1572 – Johann Bayer was born in Rain, Bavaria Germany. 1592- Began his study of philosophy in Ingolstadt. Grew interested in astronomy during his time in Augsburg. 1603 – Published his most famous star atlas Uranometria. 1612 – Became legal advisor to the Augsburg city council. Introduced a new system ..
Al-Battani was an Arab astronomer/astrologer and mathematician. 850 – Al-Battani was born in Harran near Urfa, which is now in Turkey. His best-known achievement was the determination of the solar year as being 365 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes and 24 seconds. Calculated the values for the precession of the equinoxes (54.5" per year, or ..
1857 – Edward Emerson Barnard was born 16th of December in Nashville, Tennessee USA. 1876 – He purchased a 5-inch refractor telescope. 1881 – Edward Emerson Barnard discovered his first comet. – Barnard was married to the English-born woman Rhoda Calvert. 1892 – Edward Emerson Barnard discovered Amalthea. 1895 ..
African American mathematician, astronomer, clockmaker, and publisher. 1731 – Benjamin Banneker was born on the 9th of November. 1752 – He saw a pocket watch that was owned by a traveling salesman named Josef Levi. He was so fascinated by it that Levi gave it to him. – Banneker then carved large-scale wooden replicas ..
Horace Welcome Babcock was an American astronomer. 1912 – Born 13th of September in California. Educated at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. For his doctorate he determined the rotation curve of the Andromeda Galaxy M31. 1946 – Joined the staff of the Mt. Wilson (soon to be Mt. ..
1774 – Born on the 28th of April at Newbury, Berkshire. 1799 – He entered the London Stock Exchange. 1802 – The successive publication of Tables for the Purchasing and Renewing of Leases. 1808 – The Doctrine of Interest and Annuities. 1810 – The Doctrine of Life-Annuities and Assurances. 1820 – He takes the to ..
1893 – Walter Baade was born 24th of March in Schröttinghausen, Westphalia, Germany. 1919-1931 – Obtained a Ph.D. at Göttingen,and spent eleven years on the staff of the University of Hamburg. 1930 – Baade and his colleague Fritz Zwicky were among the first to suggest that neutron stars were the remnant cores of massive stars ..
476 BC around born at Chamravattam near Ponnani in Kerala state, India. Place is notable for the confluence of Bharatappuzha and the Arabian sea and the meeting place of Ujjayini meridian with the west coast of India. Asmaka, the place often referred by Bhaskara-I as of Aryabhata was the Jain country that surrounded the Vindhyagiri ..
1853 – Born on February 6th in Edinburgh. Astronomers, professional and nonprofessional alike, and readers of popular and technical books on the science, knew of him as the discoverer of two famous temporary stars-Nova Aurigae and Nova Persei-and of many variable stars as well. – Thomas Anderson’s interest in astronomy was first aroused ..
1908 – Born on September 18th in Georgia and educated at the University of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg State University. 1947-1993 – He was president of Armenian Academy of Sciences. – He worked at the Pulkovo Observatory, the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), which he founded and directed, Erevan University. ..