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This paper describes the different types of published sources for biographical data from the history of astronomy - well known ones like encyclopaedias, biographical dictionaries, and obituaries, as well as less known ones like membership directories of societies, annual reports, and lists of solar-system nomenclature. Also online sources such as web pages and databases are considered. Existing bio-bibliographies are discussed and a new “Biographical Index of Astronomy” (BIA) is introduced. It lists biographical and bio-bibliographical sources for more than 16,000 persons.


Biographical Information Biographical Data Amateur Astronomer Astronomical Journal Modern Astronomy 
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