Famous Male Astronomers

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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 classical mechanics. Newton made seminal contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the development of calculus. Newton's Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which dominated scientists' view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. By deriving Kepler's laws of planetary motion from his mathematical description of gravity, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

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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 (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

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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 observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of science", and "the father of modern science". His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, and the observation and analysis of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1564-1642)

Birthplace: Pisa, Italy

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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