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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 PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for ...more

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

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

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

Age: Died at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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

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

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