Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green


The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. It includes approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of 430 authors edited by an editorial board of 8 historians and astronomers. This reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. The fully corrected and updated second edition adds approximately 300 biographical sketches. Based on ongoing research and feedback from the community, the new entries will fill gaps and provide expansions. In addition, greater emphasis on Russo phone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the super luminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Hockey
    • 1
  • Virginia Trimble
    • 2
  • Thomas R. Williams
    • 3
  • Katherine Bracher
    • 4
  • Richard A. Jarrell
    • 5
  • Jordan D. MarchéII
    • 6
  • JoAnn Palmeri
    • 7
  • Daniel W. E. Green
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaIrvine School of Physical SciencesIrvineUSA
  3. 3.Rice UniversityHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Whitman CollegeWalla WallaUSA
  5. 5.York UnivesityTorontoCanada
  6. 6.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  7. 7.University of OklahomaNormanUSA
  8. 8.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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