Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary statistics on the content of entries. This new reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the superluminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileoa€™s acolyte, Mario Guiducci. A comprehensive contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises.In January 1941 he discovered comet C/1941 B1 (Frienda€“Reesea€“Honda). When Okabayasi left Kurashiki, Honda ... Even during his military service days he always carried a monocular and observed stars. In Singapore Honda acquired ananbsp;...

Title:Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
Author:Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard Jarrell, Jordan D. Marché, F. Jamil Ragep
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-18


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