the heavenly orbs, or the principles by which their motions are regulated, with their various phenomena.

An undevout astronomer is mad. Young.

 

© Webster 1913.

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