1. AstronomyTop100.com People Category

Here's your chance to speak out. What do you consider the top five people with the greatest imaginations in astronomy and space exploration?

* 1. Please rank order your top five choices from 1 (your top choice) to 5 (your fifth choice)

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Pythagoras (c580-c500BC)
Mikhail Klavdiyevich (1900-1974)
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
Aristarchus of Samos (280-264BC)
Eratosthenes (c276-c194BC)
Percival Lowell (1855-1916)
Edwin Hubble (1889-1953)
Johann Daniel Titius (1729-1796)
Caroline Herschel (1750-1848)
Anaximander (c610-c546BC)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992)
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Karl Guthe Jansky (1905-1950)
John William Draper (1811-1882) (first photograph of Moon – c. 1840)
Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren (1908-1987)
Karl Schwarzschild (1873-1916)
Albategnius (c858-929)
Charles Messier (1730-1817)
Anaxagoras (c500-c428BC)
Georges Édouard Lemaître (1894-1966)
John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871)
Gerard Peter Kuiper (1905-1973)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826)
Carl Fredrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007)
Clyde William Tombaugh (1906-1997)
Werner von Braun (1912-1977)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Aristotle (384-322BC)
Hans Lippershey (1570-1619)
Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)
Robert Goddard (1882-1945)
W.C. Bond (1789-1859) (first photograph of star [Vega] – 1850)
Hans Bethe (1906-2005)
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944)
Harlow Shapley (1885-1972)
Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus: c100-c178)
Giordano Bruno (1548-1600)
Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
Hipparchus of Nicaea (146-127BC)
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921)
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