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History of Astronomy: Persons
- Catalogue of biographical links covering hundreds prominent astronomers, past and present. [Also in German]
The Bruce Medalists
- Brief biographies, photos, and links to winners of this annual award for lifetime contributions to astronomy.
Charles August Young
- Biographical details of this distinguished American astronomer. (1834-1908)
- Detailed biography including links to his full catalogue of 110 objects.
History of Astronomy
- Short biographies of several less well known British astronomers.
Holders of the Post of British Astronomer Royal
- Notable achievements and timelines of Flamsteed, Halley, Bradley, Bliss, Maskelyne, Pond, Airy, Christie, Dyson, H.S. Jones, and Wooley (covering 1675 to 1971).
Jean Houzeau in Jamaica
- Detailed biography of Belgian astronomer, Jean Charles Houzeau (1820-1888)
The Legacy of Ulugh Beg
- Article by Kevin Krisciunas, with notes and bibliography, about the grandson of Tammerlane, his observatory, and the significance of his work.
Memoirs of a Space Engineer
- Stories from Doug Rickard's memoirs and his involvement in the early exploration of space.
Robert Stawell Ball
- Wikipedia provides biographical information on this Irish astronomer, lecturer and author.
Women in Astronomy, 1880-1920
- Biographical information of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and other Harvard women. Includes photographs and links.
Women in Astronomy: A Resource Guide
- An annotated guide to the role that women have played in the history of astronomy, featuring both printed and web based materials.
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