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View Resource The Bruce Medalists

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) "has awarded its highest honor, the Catherine Wolfe Bruce gold medal, for lifetime contributions to astronomy most years since 1898." This website exhibits photos, short biographies, and links to more information for each medalist. Visitors can discover the astronomical objects named after the winners and the papers they published. The website allows...
View Resource Famous Astronomers and Astrophysicists

D. Mark Manley, a professor in the Physics Department at Kent State University, provides short introductions for almost one hundred famous astronomers and astrophysicists from the Classical Period to the present. By searching either chronologically or alphabetically, users can find out about a given astronomers major successes as well as birth years and places. A link is provided for each...