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Astronomers and Cosmologists

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  • Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900 - 1979)
    Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (née Payne; May 10, 1900 – December 7, 1979) was a British-born American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed in her 1925 doctoral thesis that stars were composed ...
  • Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868 - 1921)
    Henrietta Swan Leavitt (July 4, 1868 – December 12, 1921) was an American astronomer. A graduate of Radcliffe College, in 1893 Leavitt started working at the Harvard College Observatory as a "compute...
  • Maria Mitchell, Astronomer (1818 - 1889)
    Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer, who in 1847, by using a telescope, discovered a comet which as a result became known as the "Miss Mitchell's Comet". She wo...
  • Ernst* Julius Öpik (1893 - 1985)
    Ernst Julius Öpik (23 October 1893 – 10 September 1985) was a notable Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist, who spent the second half of his career (1948–1981) at the Armagh Observatory in Northern I...
  • S. Chandrasekhar, Nobel Prize in Physics 1983 (1910 - 1995)
    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar FRS (Tamil: சுப்பிரமணியன் சந்திரசேகர்), was an Indian American astrophysicist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A. Fowler "for his theoretical stu...

Astronomers and Cosmologists

An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who studies stars, planets, moons, comets, and galaxies, as well as many other celestial objects. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole. An astronomer researches the world beyond earth.

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