History

Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell - painting by H. Dassell, 1851 
Credit: Public Domain

Occupation: Astronomer, Educator, Librarian

Year born: 1818

Research Areas: Comets, Solar Eclipse, Planets, Double Stars, Nebulae

 


Gan De

Occupation: Astronomer and Mathematician

Year born: Around 400 BCE

Research Areas: Jupiter’s movements, Star maps, Sunspots

 

"[Jupiter] ...was very large and bright. Apparently, there was a small reddish star appended to its side. "

Source: Treatise on Astrology of the Kaiyuan Era, xxiii

 

Early Life


Haida Liang

Occupation: Professor of Physics

Research Areas: Imaging and Sensing, Conservation, Science and Art

 

"I’m working on the boundary between optical imaging and history… physics and history are the two things that I love."

Jarita Holbrook

Jarita Holbrook
Credit: AAAS portrait photographer.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Occupation: Professor of Astronomy

Year born: 1965

Research Areas: History, Cultural Studies of Astronomy, African Indigenous Astronomy

 

Allan Chapman

Occupation: Historian

Year born: 1946

Research Areas: History of Science, History of Astronomy, Broadcasting

 

"Historians of astronomy…are… people with a broad and open-minded curiosity about those forces which drove human endeavour in the past."

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