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  • Sagan, Carl (1934-1996) (6)
    Learn about Carl Sagan, the American astronomer, educator, author, and exobiology pioneer through sites featuring biography, scientific achievements, obituary, and articles on the successful science popularizer.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Sagan__Carl__1934_1996_
  • Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642) (14)
    Learn about Galileo Galilei, the Italian physicist, astronomer, and philosopher regarded as the father of modern physics and astronomy whose achievements include improvements to the telescope, a number of breakthrough astronomical observations, and effective support for Copernicanism. Sites feature biography, his pioneering scientific contributions, the influence of his mathematics on Renaissance art, and his struggles to persuade the Church of the truth behind his discoveries about the cosmos.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Galilei__Galileo__1564_1642_
  • Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)@
    Explore sites for Christopher Wren, the English clergyman and architect who designed St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Sites feature biography, work, and his role in rebuilding the London churches after the Great Fire of London of 1666.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Masters/Wren__Sir_Christopher__1632_1723_
  • Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) (7)
    Learn about Johannes Kepler, the 16th century German Lutheran mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer best known for his laws of planetary motion which laid the foundation of Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation. Sites feature biography, scientific achievements, animated explanation of his laws, and the famous Kepler's Conjecture.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Kepler__Johannes__1571_1630_
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473-1543) (8)
    Find out about Nicolaus Copernicus, the astronomer, physician, economist, and soldier who formulated the first modern heliocentric theory of the solar system. Sites feature biography, scientific achievements, the evolution of Copernicanism, original works, and his epochal astronomy book On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Copernicus__Nicolaus__1473_1543_
  • Mitchell, Maria (1818-1889) (4)
    Learn about Maria Mitchell, the American astronomer first to discover a comet with the use of a telescope and was the first woman admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the American Philosophical Society. Sites feature biography, scientific achievements, and the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Mitchell__Maria__1818_1889_
  • Ptolemy, Claudius (c 87-150) (3)
    Find out about Claudius Ptolemy, the Greek mathematician, geographer, astronomer, and astrologer who wrote several scientific treatises including Almagest - the astronomical treatise, Geography, and Tetrabiblos ? the astrology treatise. Sites feature biography, historical background, and explanation and significance of his work.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Ptolemy__Claudius__c_87_150_
  • Moore, Patrick (3)
    Find sites for Sir Patrick Moore, the English amateur astronomer and the presenter of the popular BBC series The Sky at Nigth. Sites offer biography, music accoplishments, and interview of the eccentric moon-mapper and xylophonist.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Moore__Patrick
  • Halley, Edmond (1656-1742) (7)
    Discover sites about Edmond Halley, the English astronomer who calculated the orbit of the comet named after him. Sites provide biography, discoveries, quotations, images, articles, and refernces about the astronomer, geophysicist, and mathematician who also discovered the proper motion of fixed stars.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Halley__Edmond__1656_1742_
  • Banneker, Benjamin (1731-1806) (5)
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Banneker__Benjamin__1731_1806_
  • Hubble, Edwin Powell (1889-1953) (5)
    Explore the skies with Edwin Powell Hubble, the American astronomer who discovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way as well as the cosmological redshift. Sites feature biographical profile, works, and articles about the man who is considered the father of observational cosmology.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Hubble__Edwin_Powell__1889_1953_
  • Brahe, Tycho (1546-1601) (4)
    Explore the theories of Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist who worked to combine the geometrical benefits of the Copernican system with the philosophical benefits of the Ptolemaic system into his own model of the universe, the Tychonic system. Sites feature biography, scientific achievements, patronage, lecture notes, and portraits.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Brahe__Tycho__1546_1601_
  • Herschel, Sir William Frederick (1738-1822) (4)
    Find out about Sir Frederick William Herschel, the British astronomer and composer known for his discovery of the planet Uranus. Sites feature biography and scientific works of the genius who discovered infrared radiation, two satellites of Saturn and Uranus, the movement of our solar system through space, and also coined the term asteroid.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Herschel__Sir_William_Frederick__1738_1822_
  • Web Directory: Star*s Family - StarHeads
    Database of individual web pages essentially of astronomers and related space scientists.
    cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/~heck/sfheads.htm
  • Ulugh Beg, Mohammed Targai (1393-1449) (3)
    Explore the sites about Mohammed Targai Ulugh Beg, the 15th century Mongolian king who was also an astronomer and mathematician. Sites feature biography, accomplishments, theories, and writings, of the observational astronomer and grandson of Tamerlane, known for his work in spherical geometry.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Ulugh_Beg__Mohammed_Targai__1393_1449_
  • Eratosthenes of Cyrene@
    Discover the high skies with Eratosthenes, the ancient Greek mathematician, astronomer, and geographer who devised a system of latitude and longitude. Sites feature life overview, significant contributions, original experiment, as well as projects based on the theories postulated by the first astronomer to have calculated the circumference of the Earth.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Mathematicians/Eratosthenes_of_Cyrene
  • Brown, Mike
    Home page for astronomer Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. Find details about his research on dwarf planets, plus updates and schedule of appearances.
    www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown
  • Hall of Astronomers
    Provides information and pictures of important astronomers, astrophysicists, and mathematicians.
    www.AllAboutSpace.com/subjects/astronomy/glossary/Astronomers.shtml
  • Tombaugh, Clyde (1906-1997) (3)
    Discover the adventures of Clyde W. Tombaugh, the American astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto in 1930. Sites offer profile, biography, interview, photographs, and tribute to the astronomer who also discovered asteroids of which one of them is named 1604 Tombaugh.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Tombaugh__Clyde__1906_1997_
  • Hariot, Thomas (1560-1621) (1)
    Learn about Thomas Hariot, the Enflish astronomer, mathematician, and ethnographer to whom the theory of refraction is attributed. Sites provide biogrpahy, works, reports, and Hariot's drawings of his telescopic observations of the moon made in 1609 and 1610.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Astronomers/Hariot__Thomas__1560_1621_
 


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