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History of Astronomy: Persons
- Exhaustive collection of information and internet links about prominent astronomers of the present and past. Also includes a finding list of 20th-century obituary notes of astronomers. [English/German]
Hodierna's Deep Sky Observations
- Astronomer at the court of the Duke of Montechiaro, compiled a catalog of some 40 entries, including 19 real nebulous objects, found with a simple Galilean refractor of magnification 20, and printed in Palermo in 1654.
John Couch Adams
- Short biography of this British astronomer, who helped in the discovery of Neptune.
People In the History of Astronomy
- Short biographies of important astronomers, including Pythagoras, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking.
So Who Is this Challis Bloke Anyway?
- Short description of Professor James Challis, the almost-discoverer of Neptune.
The Bruce Medalists
- Brief biographies and scanned photos of 92 prize-winning astronomers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Also links to further information. By Prof. J.S. Tenn of Sonoma State University.
The Post of British Astronomer Royal, 1675 Through 1971
- History of the holders of the post of British Astronomer Royal at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. From John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley to Richard van der Riet Woolley. Covering the period from 1675 to 1971.
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