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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Hockey, Th., Trimble, V., Williams, Th.R., Bracher, K., Jarrell, R., Marché, J.D., Palmeri, J., Green, D. (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2014, LXII, 2434 p. 292 illus., 28 illus. in color. In 4 volumes, not available separately.

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  • Presents over 1800 biographical sketches on astronomers and cosmologists from antiquity to the next generation
  • Collates entries authored by 430 historians and astronomers from around the world
  • Fills gaps identified by the community, featuring Russophone astronomers and radio astronomers

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. It includes approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of 430 authors edited by an editorial board of 8 historians and astronomers. This reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. The fully corrected and updated second edition adds approximately 300 biographical sketches. Based on ongoing research and feedback from the community, the new entries will fill gaps and provide expansions. In addition, greater emphasis on Russo phone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the super luminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Hockey biographies - Russian astronomers biographies - arab astronomers biographies - biographical encyclopedia science - biographies of astronomers - biographies of cosmologists - contemporary historical scholarship - historical astronomers - history of astronomy - non-western astronomers - radio astronomer biographies

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Astrophysics and Astroparticles - History & Philosophical Foundations of Physics

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Astronomers’ biographies alphabetized from A to Z.

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