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List of famous male astronomers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male astronomers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being astronomers. There are thousand of males working as astronomers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic astronomers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a astronomer then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of people like Martin Ryle and William Alfred Fowler.

While this isn't a list of all male astronomers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male astronomers?" and "Who are the best male astronomers?"
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist Philosopher, + more

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Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Professor, Screenwriter Scientist, + more

Credits: A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking's Universe, Hawking, The 11th Hour

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Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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Galileo Galilei, often known mononymously as Galileo, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1564-1642)

Birthplace: Pisa, Italy

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Astrologer Astronomer

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Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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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, New York, USA

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

Credits: Contact, Cosmos, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, The Earth Day Special

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Nicolaus Copernicus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1473-1543)

Birthplace: Europe, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship - II RP Central Europe, + more

Profession: Mathematician, Diplomat, Physician, Economist Artist, + more

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Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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Avicenna Arabic: أبو علي الحسين ابن عبد الله ابن سينا‍; c. 980 – June 1037) was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. Of the 450 works he is known to have written, around 240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy and 40 ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (980-1037)

Birthplace: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist Physician, + more

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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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: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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

Credits: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Nova ScienceNow, How Life Began, The Colbert Report

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Pythagoras is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Astronomers
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Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down centuries after he lived, so very little reliable information is known about him. He was born on the island of ...more

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Birthplace: Samos, Greece

Profession: Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer

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