ASTRONOMERS

Astronomers have contributed greatly to our understanding of physics and motion. In this section you can learn all about famous astronomers and what each of them has contributed to our understanding of space.
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Newcomb, Simon

Newcomb, Simon (1835-1909), a United States astronomer. He calculated the movements of the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune more precisely than had been achieved previously.

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  • 10 Cool Things About Carl Sagan

    10 Cool Things About Carl Sagan

    He is famous for a phrase he never said, for wearing turtlenecks and for hosting the original 'Cosmos' TV series. As enthusiastic about the stars as he was about marijuana, Carl Sagan led a very surprising life. Here are 10 cool facts. See more »

  • 10 Cool Things About Neil deGrasse Tyson

    10 Cool Things About Neil deGrasse Tyson

    He starred with Superman, drove the getaway car at Pluto's demise and was voted sexiest astrophysicist by People magazine. Is there anything Neil deGrasse Tyson can't do? See more »

  • Are all great scientific thinkers atheist?

    Are all great scientific thinkers atheist?

    Is this famous primatologist atheist, agnostic or theistic? Find out as we bravely explore whether science and religion must always collide. See more »

  • Leavitt, Henrietta Swan

    Leavitt, Henrietta Swan

    Leavitt, Henrietta Swan (1868-1921) was an American astronomer whose work revolutionized human understanding of the relative brightness and variability of stars. See more »

  • Abbot, Charles Greeley

    Abbot, Charles Greeley

    Abbot, Charles Greeley (1872-1973), a United States astrophysicist and authority on solar radiation. See more »

  • Adams, John Couch

    Adams, John Couch

    Adams, John Couch (1819-1892), a British astronomer, one of the discoverers of the planet Neptune. See more »

  • Airy, Sir George Biddell

    Airy, Sir George Biddell

    Airy, Sir George Biddell (1801-1892), a British astronomer. Airy was astronomer royal from 1835 to 1881. See more »

  • Antony Hewish

    Antony Hewish

    Hewish, Antony (1924-) is a British astronomer and astrophysicist, a scientist who studies the physical nature, origin, and development of the solar system, galaxies, and the universe. See more »

  • Barnard, Edward Emerson

    Barnard, Edward Emerson

    Barnard, Edward Emerson (1857-1923), a United States astronomer. He discovered 16 comets, Jupiter's fifth satellite, and many dark nebulae. See more »

  • Bond (family)

    Bond (family)

    Bond, the family name of two United States astronomers, father and son. They were pioneers in the use of photography in astronomy. See more »

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