- The Le Verrier
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier was born in 1811 at SaintLô, France. At the age of 26, he was appointed a teacher of astronomy at the Ecole Polytechnic Paris. Immediately after his appointment he began an intensive study of the motion of Mercury. He co ...
- The Halley Edmond
Edmond Halley, b. Nov. 8 Oct. 29, O.S., 1656, d. Jan. 14, 1742, was an English astronomer who discovered the proper motion of stars and the periodicity of comets. His activities also ranged from studying archaeology to serving as deputy comptroller o ...
- A Ptolemy
Ptolemy aka Claudius Ptolemaeus, Ptolomaeus, Klaudios Ptolemaios, Ptolemeus lived in Alexandria, Egypt. We know very little of Ptolemys life, including his birth and death dates. He was an astronomer, mathematician and geographer. Ptolemy created the ...
- A Bell Burnel
Susan Jocelyn Bell was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 15, 1943. Her father was an architect and an avid reader. Through his books, Jocelyn was introduced to the world of astronomy. Her family and the staff of the Armagh Observatory, which ...
- The Adams John
John Couch Adams was born in Cornwall, England in 1819 to a farming family. From a very early age he amazed everyone with his extraordinary abilities to do mathematical calculations in his head without the use of pen and paper. He was educated in mat ...
- A Famous Astronomers
We have included some profiles of famous astronomers in this library of astronomical information. Perhaps your name will be listed among these wellknown people one day.To see the profile for a specific astronomer, please click on its respective graph ...
- A Herschel Caroline
Caroline Herschel was born on March 16, 1750 in Hanover, Germany. Her father Isaac was a talented musician. Isaac Herschel encouraged all six of his children to train in mathematics, French and music. Carolines mother did not see the need for a girl ...
- The Tombaugh
Clyde Tombaugh was born in 1906 to an Illinois farm family. As a boy he developed an interest in stargazing that was encouraged by both his father and his uncle. The first telescope Clyde ever looked through belonged to his uncle. The first telescope ...
- A StarChild
Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942. At the age of 17, he enrolled at University College, Oxford. He wanted to study mathematics, but resorted to the study of physics when math was unavailable. He pursued a Ph.D. in physics ...