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International Astronomical Union

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1919 to "promote and safeguard the science of astronomy."

Official Website:
http://www.iau.org/

Founding Date:
1919

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter S. Adams
Astronomer
20-Dec-1876 11-May-1956 Long-time director of Mt. Wilson Observatory
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
Bart Jan Bok
Astronomer
28-Apr-1906 5-Aug-1983 Bok globules
John G. Bolton
Astronomer
5-Jun-1922 6-Jul-1993 First Director of Parkes Observatory
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
R. Hanbury Brown
Astronomer
31-Aug-1916 16-Jan-2002 Optical intensity interferometer
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Astronomer
15-Jul-1943   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
William W. Campbell
Astronomer
11-Apr-1862 14-Jun-1938 Stellar Motions
Thomas George Cowling
Mathematician
17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 Cowling model
Willem de Sitter
Astronomer
6-May-1872 19-Nov-1934 Expanding space
Henri Alexandre Deslandres
Astronomer
24-Jul-1853 15-Jan-1948 Spectroheliograph
Frank W. Dyson
Astronomer
8-Jan-1868 25-May-1939 Six pips on the BBC
Arthur Eddington
Astronomer
28-Dec-1882 22-Nov-1944 Eddington luminosity
Alfred Fowler
Astronomer
22-Mar-1868 24-Jun-1940 Celestial spectroscopy
Guillermo Haro
Astronomer
21-Mar-1913 26-Apr-1988 Herbig-Haro objects
Otto Heckmann
Astronomer
23-Jun-1901 13-May-1983 Investigated cosmic expansion
Jacobus C. Kapteyn
Astronomer
19-Jan-1851 18-Jun-1922 Star streaming
Robert P. Kraft
Astronomer
16-Jun-1927   Lick Observatory
Armin O. Leuschner
Astronomer
16-Jan-1868 22-Apr-1953 Astronomer at Berkeley
Bertil Lindblad
Astronomer
26-Nov-1895 25-Jun-1965 Spiral structure of the galaxy
Bernard Lovell
Astronomer
31-Aug-1913 6-Aug-2012 Radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank
Willem J. Luyten
Astronomer
7-Mar-1899 21-Nov-1994 Stellar mortician
Bernard Lyot
Astronomer
27-Feb-1897 2-Apr-1952 Sandstorms on Mars
E. Arthur Milne
Mathematician
14-Feb-1896 21-Sep-1950 Kinematic relativity
Marcel Minnaert
Astronomer
12-Feb-1893 26-Oct-1970 Solar spectrophotometry
Charlotte E. Moore
Astronomer
24-Sep-1898 3-Mar-1990 Technetium in the Sun
Jan Hendrik Oort
Astronomer
28-Apr-1900 5-Nov-1992 Theory of the origin of comets
Bohdan Paczynski
Astronomer
8-Feb-1940 19-Apr-2007 Gravitational microlensing
Arno Penzias
Astronomer
26-Apr-1933   Detected primordial radiation
Vera Rubin
Astronomer
23-Jul-1928   Structure of galaxies
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Wallace Sargent
Astronomer
15-Feb-1935   Astrophysicist at CalTech
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes
Brian P. Schmidt
Astronomer
24-Feb-1967   Accelerating universe
Martin Schwarzschild
Astronomer
31-May-1912 10-Apr-1997 Structure and Evolution of the Stars
Frederick Hanley Seares
Astronomer
17-May-1873 20-Jul-1964 Astronomer at Mt. Wilson Observatory
Harold Spencer Jones
Astronomer
29-Mar-1890 3-Nov-1960 10th Royal Astronomer of England
Bengt Strömgren
Astronomer
21-Jan-1908 4-Jul-1987 Hydrogen stars
Otto Struve
Astronomer
12-Aug-1897 6-Apr-1963 Hydrogen in the interstellar medium
Herbert Hall Turner
Astronomer
13-Aug-1861 20-Aug-1930 Stellar positions
Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist
13-Apr-1892 5-Dec-1973 Radar
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Robert Woodrow Wilson
Astronomer
10-Jan-1936   Detected primordial radiation


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