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    Name This Astronomer

    He worked at Mt. Wilson in the 1920s, and determined the center of the Milky Way galaxy by the distribution of globular star clusters. He later moved on to Harvard Observatory.
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    Harlow Shapley.

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    Correct

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    Name this 20th century astronomer

    He extensively used the 18 inch Schmidt telescope at Palomar. One of the most colorful and eccentric professors ever to have worked at Caltech.
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    Gotta be Fritz Zwicki, then.

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    This Astronomer....

    Cataloged peculiar galaxies, and is a critic of the Big Bang theory. Who is he?
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    Halton Arp
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    So is the person who answers correctly supposed to ask the next question? It hasn't been working that way so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Halton Arp
    Mr Arp has made a beautiful 'arpseal at 145!
    http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/Arp/Arp37.html

    As did our Mr RickJ, recently, here at BAUT!
    http://www.bautforum.com/astrophotog...ne-galaxy.html

    amongst many many others

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    Galileo?

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    Ptolemaeus.

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    The chap in the picture appears to be dressed like a Pope and holding an upside-down cross. For these reasons I will guess St Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susannah Dingley View Post
    Ptolemaeus.
    Yes!

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    He is British and has written books and does a radio show
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewota View Post
    He is British and has written books and does a radio show
    Patrick Moore. Has been around for ever, and has been a huge success at making astronomy popular. Every Brit would know him, even those who have no interest in astronomy.

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    She has been a leader in the study of the structure of galaxies, their internal motions, and large-scale motions in the Universe.
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    Oops....playing out of turn

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    He is an author, lecturer and teacher of astronomy. He has appeared on David Letterman's show and lives in New York State.
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    Bob Berman.

    I almost wrote Rick Berman, shame on me.

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    One of the pioneers in modeling stellar evolution in the 1950s and ’60s. He is best known for his models of star formation and pre-main sequence evolution.
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    Hayashi?

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    Full name, please

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    Sorry for delayed answer. I must confess I had to look this up and wiki gives Chushiro Hayashi as his full name.

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