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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.
Anders Celsius Anders Celsius

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, ...

Archimedes Archimedes

Archimedes of Syracuse was an outstanding ancient ...

Arthur Eddington Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington was an eminent scientist who is ...

Aryabhata Aryabhata

Aryabhata was an acclaimed ...

Avicenna Avicenna

Avicenna was the most influential and renowned ...

Carl Sagan Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was a multifaceted scientist who left ...

Caroline Herschel Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel was a German-British astronomer ...

Charles Messier Charles Messier

In the eighteenth century, when the astronomers ...

Christiaan Huygens Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens played an essential role in ...

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy was an influential ...

Edmond Halley Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley, a brilliant British astronomer is ...

Edwin Powell Hubble Edwin Powell Hubble

"I knew that even if I were second or third rate, ...

Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei

Often remembered as the Father of Modern ...

Josef Allen Hynek J. Allen Hynek

Dr. Josef Allen Hynek was an American astronomer ...

Johann Heinrich Lambert Johann Heinrich Lambert

Johann Heinrich Lambert was a man with a vision. ...

Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler was a famous German mathematician ...

Joseph Louis Lagrange Joseph Louis Lagrange

Joseph Louis Lagrange, originally considered a ...

Maria Mitchell Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell was a 19th century American ...

Muḥammad ibn MÅ«sÄ al-KhwÄrizmÄ« Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-...

Al-Khwarizmi was a Persian mathematician, ...

Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus

Most popularly known by his surname, Nicolaus ...

Otto Wilhelm von Struve Otto Wilhelm von Struve

Otto Wilhelm von Struve was a 19th century ...

Pierre-Simon Laplace Pierre-Simon Laplace

Pierre-Simon Laplace was a French mathematician ...

Robert Hooke Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society) ...

Sir William Rowan Hamilton Sir William Rowan Hamilto...

One of the most significant Irish scientists, ...

Tycho Brahe Tycho Brahe

A Danish nobleman, Tycho Brahe made important ...

Willebrord Snell Willebrord Snell

Willebrord van Royen Snell was a prominent ...

William Gilbert William Gilbert

William Gilbert, also known as ‘Gilberd’, was ...