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.