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List of notable or famous astronomers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top astronomers born in Australia and even some popular astronomers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian 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 Australia is included when available.

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

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Arthur Robert Hogg was an Australian physicist and astronomer. He was born in Melbourne, Victoria, and was educated at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and at the University of Melbourne where he earned his B.Sc. in 1923 and M.S. in 1925. In 1927, he began working at the Broken Hill ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1903-1966)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Brian Paul Schmidt AC, FRS, FAA is a Distinguished Professor, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and astrophysicist at The Australian National University's Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and is known for his research in using supernovae as ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States of America

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Bryan Malcolm Gaensler is an Australian astronomer and former Young Australian of the Year, currently based at the University of Toronto. He studies magnetars, supernova remnants and magnetic fields. On 10 June 2014, it was announced that Gaensler was appointed as Director of the Dunlap Institute ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Colin Stanley Gum


Colin Stanley Gum was an Australian astronomer who catalogued emission nebulae in the southern sky at the Mount Stromlo Observatory using wide field photography. Gum published his findings in 1955 in a study entitled A study of diffuse southern H-alpha nebulae which presented a catalog, now known as ...more

Age: Died at 36 (1924-1960)