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List of notable or famous astronomers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top astronomers born in the United States and even some popular astronomers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American astronomers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astronomers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astronomer from the United States is included when available.

People here include everything from Samuel Pierpont Langley to Benjamin Banneker.

This historic astronomers from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American astronomers of note?" and "Who are the most famous astronomers from the United States?" These prominent astronomers of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American astronomers.

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Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Astronomers from the United States
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Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright. ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Physicist, Novelist, Scientist, Author, Writer, + more

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Astronomers from the United States
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Astrophysicist, Author, Actor, Television Editor, Writer, + more

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Edwin Hubble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Astronomers from the United States
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Edwin Powell Hubble was an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century. Hubble is known for showing that the recessional velocity of a galaxy ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1889-1953)

Birthplace: Marshfield, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Physicist, Astronomer

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#96 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Astronomers from the United States
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Henrietta Swan Leavitt was an American astronomer who discovered the relation between the luminosity and the period of Cepheid variable stars. A graduate of Radcliffe College, Leavitt started working at the Harvard College Observatory as a "computer" in 1893, examining photographic plates in order ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1868-1921)

Birthplace: Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Human computer, Astronomer

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