Professional and well-known scientists who have worked in the field of astronomy.
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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)
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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