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Astronomers


88 People in group

John Couch Adams

John Couch Adams

1819-1892
Astronomer and mathematician
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir George Biddell Airy

Sir George Biddell Airy

1801-1892
Astronomer Royal
Sitter associated with 24 portraits
Francis Baily

Francis Baily

1774-1844
Astronomer; President of the Astronomical Society
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Robert Stawell Ball

Sir Robert Stawell Ball

1840-1913
Astronomer and mathematician
Sitter in 8 portraits
John Bartlett

John Bartlett

Astronomer
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Susan) Jocelyn Bell Burnell

(Susan) Jocelyn Bell Burnell

1943-
Physicist and radio astronomer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alec Boksenberg

Alec Boksenberg

1936-
Astronomer and physicist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Guido Bonatti

Guido Bonatti

died circa 1296-1300
Astronomer and astrologer
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Bradley

James Bradley

1693-1762
Astronomer Royal
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Campbell Brown

John Campbell Brown

1947-
Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; Astronomer Royal for Scotland
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie

Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie

1845-1922
Astronomer
Sitter in 3 portraits
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Leslie John Comrie

1893-1950
Astronomer and computational mathematician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

1473-1543
Polish astronomer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Philip Herbert Cowell

Philip Herbert Cowell

1870-1949
Astronomer
Sitter in 4 portraits
James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres

James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres

1847-1913
Astronomer and book collector
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Sir George Howard Darwin

Sir George Howard Darwin

1845-1912
Mathematician and astronomer; son of Charles Darwin
Sitter in 3 portraits
Charles Rundle Davidson

Charles Rundle Davidson

1875-1970
Astronomer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Warren de la Rue

Warren de la Rue

1815-1889
Chemist and astronomer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Frank Watson Dyson

Sir Frank Watson Dyson

1868-1939
Astronomer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Arthur Eddington

Sir Arthur Eddington

1882-1944
Astronomer
Sitter in 31 portraits

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