List and biographies of world's most famous astronomers.

Kids have always looked up at the sky and wondered what those glimmering lights, lighting up the night sky are? Some of these kids grow fascinated by the glimmering lights and grow up to make these lights their life’s work. We call them astronomers; people who study the stars, planets, galaxies and even the asteroids. These scientists have existed for countless years and have made a considerable impact on the world we live in; it was the Mayan astronomers who gave us the famous Mayan calendar according to which, the world would have ended on the 21st of December 2012. It was astronomers who first suggested the theory that the earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around and the earth was not the center of the universe or our galaxy, for that matter. The invaluable work that astronomers do is dedicated to better understanding the universe, of which the earth is a part. This work has, at times, incurred the wrath of the people because at one time the understanding of the science was not as explicit as it is today and neither was the awareness about it.

John DeeJohn Dee

Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss

Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble

Walter LewinWalter Lewin
William HerschelWilliam Herschel

Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
Geoffrey MarcyGeoffrey Marcy

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange

Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus of Samos

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson

Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
William Rowan HamiltonWilliam Rowan Hamilton

Clyde TombaughClyde Tombaugh

Gerolamo CardanoGerolamo Cardano

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
Giovanni Alfonso BorelliGiovanni Alfonso Borelli

Percival LowellPercival Lowell
Max TegmarkMax Tegmark

Fritz ZwickyFritz Zwicky

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