Johann Gottfried Galle (1812-1910). Based on the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier, Galle and his assistant Heinrich Louis d'Arrest at the Berlin Observatory found the planet Neptune. The orbit of Uranus wasn't quite fitting the expected one and Le Verrier thought it was because the gravity of an unknown planet was affecting it. (Portrait: Olga Radomsky) ©Mona Evans, "Neptune Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33048.asp
Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826). German astronomer and celestial cartographer. He calculated the orbit of Uranus and gave the planet its name - Uranus was the father of Saturn. He is also known for Bode's Law, which isn't a law but a formula that describes the distances of the first seven planets from the Sun. (It doesn't work for Neptune.) (Science Photo Library) ©Mona Evans, "Bode and Bode's Law" www.bellaonline.c...
Annie Jump Cannon (awesome name, right?) was an American astronomer who was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. She is credited with the first serious attempt to organize and classify stars based on their temperatures. This is the right way to admire hot stars!
Fritz Eschen, Boys in post-war Berlin... American Skylift to feed cutoff Berlin after Soviets make an effort to take over Allied occupation of Berlin by cutting only highway allowed to bring in supplies to American, British and French sectors of the occupied city. The Cold War had begun. My father did occupation duty from 1953-56. The same in Japan from 1948-50,he was tagged as a combat veteran and sent to Korea,