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Ch 3: Important Astronomers in History

About This Chapter

If you need to review important astronomers throughout history, this chapter can help you out. Access these bite-sized lessons and quizzes to bring up your grades, improve your astronomy knowledge and prepare for upcoming exams.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering information about history's most important astronomers will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the discoveries and accomplishments of important astronomers in history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the most historically significant astronomers
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about important astronomers for a standard science course. You'll study the biographies, discoveries and achievements of the following astronomers:

  • Anders Celsius
  • Arthur Eddington
  • Clyde Tombaugh
  • Edmund Halley
  • William Herschel
  • Maria Mitchell
  • Henrietta Swan Leavitt
  • Antony Hewish
  • Carl Sagan
  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • Michael E. Brown
  • Brahmagupta

16 Lessons in Chapter 3: Important Astronomers in History
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Anders Celsius Biography: Lesson for Kids

1. Anders Celsius Biography: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you a bit about the life and work of a famous scientist by the name of Anders Celsius. If his last name sounds familiar, it's probably because you've used a thermometer before!

Anders Celsius: Biography, Facts & Inventions

2. Anders Celsius: Biography, Facts & Inventions

In this article, we will look at the life of Anders Celsius. A great Swedish astronomer, Anders Celsius is known today mostly for his creation of the temperature scale which bares his name.

Arthur Eddington: Biography, Facts & Quotes

3. Arthur Eddington: Biography, Facts & Quotes

This lesson will introduce the reader to the physicist Arthur Eddington, exploring his personal life, his career, and his work on astrophysics and general relativity and other topics that contributed so much to the field of physics.

Arthur Eddington: Discoveries & Contributions

4. Arthur Eddington: Discoveries & Contributions

This lesson will introduce you to the physicist Arthur Eddington, exploring his discoveries in the field of astrophysics and his work on general relativity as well as other scientific contributions to the field of physics.

Clyde Tombaugh: Biography, Facts & Discovery

5. Clyde Tombaugh: Biography, Facts & Discovery

Clyde Tombaugh was an American astronomer who is remembered as the discoverer of the dwarf planet Pluto. In this lesson, learn about Tombaugh's amazing life and scientific discoveries!

Edmund Halley: Biography, Discoveries & Contributions

6. Edmund Halley: Biography, Discoveries & Contributions

In this article we learn about Edmond Halley, one of the greatest scientific minds of his time. We look at his life and discuss some of his many discoveries and contributions to science.

William Herschel: Biography & Contributions to Astronomy

7. William Herschel: Biography & Contributions to Astronomy

William Herschel was a German-born British musician, teacher, and most notably, an astronomer. In this lesson, we will look at his life, his discoveries, and his contributions to the field of astronomy.

Maria Mitchell: Biography, Facts & Quotes

8. Maria Mitchell: Biography, Facts & Quotes

Maria Mitchell is remembered as the first woman to become a professional astronomer and astronomy professor in America. She also discovered a famous comet, known as Miss Mitchell's Comet. In this lesson, learn all about her extraordinary life!

Maria Mitchell: Achievements & Comet Discovery

9. Maria Mitchell: Achievements & Comet Discovery

Maria Mitchell was a famous astronomer and professor who discovered a new comet in 1847. In this lesson, learn all about how she discovered Miss Mitchell's Comet and the extraordinary work she did afterwards.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt: Biography, Discoveries & Accomplishments

10. Henrietta Swan Leavitt: Biography, Discoveries & Accomplishments

In the early 1900s, a young woman working in the Harvard Astronomy discovered a way to determine how far away distant stars really were. Her name was Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and in her short life, she was able to make some remarkable astronomical discoveries.

Antony Hewish: Biography & Facts

11. Antony Hewish: Biography & Facts

Lets take a look at Antony Hewish, famed radio astronomer. He won the Nobel Prize for his famous discovery involving a strange new star and the possibility of estraterrestrial life.

Carl Sagan Biography: Lesson for Kids

12. Carl Sagan Biography: Lesson for Kids

Carl Sagan was a famous astronomer who lived in the 20th century, who made many discoveries, wrote popular books, and developed and starred in the most popular science documentary ever made. In this lesson, learn all about his life and work.

Carl Sagan: Biography, Discoveries & Theory

13. Carl Sagan: Biography, Discoveries & Theory

Carl Sagan spent his life working to make science accessible to all people, and he is remembered as one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century. In this lesson, learn about his life and his contributions to science.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Biography, Contributions & Discovery

14. Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Biography, Contributions & Discovery

Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the first person to discover evidence of pulsars in 1967. In this lesson, learn more about her big discovery and other contributions to science.

Astronomer Michael E. Brown: Biography & Achievements

15. Astronomer Michael E. Brown: Biography & Achievements

Michael E. Brown is a well-known American astronomer, teacher, author, and lecturer. In this lesson, we will take a look at his life, some of his work, and his achievements in the field of astronomy.

Brahmagupta: Biography, Inventions & Discoveries

16. Brahmagupta: Biography, Inventions & Discoveries

Brahmagupta was a famous mathematician and astronomer who lived in seventh century India. His ideas were so profound that they still influence mathematics today! In this lesson, learn all about his life and his discoveries.

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