Does the ambiguity of the universe excite you? Do you find yourself glued to programs that give information about the universe, solar system, comets and stars? Is sky-gazing your favourite pastime? Do you often wonder about unrevealing the complexities of the universe on your own? Are you a frequent visitor of your city’s planetarium? If your answer to all the aforementioned questions is a vibrant yes, you surely can think of becoming an astrophysicist. Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy that deals with determining or establishing the nature of heavenly bodies. Now that people are aware of the position or motion of major heavenly bodies in space, it is their nature that beckons many. America has been the address of numerous astrophysicists who have contributed highly to this branch of astronomy. To begin with, Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the biggest names when it comes to discussing American astrophysicists. He founded the department of astrophysics in the American Museum of Natural History in 1997 and has been serving as the research associate till date. Other important astrophysicists from America include, Charles Greeley Abbot, Robert Hofstadter, William Fowler and so on. Find out in details about the life and career of famous American astrophysicists.
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson

05 October 1958

Carl SaganCarl Sagan

09 November 1934

Josef Allen HynekJ. Allen Hynek

01 May 1910

Robert HofstadterRobert Hofstadter

05 February 1915

William Alfred FowlerWilliam Alfred Fowler

09 August 1911

Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss

27 May 1954

Max TegmarkMax Tegmark

05 May 1967

Michael FoaleMichael Foale

06 January 1957

Saul PerlmutterSaul Perlmutter

22 September 1959

Lyman SpitzerLyman Spitzer

26 June 1914

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Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.

29 March 1941

Alexei FilippenkoAlexei Filippenko

25 July 1958