Category Archives: Astronomer

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier

225th Anniversary: Lavoisier of Carbon, Oxygen, Silicon Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (B) 1743 Paris France (D) guillotine at the age of 50 on May 8, 1794, in Paris. (shame on them)RB He was born to a wealthy family of the nobility in … Continue reading

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei 1564, Pisa, Italy-Died: 1642, Arcetri, Italy age 78 He was an Italian astronomer, physicist, an engineer, sometimes described as a polymath. Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of … Continue reading

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler 1571-1630 age 59 He was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. He is a key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution, best known for his laws of planetary motion, and his books Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome … Continue reading

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Barnard’s star

Barnard’s star Barnard’s Star is named after the American astronomer E.E. Barnard, who in 1916 discovered the speediness Ribas mentioned. No other star moves faster across Earth’s sky than Barnard’s Star, which travels about the width of the full moon … Continue reading

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Carl Edward Sagan

Carl Edward Sagan 1934, Brooklyn, New York -1996 age 62 of pneumonia, He was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as … Continue reading

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Moses ben Maimon

Moses ben Maimon,or Maimonides 1135(Córdoba, Spain)-1204 Fustat, Egypt age 69 He was also referred to by the acronym Rambam, He was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle … Continue reading

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Thomas Harriot

Thomas Harriot 1560-1621 age 61 He was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator who made advances within the scientific field. He is sometimes credited with the introduction of the potato to the British Isles. Harriot was the first person … Continue reading

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Edwin Powell Hubble

Edwin Powell Hubble 1889 Marshfield, MO–1953, San Marino, CA age 67 was an American astronomer. He played a crucial role in establishing the fields of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology and is regarded as one of the most important astronomers … Continue reading

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt

Henrietta Swan Leavitt 1868, Lancaster, Massachusetts- 1921, Cambridge, Massachusetts), age 53 She was an American astronomer known for her discovery of the relationship between period and luminosity in Cepheid variables, pulsating stars that vary regularly in brightness in periods. She … Continue reading

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Georges Lemaître father of the Big Bang theory.

Georges Lemaître father of the Big Bang theory. (1894-1966), age 66 with Albert Einstein. Lemaître, Belgian cosmologist, Catholic priest, and t, astronomer and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven. He proposed on theoretical grounds that the universe … Continue reading

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