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Charles Kowal

  1. Leda was discovered by Charles Kowal in 1974.
  2. It was discovered in 1977 by Charles Kowal, an American astronomer, at the Palomar Observatory in southern California.
  3. Discovered by Charles Kowal in 1977 and named for the mythical centaur noted for healing and teaching.

Scott Sheppard

  1. The discovery-team leaders, Scott Sheppard and Dr. David Jewitt of the University of Hawaii, also discovered 11 other small satellites of Jupiter in 2000.


  1. Asteroids are awarded with an official number once their orbits are confirmed.
  2. Asteroids are given names that honor not the discoverer, but instead another deserving person.
  3. Asteroids are known by name and a sequential number indicating the order of their discovery.
  4. Asteroids are categorised by their position in the solar system.
  5. Asteroids are commonly classified according to two criteria: the characteristics of their orbits, and features of their reflectance spectrum.

John Tebbutt

  1. John Tebbutt was a pioneer in the field of astronomy and lived his whole life in the Hawkesbury district.
  2. John Tebbutt was born on the 25th May 1834 Windsor NSW, the son of John Tebbutt and Virginia nee Saunders.
  3. John Tebbutt was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in London in 1873 for his contribution to astronomy.
  4. John Tebbutt was highly regarded overseas and his observations assisted in advancing astronomy in Australia and also internationally.

Adriaan Van Maanen

  1. Adriaan van Maanen was the first to use the reflecting telescope for parallaxes, making use of both the 60-inch and 100-inch Mt.
  2. Adriaan van Maanen was also providing evidence to Shapley's argument.

Aleksander Wolszczan

  1. The first ever detected extrasolar planets were found orbiting a millisecond pulsar in 1990, by Aleksander Wolszczan.
  2. In 1992, Aleksander Wolszczan used this method to discover planets around the pulsar PSR 1257+12. Wolszczan's discovery was quickly confirmed.
  3. The first confirmed detections were finally made in the 1990s when the planet orbiting 51 Pegasi was discovered in 1995 by astronomer Aleksander Wolszczan.

Audouin Dollfus

  1. Janus is a moon of Saturn discovered by the French astronomer Audouin Dollfus in 1966.
  2. It was seen in 1992 by veteran lunar observer Audouin Dollfus of the Observatoire de Paris using the one metre (39 inch) Meudon reflecting telescope.
  3. Audouin Dollfus of the Observatoire de Paris observed a series of glows on the floor of Langrenus crater using the one-meter telescope on December 30, 1992.

George Ellery Hale

  1. A modern understanding of sunspots starts with George Ellery Hale, in which magnetic fields and sunspots are linked.
  2. Astronomer George Ellery Hale played an important role in Caltech's early development, helping to mold the school into a major scientific institution.
  3. August 1889 - George Ellery Hale, at age 21, conceives the idea for the spectroheliograph.

Henry Draper

  1. The first spectrogram (photo of a spectrum) of a star, Vega (Alpha Lyrae), was obtained in 1872 by American amateur Henry Draper (1837-82).
  2. This sytem is named for the astronomer Henry Draper, but was cataloged by Annie J. Cannon (225,300 stars), and later extended by Margaret W. Mayall.
  3. Pickering made the Henry Draper a long term project to obtain the optical spectra of as many stars as possible, also to index and classify stars by spectra.

John Paul Wild

  1. John Paul Wild (born May 17, 1923) of Australia, specialized in radio astronomy.
  2. His name was John Paul Wild and he was sitting in a cow paddock just outside Dapto.
  3. John Paul Wild, who has died a week short of his 85th birthday, was born in Sheffield, England.


  1. Ahmad ibn 'Abdallah Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi was a Persian astronomer and mathematician from Merv in Khorasan, Persia.
  2. Nairizi used the so-called umbra (versa), the equivalent to the tangent, as a genuine trigonometric line (but he was anticipated in this by al-Marwazi).
  3. He also used al-Marwazi 's idea of Tangents ("shadows") to develop equations for calculating tangents and cotangents, compiling tables of them.

Alexis Bouvard

  1. In 1820, French astronomer Alexis Bouvard began making tables predicting the movements of Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus.
  2. Cette comète a été découverte en 1772, puis une seconde fois par Jean-Louis Pons, Alexis Bouvard, et Huth, en 1805.
  3. Alexis Bouvard - Wikipedia, den fria encyklopedin Alexis Bouvard, f--dd 1767, d--d 1843, fransk astronom.

Annibale De Gasparis

  1. The crater is named after the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis (1819-1892, director of the observatory in Naples, Italy and discoverer of 9 asteroids.
  2. Annibale de Gasparis (1819 –1892) was an Italian astronomer.
  3. Themis is a large Main belt asteroid which was discovered in 1853 by Annibale de Gasparis.

Barnaba Oriani

  1. Barnaba Oriani ( 1752 - 1832) was a significant Italian astronomer.
  2. Barnaba Oriani ( July 17, 1752 - November 12, 1832) was an Italian geodesist, astronomer and scientist.
  3. On January 24 1801, Piazzi announced his discovery in letters to fellow astronomers, among them his fellow countryman, Barnaba Oriani of Milan.

Brett Gladman

  1. Canadian astronomers Brett Gladman and J.J. Kavelaars have discovered almost half of the known satellites of Saturn.
  2. The current team of jovian searchers consists of UBC astronomers Brett Gladman and Lynne Allen, and JJ Kavelaars of the National Research Council of Canada.
  3. It was discovered by the team of Brett Gladman, John-J--Kavelaars, et al.

Chandra Wickramasinghe

  1. Chandra Wickramasinghe is acknowledged as being one of the world---s leading experts on interstellar material and the origins of life.
  2. Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe was born in Sri Lanka and was educated at Royal College, Colombo and later at the University of Ceylon.
  3. Astronomer Chandra Wickramasinghe is studying the cells with microbiologists at Cardiff University.

Cuno Hoffmeister

  1. Cuno Hoffmeister founded the Sonneberg Observatory and discovered approximately 10.000 variable stars and several asteroids.
  2. From 1945, she worked closely with professor Cuno Hoffmeister as an assistant astronomer at the Sonneberg Observatory.
  3. Dal 1945, lavor-- fianco a fianco con il professor Cuno Hoffmeister come assistente astronomo all'Osservatorio Sonneberg.

Edwin Holmes

  1. Amateur astronomer Edwin Holmes, who was looking at the Andromeda galaxy at the time, discovered Comet Holmes in 1892.
  2. The comet was also in a major eruption 115 years ago, in November 1892, when English amateur Edwin Holmes was the first to spot it.
  3. C'est en observant M31 que cette comète fut découverte par l'astronome amateur Edwin Holmes en 1892 à Londres (Angleterre).

George Phillips Bond

  1. It was discovered in 1848 independently by the American astronomer George Phillips Bond and the English astronomer William Lassell.
  2. Also George Phillips Bond (director from 1859-1865) published this observation (among others by Coolidge and Safford) in AN #1453 (1863). NGC 6643 (No.
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James Challis

  1. Short description of Professor James Challis, the almost-discoverer of Neptune.
  2. James Challis ( December 12, 1803 --- December 3, 1882) was an English clergyman, physicist and astronomer.
  3. In September 1845 Adams gave accurate information on the position of the new planet to James Challis, director of the Cambridge Observatory.

James Gunn

  1. The most distant quasar now surpasses a quasar discovered in 1991 at a redshift of 4.89 by astronomers Donald Schneider, Maarten Schmidt and James Gunn.
  2. For the science fiction writer, see James Gunn (author).
  3. Go to this page to read about CSSF Director James Gunn.

Johann Georg Palitzsch

  1. In 1758, Christmas day was celebrated with a recorded sighting of Halley's Comet by Johann Georg Palitzsch.
  2. Although it was spotted on 25 December 1858 by Johann Georg Palitzsch, Messier was the first person in France to find Halley's Comet.
  3. Comet Halley was finally discovered by the German amateur astronomer Johann Georg Palitzsch (1723-1788) in the Chrismas night (December 25-26) of 1758.

Kaoru Ikeya

  1. Kaoru Ikeya, a Japanese observer, had spotted the same comet about one and a half hours before Zhang, according to the IAU.
  2. Kaoru Ikeya discovered 5 comets in the 1960s, including the spectacular sungrazer Ikeya-Seki (1965 S1).
  3. Kaoru Ikeya of Japan and Daqing Zhang from China first sighted the comet in the constellation Cetus, the Whale, on Feb.

Karl Schwarzschild

  1. Karl Schwarzschild ( October 9, 1873 - May 11, 1916) was a noted German physicist and astronomer.
  2. He has studied galaxies with the Schmidt telescope at the Karl Schwarzschild Observatory in Tautenburg, Germany.
  3. Study of Karl Schwarzschild's spacetime metric.

Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina

  1. A minor planet 3508 Pasternak, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina in 1980 is named after him.
  2. A minor planet 3437 Kapitsa discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina in 1982 is named after him.
  3. A minor planet 3469 Bulgakov discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina in 1982 is named after him.

Vincenzo Cerulli

  1. Zusammen mit Vincenzo Cerulli stellte er einen Sternenkatalog zusammen.
  2. Vincenzo Cerulli ( April 20 1859 – May 30 1927) was an Italian astronomer who owned a private observatory in Teramo.
  3. Vincenzo Cerulli (Teramo,-- 20 aprile -- 1859 ----- Merate,-- 31 maggio -- 1927) -- stato un astronomo e matematico italiano.


  1. We do know a little about al-Mahani's work in astronomy from Ibn Yunus's astronomical handbook al-Zij al-Hakimi al-kabir.
  2. That problem led to a cubic equation, x-- + c--b = cx--, which Muslim writers called al-Mahani's equation.
  3. B A Rosenfeld, 'Geometric trigonometry' in treatises of al-Khwarizmi, al-Mahani and ibn al-Haytham, in Vestigia mathematica (Amsterdam, 1993), 305-308.


  1. Al-Samawal, nearly 200 years later, was an important member of al-Karaji's school.
  2. But again, these methods were also present in the work of mathematicians of Karaji's school, in particular al-Samawal.
  3. S Al-Samawal (1130, Baghdad, Iraq - 1180, Maragha, Iran) Mathematician who was able to extend the arithmetic operations to handle polynomials.

Alexandre Schaumasse

  1. Named after Alexandre Schaumasse (1882 - 1958), a French astronomer, who discovered the comet on December 1, 1911.
  2. Alexandre Schaumasse ( 1882 – 1958) was a French astronomer.
  3. Les prévisions établies par G. Fayet permirent à H. Knox Shaw et Alexandre Schaumasse de la retrouver en 1911.

Alfred Fowler

  1. Astrophysicist Alfred Fowler identified the bands in the spectra of stars, and found that sunspots are actually cooler than their surroundings.
  2. He should not be confused with the British astronomer Alfred Fowler.
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Allan Sandage

  1. The first quasar was discovered by Allan Sandage and Thomas Matthews, an optical and a radio astronomer working in collaboration, in 1963.
  2. A photo of Dr. Allan Sandage in front of the Mt.
  3. In the early 1950s, astronomer Allan Sandage inherited from Edwin Hubble the task of determining whether expansion was real.

Alvan Graham Clark

  1. Alvan Graham Clark is also remembered particularly for his discovery of the (white dwarf) companion of Sirius in 1862.
  2. One of Clark's sons, Alvan Graham Clark, discovered the dim companion of Sirius.
  3. In 1862 Alvan Graham Clark discovered the companion, which is called Sirius B, or affectionately "the Pup".

Arne Henden

  1. In a paper by Arne Henden (Henden 2003), a good presentation is given on the history and development infrared filters.
  2. Since none of the Landolt stars go through my zenith I also depend on Arne Henden's set of sequences (constructed mostly for the AAVSO, I suspect).
  3. Figure x. Equation-based V-magnitude versus true V-magnitude for 35 Landolt and Arne Henden stars.

Arno Arthur Wachmann

  1. German astronomers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann first discovered the SW 3 comet in 1930 while hunting for asteroids.
  2. Cette com-te fut d-couverte par Arnold Schwassmann et Arno Arthur Wachmann en 1927 sur des plaques photographiques.
  3. Cette comète fut découverte par Arnold Schwassmann et Arno Arthur Wachmann en 1927 sur des plaques photographiques.

Bertil Lindblad

  1. Astronomer Bertil Lindblad theorized the rotation of the galaxy and the existence of spiral arms, later confirmed by Jan Hendrik Oort.
  2. Denna Harley Davidson Typ WJ fr--n 1921 k--ptes 1951 av Bertil Lindblad som renoverat den till detta fina skick.
  3. Last check: 2007-10-15) Du kan ocks-- s--ka efter Bertil Lindblad i andra artiklar p-- svenska wikipedia.

Charles Dillon Perrine

  1. This telescope was used by Charles Dillon Perrine to discover two moons of Jupiter.
  2. He died in C-rdoba and was succeeded as director of the observatory by Charles Dillon Perrine.
  3. La com-te a -t- red-couverte par Charles Dillon Perrine en 1899 - la magnitude 14-15, et fut revue en 1906 par Wolf, aussi faiblement qu'en 1899.

Chushiro Hayashi

  1. Astrophysicist Chushiro Hayashi studied under Hideki Yukawa, and developed theories to explain several types of astronomical phenomena.
  2. The track is named after Chushiro Hayashi.
  3. Born in Kyoto, Chushiro Hayashi earned his B.S. in physics at the University of Tokyo in 1942.

David Rabinowitz

  1. Planet Xena is an orb circling the sun that was first discovered by astronomers Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David Rabinowitz in 2003.
  2. At Palomar, with the digital camera, Brown and his team, including Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz, began finding big things.
  3. The object's discovery was officially announced on July 29, 2005, by the scientists who found it (Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David Rabinowitz).

David Stevenson

  1. The possibility of ocean planets is not exactly new; they were first proposed by David Stevenson of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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Earl Slipher

  1. In the 1960’s most scientists thought there were no canals on Mars, however there were a few exceptions, such as Earl Slipher.
  2. He was the brother of Earl Slipher, who also worked at the Lowell Observatory.
  3. Earl Slipher photographs Mars in opposition and reports in 1940 that there are many canals.

Edward Charles Pickering

  1. The American astronomer Edward Charles Pickering (1846-1919) was a pioneer in the fields of stellar spectroscopy and photometry.
  2. After the debate, however, he was hired to replace the recently deceased Edward Charles Pickering as director of the Harvard College Observatory.
  3. Pickering crater on the Moon is jointly named after him and his brother Edward Charles Pickering.

Geoffrey Marcy

  1. GEOFFREY MARCY: Indeed the real golden question, of course, is whether or not there's life elsewhere in the universe.
  2. Debra Fischer is an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, where she works to assist Geoffrey Marcy looking for extrasolar planets.
  3. Professor Geoffrey Marcy the prestigious Henry Draper Medal on April 30 during the academy's 138th meeting.

Harold Alden

  1. There he assisted Samuel Alfred Mitchell with his extensive stellar parallax program and Harold Alden with the lengthy Boss star project.
  2. In addition to assisting with the parallax program, van de Kamp assisted Harold Alden with the lengthy Boss star project.
  3. It served as the observatory director’s home for decades and is named for the third director, Harold Alden.

Harold Reitsema

  1. Harold Reitsema is now usually credited with the discovery of Larissa by ground-based stellar occultation observations.
  2. It was discovered by Harold Reitsema based on ground-based stellar occultation observations, and was photographed by Voyager 2 in 1989.
  3. In 1985 Harold Reitsema coined the term falsi colori (Italian slang for "false color") for describing the color display of digital images.

Ingrid Van Houten-Groeneveld

  1. Most of his later asteroid discoveries were made jointly with the husband and wife team of Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld.
  2. Gehrels shipped the plates from his survey to astronomers Kees van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld at the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands.
  3. Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (f--dt Groeneveld) er en nederlandsk astronom.

Issei Yamamoto

  1. Dr. Issei YAMAMOTO obtained the related meteor's photo as the first meteor photo in Japan in 1927.
  2. In 1920, a professor at Kyoto University, Issei Yamamoto, began what was called the "Tenmon Doukoukai" (simply translated as Astronomy Association).
  3. Issei Yamamoto (山本一清) ( 1889 – 1959) was a Japanese astronomer.

Jakob Bartsch

  1. The constellation originated with the German astronomer Jakob Bartsch who created it during the seventeenth century.
  2. Jakob Bartsch records the constellation Camelopardalis around north star.
  3. Camelopardalis has no mythology associated with its stars, as it is a modern constellation, first recorded by Jakob Bartsch.

James Pollack

  1. James Pollack and Carl Sagan might be described as moderate homocentrists.
  2. Derkach consulted with Mars atmosphere expert James Pollack on how winds might sound in the cold, thin air of Mars.
  3. Shopping is the best place to comparison shop for The Golden Egg: - James Pollack Book.

Jean Meeus

  1. Jean Meeus (born 1928) is a Belgian astronomer specializing in celestial mechanics.
  2. The following diagram is Figure 1a from Jean Meeus's book Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, published in 1997 by Willmann-Bell.
  3. Jean Meeus studied mathematics at the University of Leuven in Belgium, where he received the Degree of Licentiate in 1953 .

Johann Von Lamont

  1. Johann von Lamont ( December 13, 1805 – August 6, 1879) was a Scottish - German astronomer and physicist.
  2. JOHANN VON LAMONT (1805-1879), Scottish-German astronomer and magnetician, was born at Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on the 13th of December 1805.
  3. Wolf also correlated this solar cycle with the observations of the Earth’s magnetism made by Johann von Lamont.

Kazuo Watanabe

  1. He is also the co-discoverer of asteroid #7530, with Kazuo Watanabe.
  2. Wsp--lnie z Kazuo Watanabe odkry-- 571 planetoid a samodzielnie 11.
  3. Kazuo Watanabe (------------, born May 1, 1955) is an amateur Japanese astronomer.

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