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1 Albert Einstein (Germany) March 14 1879- April 18 1955 42876
2 Stephen Hawking (UK, 1942 – ) 32897
3 Isaac Newton (UK, 1643 – 1727) 32546
4 Galileo Galilei (Italy, 1564 – 1642) 22868
5 Nicolaus Copernicus (<!-- no claim, see article -->1473 – 1543) 13627
6 Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962), (physicist) 9564
7 Pythagoras of Samos, circa 580 BC – 500 BC) 8560
8 Johannes Kepler (Germany, 1571 – 1630) 5772
9 Ptolemy of Alexandria (Roman Egypt, circa 85 – 165) 5699
10 Brian May (UK, 1947 – ) astronomer and musician 4957
11 Carl Friedrich Gauss (Germany, 1777 – 1855) 4697
12 James Clerk Maxwell (United Kingdom, 1831 – 1879), (physicist) 4274
13 Tycho Brahe (Denmark, 1546 – 1601) 3563
14 Eratosthenes (Alexandria, 276 BC – 194 BC) 2720
15 Aryabhata (India, 476) 2683
16 Edwin Powell Hubble (USA, 1889 – 1953) 2095
17 Pierre-Simon Laplace (France, 1749 – 1827) 1644
18 Neil deGrasse Tyson (USA, 1958 – ) 1597
19 Roger Penrose (UK, 1931 – ) 1411
20 Benjamin Banneker (USA, 1731 – 1806) 1407
21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (India, USA, 1910 – 1995) 1391
22 Christiaan Huygens (Netherlands, 1629 – 1695) 1307
23 Patrick Moore (UK, 1923 – ) 1302
24 Joseph-Louis Lagrange (France, 1736 – 1813) 1300
25 Freeman Dyson (1923 – ), (physicist) 1164
26 Abdus Salam (1926-1996), (physicist) 1143
27 Phil Plait (USA) 1073
28 George Smoot (USA, 1945 –) 1052
29 Edmond Halley (England, 1656 – 1742) 1016
30 Svante Arrhenius (Sweden, 1859 – 1927) 982
31 Hipparchus (Nicaea, circa 190 BC – 120 BC) 903
32 Aristarchus of Samos (Greek, circa 310 BC – circa 230 BC) 890
33 Thomas Young (United Kingdom, 1773 – 1829), (physicist) 807
34 Hans Bethe (1906 – 2005), (physicist) 759
35 Fred Hoyle (UK, 1915 – 2001) 654
36 John Archibald Wheeler (USA, 1911 – ) 642
37 Arthur Eddington, (England), (1882 – 1944) 625
38 John Herschel (UK, 1792 – 1871) 602
39 Eudoxus (Cnidus, circa 408 BC – circa 347 BC) 571
40 Anders Celsius, (1701 – 1744) 560
41 George Gamow (Russia, USA, 1904 – 1968) 525
42 Amy Mainzer (USA) 479
43 Shen Kuo, China, 1031 – 1035 451
44 Jocelyn Bell Burnell (UK, 1943 – ) 422
45 Will Hay (UK, 1888 - 1949) 417
46 Clyde W. Tombaugh (USA, 1906 – 1997) 394
47 John C. Mather (USA, 1946 – ) 385
48 Samuel Pierpont Langley (USA, 1834 – 1906) 383
49 Percival Lowell (USA, 1855 – 1916) 373
50 Josef Allen Hynek (USA, 1910 – 1986) 348
51 Jayant Narlikar (India, 1938 – ) 338
52 Zhang Heng (China, 78 – 139) 334
53 Johann Heinrich Lambert (France, Germany, 1728 – 1777) 332
54 Eugene Merle Shoemaker (USA, 1928 – 1997) 320
55 Giovanni Domenico Cassini a.k.a. Jean-Dominique Cassini (France, 1625 – 1712) 315
56 Antony Hewish (UK, 1924 – ) 311
57 Frank Drake (USA, 1930 – ) 305
58 George Biddell Airy, (England, 1801 – 1892) 297
59 Matthew Fontaine Maury USA (Jan.14,1806 – Feb.1, 1873) 294
60 Robert Wilson (USA, 1936 – ) 290
61 Maria Mitchell (USA, 1818 – 1889) 285
62 Charles Messier (France, 1730 – 1817) 263
63 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (Germany, 1784 – 1846) 263
64 Riccardo Giacconi (Italy, 1931 – ) 262
65 Simon Newcomb (USA, 1835 – 1909) 248
66 Michel Mayor (Switzerland, 1942 – ) 235
67 Fritz Zwicky (Switzerland, USA, 1898 – 1974) 231
68 Martin Ryle (UK, 1918 – 1984) 227
69 Ulugh Beg (Persia, 1394 – 1449) 225
70 Michael (Mike) E. Brown (USA, 1965 – ) 223
71 Adolphe Quetelet (Belgium, 1796 – 1874) 221
72 Su Song (China, 1020 – 1101) 219
73 James Van Allen (USA, 1914 – 2006) 212
74 Charles Mason (UK, USA, 1730 – 1787) 210
75 William Alfred Fowler (USA, 1911 – 1995) 209
76 Joseph von Fraunhofer (Germany, 1787 – 1826) 199
77 Thomas William Webb (UK, 1807 – 1885) 198
78 Harlow Shapley (USA, 1885 – 1972) 198
79 John Couch Adams (UK, 1819 – 1892) 195
80 Thomas Gold (USA, 1920 – 2004) 194
81 George Ellery Hale (USA, 1868 – 1938) 185
82 Caroline Herschel (UK, 1750 – 1848) 185
83 Vera Rubin (USA, 1928 – ) 180
84 Henrietta Swan Leavitt (USA, 1868 – 1921) 179
85 Karl Schwarzschild (Germany, 1873 – 1916) 179
86 Johannes Hevelius (<!-- no claim, see article -->1611 – 1687) 178
87 Urbain Le Verrier (France, 1811 – 1877) 176
88 Takao Kobayashi (Japan, 1961 –) 174
89 Annie Jump Cannon (USA, 1863 – 1941) 170
90 Russell Alan Hulse (USA, 1950 – ) 168
91 David Rittenhouse (USA, 1732 – 1796) 167
92 Pierre Louis Maupertuis (France, 1698 – 1759) 164
93 Antonio de Ulloa (Spain), (1716-1795) 157
94 Gerard Kuiper (Netherlands, USA, 1905 – 1973) 155
95 John Flamsteed, (England, 1646 – 1719) 155
96 Cornelis Johannes van Houten (Netherlands, 1920 – August 24, 2002) 154
97 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich (USSR, 1914 – 1987) 144
98 Camille Flammarion (France, 1842 – 1925) 137
99 Lyman Spitzer (USA, 1914 – 1997) 134
100 Jeremiah Horrocks (UK, c1619 – 1641) 134
101 Regiomontanus (Johannes Müller) (Germany, 1436 – 1476) 133
102 Tom Gehrels (Netherlands, USA, 1925 – ) 132
103 Nevil Maskelyne (UK, 1732 – 1811) 130
104 Ejnar Hertzsprung (Denmark, 1873 – 1967) 130
105 Giuseppe Piazzi (Italy, 1746 – 1826) 130
106 Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (Netherlands) 129
107 James Bradley (England, 1693 – 1762) 127
108 Willebrord Snel van Royen (Snellius) (Netherlands, 1580 – 1626) 126
109 William Parsons, Lord Rosse (Ireland, 1800 – 1867) 124
110 Jean Sylvain Bailly (France, 1736 – 1793) 122
111 Chad Trujillo (USA, 1973 – ) 121
112 Johann Gottfried Galle (Germany, 1812 – 1910) 120
113 Karl Guthe Jansky (USA, 1905 – 1950), (Radio astronomy) 112
114 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (France, 1749 – 1822) 110
115 Benjamin Apthorp Gould (USA, 1824 – 1896) 110
116 Ali Qushji (Ottoman, 1403 – 1474) 109
117 Kazuro Watanabe (Japan, 1955 – ) 108
118 Richard van der Riet Woolley (UK, 1906 – 1986) 106
119 Roger Davies (UK, 1954- ) 103
120 Chandra Wickramasinghe (UK, 1939 – ) 102
121 Johann Elert Bode (Germany, 1747 – 1826) 102
122 Guy Consolmagno (USA, 1952 – ) 101
123 Zu Chongzhi, (425 – 500) 100
124 Edward Emerson Barnard (USA, 1857 – 1923) 99
125 Bruno Rossi (Italy, 1905 – 1993) 98
126 Henry Norris Russell (USA, 1877 – 1957) 97
127 Fred Lawrence Whipple (USA, 1906 – 2004) 97
128 Edward (Ted) L. G. Bowell (USA, 1943 – ) 95
129 David Lincoln Rabinowitz (USA, 1960 – ) 94
130 Richard Christopher Carrington (UK, 1826 – 1875) 93
131 Johann Franz Encke (Germany, 1791 – 1865) 91
132 Edward Charles Pickering (USA, 1846 – 1919) 88
133 Simon Marius (Germany, 1573 – 1624) 86
134 John Michell (UK, 1724 – 1793) 86
135 Abraham Zacuto (Spain/Portugal, 1450 – 1510) 84
136 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (UK, USA, 1900 – 1979) 83
137 Asaph Hall (USA, 1829 – 1907) 82
138 Yi Xing (China, 683 – 727) 81
139 Margaret Burbidge (UK, 1919 – ) 78
140 Halton Christian Arp (USA, 1927 –) 78
141 Giovanni Battista Riccioli (Italy, 1598 – 1671) 76
142 William Huggins (UK, 1824 – 1910) 75
143 Bonaventura Cavalieri (Italy, 1598 – 1647) 75
144 Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (Germany, Russia, 1793 – 1864) 75
145 Sallie Baliunas (USA, 1953 – ) 75
146 Robert H. McNaught (Australia) 74
147 Willem de Sitter (Netherlands, 1872 – 1934) 74
148 Fred Espenak, (USA) 74
149 Gan De (China, fl. 4th century BC) 73
150 Shi Shen (China, fl. 4th century BC) 71
151 Schelte J. Bus (USA, 1956 – ) 69
152 Valentin Naboth (Germany, Italy, 1523 – 1593) 69
153 William Lassell (UK, 1799 – 1880) 68
154 John N. Bahcall (USA, 1934 – 2005) 68
155 Grote Reber (USA, 1911 – 2002) 67
156 Otto Struve (Russia, USA, 1897 – 1963) 66
157 Liu Xin (China, fl. 1st century AD) 66
158 Petrus Alphonsi (Spain) (Jewish Spanish) (1062-1110) 63
159 David Fabricius (Netherlands, 1564 – 1617) 63
160 Aleksander Wolszczan (Poland, 1946 – ) 63
161 Martin Schwarzschild (Germany, USA, 1912 – 1997) 62
162 John Goodricke (UK, 1764 – 1786) 62
163 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (France, 1713 – 1762) 61
164 Thomas Wright (UK, 1711 – 1786) 60
165 Ernest William Brown (UK, 1866 – 1938) 60
166 Kiyotsugu Hirayama (Japan, 1874 – 1943) 59
167 Guillermo Haro (Mexico, 1913 – 1988) 59
168 Johann Bayer (Germany, 1572 – 1625) 59
169 Seth Barnes Nicholson (USA, 1891 – 1963) 59
170 Takeshi Urata (Japan) 59
171 Peter Goldreich (USA, 1939 – ) 58
172 Yasuo Tanaka (Japan) 58

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