By Marvin Bolt, JoAnn Palmeri, Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard Jarrell, Jordan D. Marché, F. Jamil Ragep

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a special and important source for historians and astronomers alike. It comprises approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to trendy instances. it's the collective paintings of 430 authors edited through an article board of eight historians and astronomers. This reference offers biographical info on astronomers and cosmologists by using modern historic scholarship. The absolutely corrected and up-to-date moment variation provides nearly three hundred biographical sketches. in accordance with ongoing study and suggestions from the group, the hot entries will fill gaps and supply expansions. moreover, larger emphasis on Russo cellphone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. person entries differ from a hundred to 1500 phrases, together with the likes of the tremendous luminaries corresponding to Newton and Einstein, in addition to lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.

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Rosemann University of Dallas, Irving, TX, USA Randall A. Rosenfeld Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada Eckehard Rothenberg Archenhold Sternwarte, Berlin, Germany Marc Rothenberg National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA Tamar M. Rudavsky Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA M. Eugene Rudd University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA Steven Ruskin University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA David M. Rust John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA John J. Saccoman Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA Kunitomi Sakurai Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan Michael Saladyga AAVSO, Cambridge, MA, USA Julio Samso´ University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Voula Saridakis Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, USA H€ useyin Sariog˘lu Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey Ke Ve Sarma SSES Research Centre, Chennai, India Gilbert E.

Minor figures, to Delambre’s credit, receive substantial analysis. 56 A recent scholar suggested that Delambre’s “six volume Histoire is the greatest full-scale technical history of any branch of science ever written by a single individual” further adding it “sets a standard very few historians of science may ever achieve” (I. Bernard Cohen, “Delambre,” Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Vol. 4: 14–18, p. 17). Elsewhere Cohen explained that Delambre’s approach was to go through “each chronological period by describing and analyzing first one treatise and then another [he] thereby avoids any attempt at a historical ‘synthesis,’ or generalization, largely confining himself to critical analyses and expositions of major and minor contributions within the rigid framework .

Starkey Auburn, IN, USA David Strauss Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, USA David J. Sturdy Universtity of Ulster, Coleraine, UK Woodruff T. Sullivan University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Raghini S. Suresh Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA Peter J. Susalla University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA Jeff Suzuki City University of New York, NY, USA La´szlo´ Szabados Konkoly Observatory, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary Richard J. Taibi Temple Hills, MD, USA Hidemi Takahashi University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Scott W.

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