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

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

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Dr. Andrew McKellar was a Canadian astronomer. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Scottish parents, one of six children of John H. and Mary Littleson McKellar. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1930. He began graduate studies ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1910-1960)

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Profession: Astronomer

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Bruce A. McIntosh was a Canadian astrophysicist who worked at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. His main area of research was meteors and asteroids. He was awarded the Czech Academy of Science gold medal for joint research on meteors with ...more

Age: 88

Profession: Scientist, Astronomer

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Clarence Augustus Chant was a Canadian astronomer and physicist. He was born in Hagermans Corners, Ontario to Christopher Chant and Elizabeth Croft. In 1882 he attended Markham High School, where he demonstrated a mathematical ability. After graduation he attended St. Catherines Collegiate Institute ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1865-1956)

Birthplace: Hagermans Corners, Ontario, Canada

Profession: Physicist, Educator, Astronomer

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David Charbonneau is a Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. His research focuses on the development of novel techniques for the detection and characterization of planets orbiting nearby, Sun-like stars. These distant worlds are called exoplanets. As a graduate student in 1999, he used a ...more

Age: 41

Profession: Professor, Astronomer

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