Astronomers in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 222 of 222

  • 1918-11-19 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Utrecht the Netherlands, Dutch astronomer who correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space
  • 1921-04-29 Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
  • 1923-03-04 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-04-25 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer
  • 1924-05-11 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • 1924-11-12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France
  • 1925-06-07 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)
  • 1928-04-20 Gerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (d. 2003)
  • 1928-07-23 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1929-10-07 Harold Zirin, astronomer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1929-12-28 Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
  • 1934-11-09 Carl Sagan, astronomer, author, professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-04-05 Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
  • 1936-01-10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • 1939-01-20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • 1941-05-18 M S Longair, astronomer
  • 1943-07-15 Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
  • 1948-02-20 A C Fabian, astronomer
  • 1948-04-02 Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
  • 1958-03-07 Alan Hale, American astronomer (Comet Hale–Bopp), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1960-10-28 Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times
  • 1973-07-26 Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 212 of 212

  • 2002-09-05 David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)
  • 2004-05-26 Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-08-30 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (b. 1906)
  • 2007-04-16 Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
  • 2010-10-01 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85
  • 2010-11-13 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • 2010-11-18 Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)
  • 2011-03-04 Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
  • 2012-01-03 Harold Zirin, American astronomer, dies at 82
  • 2012-08-06 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98
  • 2012-12-09 Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89
  • 2016-12-24 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, dies at 88