Astronomy:List of French astronomers

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The following are list of French astronomers, astrophysicists and other notable French people who have made contributions to the field of astronomy. They may have won major prizes or awards, developed or invented widely used techniques or technologies within astronomy, or are directors of major observatories or heads of space-based telescope projects.

The list

The following is a list of notable French astronomers.

A

B

  • Benjamin Baillaud
  • Jules Baillaud
  • Jean Sylvain Bailly
  • Paul Baize
  • Fernand Baldet
  • Odette Bancilhon
  • Daniel Barbier
  • Joseph-Émile Barbier
  • Aurélien Barrau
  • Maria A. Barucci
  • Aymar de la Baume Pluvinel
  • Michel Benoist
  • Bernard of Verdun
  • Guillaume Bigourdan
  • Immanuel Bonfils
  • Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud
  • Alphonse Borrelly
  • Jean Bosler
  • Joseph Bossert
  • François Bouchet
  • Alexis Bouvard
  • Louis Boyer
  • P. Briault
  • Ismaël Bullialdus
  • Johann Karl Burckhardt

C

D

E

  • Ernest Esclangon

F

G

H

J

K

  • Samuel Kansi
  • Dorothea Klumpke

L

M

N

  • Charles Nordmann

P

Q

  • Ferdinand Quénisset

R

  • Georges Rayet
  • Jean Richer
  • Édouard Roche
  • Pierre Rousseau
  • Augustin Royer
  • Lucien Rudaux

S

T

  • Agop Terzan
  • Louis Thollon
  • Félix Tisserand
  • Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

V

  • Jacques Vallée
  • Joseph Gaultier de la Vallette
  • Benjamin Valz
  • Gérard de Vaucouleurs
  • Philippe Véron
  • Pierre-Antoine Véron
  • Yvon Villarceau

W

  • Charles Wolf

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