Top 20 Astronomer celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Astronomer celebrities [Updated May 9, 2021].

1. Andrea Ghez

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Andrea Ghez was born on June 16, 1965 in United States.

Andrea Ghez is a Nobel prize-winning in Physics (2020)

She received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2008.

Net Worth 2020: $10.5 Million

She became the fourth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing one half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel. She was listed by Discover Magazine as one of the top 20 scientists in the U.S. who had shown a high degree of understanding in their respective fields. Andrea Ghez has made a good amount of money from her profession as an astronomer and professor.

2. Edwin Hubble

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Edwin Hubble was born on November 20, 1889 in Marshfield, United States.
He is known for showing that the recessional velocity of a galaxy increases with its distance from the earth, implying the universe is expanding.

3. Carl Sagan

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Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934 in Brooklyn, United States.
He wrote the novel Contact, which was adapted into a film in 1997 with Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, and Jodie Foster.

4. Benjamin Banneker

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Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 in Baltimore, United States.
He was a member of the team that surveyed the original border of the District of Columbia.

5. Annie Jump Cannon

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Annie Jump Cannon was born on December 11, 1863 in Dover, United States.
She classified 230,000 stellar bodies, which earned her the nickname of "Census Taker of the Sky."

6. Clyde Tombaugh

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Clyde Tombaugh was born on February 4, 1906 in Streator, United States.
He was one of the first scientist to call for the serious scientific research of unidentified flying objects, or "U.F.O.s.

7. Nancy Grace Roman

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Nancy Grace Roman was born on May 16, 1925 in United States.
After working for NASA for 21 years, she worked to help the Goddard Space Flight Center until 1997.

8. Sheila Widnall

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Sheila Widnall was born on July 13, 1938 in United States.
She studied the causes of what could have led to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

9. John Brashear

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John Brashear was born on November 24, 1840 in United States.
There are craters on both the moon and on mars that are named in his honor.

10. James E. Keeler

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James E. Keeler was born on September 10, 1857 in United States.
He founded the Astrophysical Journal with George Hale.

11. James Van Allen

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James Van Allen was born on September 7, 1914 in United States.
He proposed the launching of a satellite that returned back invaluable data about the composition of the upper atmosphere, and the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts.

12. Henrietta Leavitt

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Henrietta Leavitt was born on July 4, 1868 in United States.
Her observation of a class of stars that 'pulse' brighter and darker made possible the calculation of much greater interstellar distances with more accuracy than ever before.

13. George Mueller

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George Mueller was born on July 16, 1918 in United States.
He worked to ensure the success of the Apollo program that sent a man to the moon for the first time in history.

14. David Rittenhouse

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David Rittenhouse was born on April 8, 1732 in United States.
He was a member of the American Philosophical Society and he was the first director of the United States Mint, which produces circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce.

15. Brian O'Leary

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Brian O'Leary was born on January 27, 1940 in United States.
He was featured on the Fox TV special 'Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon.'

16. Grote Reber

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Grote Reber was born on December 22, 1911 in United States.
He built his own radio telescope in his back yard in Wheaton, Illinois.

17. Harlow Shapley

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Harlow Shapley was born on November 2, 1885 in United States.
The "Shapley" crater on Earth's moon is named in his honor.

18. Ormsby M. Mitchel

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Ormsby M. Mitchel was born on August 28, 1810 in United States.
He helped set up observatories for Harvard University and the US Navy.

19. Percival Lowell

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Percival Lowell was born on March 13, 1855 in Boston, United States.
The naming of Pluto was influenced by his initials and he founded the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.

20. Florence Ray Moulton

Florence Ray Moulton was born on April 29, 1872 in United States.
The moon crater 'Moulton' is named in his honor.