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Exoplanet Expert ( talk) I just love science (especially astronomy), and my articles focus on exoplanets.
Stefanpw ( talk) Undergraduate with a passion for science and astronomy, 3D artist and YouTube educator
DeliriousMint ( talk) Astronomy enthusiast and hoping to become an Astronomer when I come of age.
7Sidz ( talk) Astronomy enthusiast and an Amateur Astronomer
Aldaron ( talk) 5:42, 30 April 2009 (UTC) Exoplanets and astrobiology.
ArtifexMayhem Image processing.
ASHill ( talk) 02:32, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
AstroCog Astronomer and science educator
Astroknowlage02 7 November 2014 New to Wikipedia, love astronomy, happy to make small edits.
Autarch Autarch ( talk) 22:41, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Basalisk Total amateur with little expertise in anything but a love of the stars.
Bedard, A A ( talk) Amateur Astro Photometrist since 2008, AAVSO BDQ.
Benison P Baby ( talk · contribs)- Astronomical researcher with over 13 years of experience...
Bhootrina ( talk) 15:13, 6 November 2014 (UTC)love astronomy willing to help
Braincricket Took some astrophysics and cosmology courses in college.
Carbon6 Long-time astronomy fanatic, also took college courses on astrophysics.
Carlossuarez46 ( talk) 21:48, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Chamith 08:14, 1 May 2015 (UTC) - Interested in learning about mysteries of the universe and pursuing astronomy as a hobby. (talk)
ChiZeroOne ( talk) 21:03, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
User:CielProfond ( talk) Ciel profond means Deep Sky in French; it's my favorite part of astronomy, but I also like planetary observation, and will be glad to help in any way
Codrin.B ( talk) 17:42, 21 February 2015 (UTC) Exoplanets but not only --
Corhen ( talk) 18:23, 2 June 2010 (UTC) New to astronomy, but plan to buy an 8" Dob
Cosmo0 16:18, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Dan ( talk) 02:39, 25 August 2009 (UTC) Telescope operator on Mauna Kea.
DarthBotto - Astronomy aficionado with an interest in black holes and other natural anomalies.
User:Davidkevin Layman w/o professional credentials, but have been doing extensive reading about astronomy since 1960.
DiverDave ( talk) interested in solar observatories.
Drbogdan ( talk · contribs) - Current interest in Planet Mars, Mars Science Laboratory, Gale Crater & related. Drbogdan ( talk) 13:37, 31 May 2012 (UTC) --
Edhu9 ( talk) 13:03, 23 March 2011 (UTC) Student of Computer Sciences interested in Astronomy
EngineerFromVega -Pursuing Astronomy as a hobby. TheEngineer 03:17, 10 November 2010 (UTC) Ask
Evensteven ( talk · contribs) 21:30, 01 April 2014 (UTC) - an interested dabbler with good undergrad-level science/math and good writing skills
Exoplanetaryscience ( talk · contribs) 11:41 December 13 2013 - Ameteur astronomer, I do work for galaxy zoo but am also interested in minor planets and such. --
( Extra 999 Contact + me ) 16:52, 18 May 2010 (UTC) contribs
FeanorStar7-- FeanorStar7 12:34, 6 July 2007 (UTC); will help where I can (mainly proofreading)
Gaba - Physics PhD, working on astronomy related topics. (talk)
Gdfusion ( talk) 00:05, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Geremia ( talk) 19:31, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Gr8opinionater ( talk) Fascinated by the universe in general, im an Amateur astronomer with my own telescope.
Greengreengreenred ( talk) 08:12, 24 November 2012 (UTC) - In love with astronomy
Gronk_Oz ( talk) Life-long amateur, mostly interested in contributing to articles on Australian astronomy and astronomers.
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Iamthecheese44 ( talk · contribs) 17 December 2012 - aspiring astrophysicist.
Italia2006 ( talk · contribs) – Amateur astronomer with extreme interest in and devotion to the subject matter.
IvoShandor 14:03, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Jdrewitt ( talk) 16:59, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
JeanLucMargot ( talk · contribs) 04 Sep 2013 - Astronomy professor at UCLA.
Jehochman 16:04, 10 January 2009 (UTC) Talk
Jet123 10:43, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
Jsaur ( talk) 16:47, 25 June 2014 (UTC) I'll try to help when I can by cleaning up or fixing incorrect information.
Keilana| 14:18, 30 May 2012 (UTC) I'm an amateur going for a Physics degree. Parlez ici
Ketsuekigata ( talk) 23:57, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Kevin Rutherford ( talk) 02:20, 31 March 2009 (UTC), I take the class, so why not join the project
L1A1 FAL - Interested in astronomy and wish to contribute where I can. Also revert vandalism and check/correct grammar/spelling.
Madkayaker 02:43, 7 September 2007 (UTC) Willing to help wherever I can, am interested in astronomy
Marasama / CarpD, starting to read AJ papers again and will update if I notice issues.
I would like to be my idol, CONTRIBUTIONS • MARK JHOMEL • MESSAGE ME Dr. Carl S. Sagan.
Marx01 ( talk) 06:02, 24 June 2009 (UTC) I'm a huge fan of astronomy, and hope to actually make a career out of it!!!!!
Mike Peel 23:48, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
mikeu 19:04, 4 February 2007 (UTC) Also working on the astronomy learning project at wikiversity
Mira Oubliette ( talk · contribs) 04:13 5 August 2014 (UTC) - A life-long amateur astronomer, named after Mira by my parents. Interested in almost everything, especially stellar formation and multi-star systems. Had to do plenty of academic research in college, so I can add citations or create articles that are currently redlinked, as needed.
Modest Genius I'm an astronomy postdoc working on optical/IR observations of the interstellar medium. I also have good background knowledge of galaxy evolution and basic stellar astrophysics. talk
Mortense ( talk · contribs) 13 January 2013 - amateur astronomer since 1976.
User:Myrecovery/Template:Myrecovery ::Date : 2008-11-01
N2e — especially interested in the Astrophysics subfield of Astronomy
NealMcB 03:41, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Neonorange instrument: 12" LX200 ACF; Giant tripod on a pad; interests: Cosmology—Everett interpretation — (updated June 2015) 05:10 22 July 2014 (UTC)
( Nick Klose t c) 15:11, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Ninney - My great ways to contribute would be by making minor edits/corrections to articles (e.g., typos, fixing links, adding references to new secondary sources)
Nuclear 22:16, 1 July 2008 (UTC): I am primarily working on Vacuum extrasolar planets
Olaf Davis | Talk Beginning PhD student interested in astronomy (of course) and also public outreach.
Amateur astronomer, copy editor, theology student, and all-around geek. Looking forward to helping out here and there. Pax Verbum
Pi.1415926535: Deity-level nerd
Primefac ( talk · contribs) 02 October 2013 - Astrophysics undergrad, currently working on the Astronomical spectroscopy page
Proxima Centauri 2 Please check my edits. I'm an amateur astronomer.
Qxukhgiels ( talk · contribs)
Raddick 19:42, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Razorflame 15:10, 8 May 2008 (UTC) assessing articles
Reatlas ( talk · contribs) --
Reyk ( talk) 0:33, 11 Aprril 2010 (UTC)- I potter around.
RichardMathews ( talk) 23:16, 24 December 2010 (UTC) Amateur astronomer with a small amount of professional experience searching for asteroids with Gene Shoemaker, Glo Helin, and Bobby Bus
Richard Nowell ( talk) 12:12, 9 January 2010 (UTC) Involved in the online Astronomy project GalaxyZoo.org. Writing an article calle
Rursus 19:33, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Sailsbystars ( talk) 16:40, 26 December 2010 (UTC) senior PhD student. Areas of interest/expertise: Radio astronomy, multiple stars, planetary scienced 'Pea galaxy'.
Samwalton9 ( talk · contribs) Astrophysics undergrad - Got nice library access, will be focusing on updating articles I'm studying!
Scapler ( talk) 16:56, 7 June 2008 (UTC) expanding and categorizing articles
Schuy B. ( talk) 04:22, 17 December 2013 (UTC) - Currently taking the GCSE course, interested generally in deep-space objects and other mysterious bodies
Shriram Amateur astronomer
Sk8forether ( talk) 19:57, 10 October 2014 (UTC) Avid astrophysics student, here to help!
SkyFlubbler ( talk · contribs) 07 Sep 2013 - High school student with knowledge in astronomy.
Sleddog116 ( talk) - Interested in cosmology and objects in the HUDF
StringTheory11 ( t • c)
Sohebbasharat 16 Nov 2014. Doctor but an amateur astronomer. Can make small contributions.
SusithCM ( T • C) - Interested in learning about the universe and pursuing astronomy as a hobby. --
( Synthetical connections )( talk my contribs) 00:37, 23 June 2010 (UTC) (aka. atomic 77 ) 32
User:Tatiraju.rishabh Astronomy is my hobby and i am gonna make it my profession.
20:51, 17 December 2014 (UTC) I'm a brazillian dude. 19 years old. I wish to improve science related articles and stuff. I might mess things up sometimes but relax, why take things so seriously. Tetra quark ( talk)
Thucydides411 Astronomy Grad student
Tim LaDuca Just a layperson who loves science and has little respect for institutional education. (I educate myself).
Tom.Reding ( talk) 15:00, 14 March 2012 (UTC) - Beginning Astronomy PhD student interested in galaxy out to large-scale structure. I enjoy researching primary sources, adding missing information, standardization and consistency, and automation wherever (reasonably) possible.
Traveler7 ( talk) 20:58, 8 July 2012 (UTC) Amateur astronomy
Trilobitealive ( talk) 01:26, 22 November 2009 (UTC) Amateur telescope builder
Verdana: All told, I understand the universe about as well as my kitty-cat does. My main interest is in what the Einstein metric tensor tells us about cosmology and the large-scale topology of the universe. ♥ Bøld
WilliamKF 20:00, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Wily 14:20, 7 June 2007 (UTC) D
Wwheaton ( talk) 20:44, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
JorisvS ( talk · contribs) Have been a de facto member for a long time. Mostly Solar System stuff.
Randomresearcher42 ( talk · contribs) Astronomy enthusiast.
JHSaturn ( talk) Theoretical Astrophysics student, amateur astronomer
AfroThundr3007730 ( talk) Mostly a hobby.
Deepdraft ( talk) Amateur astronomer (certified), database researcher working with astronomical data
Davidbuddy9 ( talk) Exoplanet enthusiast. Works with exoplanet data from various databases for fun.
Anna Frodesiak Spend winter on Earth. Have a summer home on NGC 4414. Anna Frodesiak ( talk) 19:33, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Human3015 ( talk · contribs) Interested in anything related to Astronomy
114BryanKurt ( talk · contribs) I love Astronomy much and I want to contribute articles that are related in Astronomy.
Aerobird 21:41, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Akihironihongo ( talk) 03:52, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Albertgenii12 ( talk) 22:27, 18 November 2008
( A L K Talk) 22:34, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
Amazaing77 ( talk · contribs)
Amazing Rocket Pudding. ( talk) 00:33, 24 November 2012 (UTC) - interested in aynthing space related.
anastronomer Interested in the natural world.
Anderson ( talk · contribs) 22 July 2013 - Member of the Southland Astronomical Society. I have excellent knowledge Of Astronomy, And i will mainly look after Astronomy articles.
AnneEdmunds Astronomer and teacher.
User:Annemid High-school science teacher with a passion for astronomy, and wikipedia is the best resource out there for astronomy. I want to help make it even better!
Anonymous Dissident 15:31 19 January 2007 (UTC) Interested in astronomy, here to help!
Antarctic-adventurer University level Astrophysics, interested in stars and extra-solar planets
Anthony Rushton I study high energy astrophysics and radio astronomy 11:23, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Anti-Quasar - Mathematical Physics, Astrophysics. The Development of the Mathematical Methods for application to problems in the Physics, Space and Motion.
Arlen22 ( talk) 14:11, 24 June 2009 (UTC) I have a small retractor on an Equatorial mount.
AstroChemist ( talk · contribs) 24 June 2013 Environmental Chemistry undergrad. I take full advantage of being a student; I regularly read scholarly papers on Astronomy.
Astrojon ( talk) 11:21, 17 April 2009 (UTC) Former astronomer, now a medic, but would like to see articles well-kept
User:Astrozot - Astronomical researcher (with ~80 refereed publications, H-index 25)
AtheWeatherman ( talk) 08:41, 28 May 2008 (UTC). Loads of stuff on Astronomy. Hope I can help.
B00P ( talk) 23:54, 24 January 2009 (UTC) On Objects & Constellations already
Bonzo went to Bitburg ( talk) 12:02, 5 January 2010 (UTC) Interesting subject, high encyclopedic value - happy to help out where I can!
Branson03 21:48, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
BSVulturis ( talk · contribs) 15 May 2013 - Stellar spectroscopist. Can't understand why I didn't add myself here years ago.
Cam ( complaints/Discussion) 04:24, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Careless Torque ( talk · contribs) 02 October 2013 - Astrophysics undergrad, currently working on Seyfert galaxies articles
Carl-PG74 ( talk · contribs) 23 April 2013 - Keen interest in comets and heliophysics as well as general astronomy.
Claudio Asaro ( talk)
Clh28800 Chris H 23:37, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
CoMePrAdZ ( talk) 16:37, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Coolgyingman ( talk) 15:32, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Cryptod i really like astronomy
User:DanielWent Masters degree in Astrophysics and PhD (in progress) in magnetospheric dynamics.
Dan Tromedlov January, 26th, 2010
Dark dude ( talk) 02:53, 23 July 2009 (UTC) Computer scientist interested in astronomy/astrophysics. Hope I can contribute to the project in some way!
Derild 49 21 14:15, 6 July 2010 (UTC) ☼
DMeyering 14:02, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
Dr. Submillimeter 19:11, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
EFBell Lifelong astronomy enthusiast
User:EPharaoh Software developer and astronomy enthusiast.
Evan Keane Astrophysicist.
Exodio 14:49, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
User:Fact-of-the-matter ( talk) I'm good at reasearch.
Fire 55 ( talk) 02:46, 22 July 2009 (UTC) I'm a University student studying physics and astronomy.
friendlystar ( talk) 15:35, 30 July 2008 (UTC) Mostly dealing with astronomical images
GhostTrain 23:31, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Goutham787 08:44, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Galactic 18:48, 29 June 2007 (UTC) Explorer
Ginogrz ( talk) 06:58, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Greg Woodhouse 20:53, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
HomemadeFusion Amateur Astronomer
Hope Chen Glad to be here (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) 01:06, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
HunterTruth 20:40, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Icez 19:33, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Imzogelmo ( talk) 21:11, 8 September 2009 (UTC) Tidying up where I can.
IndianFace ( talk · contribs) 02 October 2013
User:Intro96 6:48 1 December (UTC) Intrested in astronomy . Would be happy to contribute to this project.
Jaxcp3 - Astronautical engineer and amateur astronomer. Interested in orbital/celestial mechanics
Jayhawke ( talk) 01:33, 29 May 2009 (UTC) I guess I'll do whatever strikes my fancy!
Jepetto armature extraodinaire!
Jjnishiyama ( talk) 04:42, 10 January 2009 (UTC) Amateur observer - primarily in the radio spectrum.
Jose A. Fadul I was a Science Education Specialist; I am an amateur astronomer who once in a while shares with others my telescopes, some of which I myself constructed. I also have photographs of the moon, the planets visible to the naked eye, star clusters, some recent comets, sunspots, and solar and lunar eclipses.
JoshuaKuo ( talk) 11:04, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Keflavich PhD student studying massive star formation
User:Keri Marie Davis love astronomy and everything about it
KingMunch mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm stars
kristaoz — In love with the stars since I was a little girl, mostly interested in black holes and galaxies
Kushan I.A.K.J ( talk) 09:53, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
- College student majoring in astronomy. I plan on updating the stub classes, hopefully getting them to start class or higher. I also would like to help with some of the larger articles, if possible. K y d o n S h a d o w
LaughingReaper ( talk) 21:54, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
LinRhys August 2014. Amateur astronomy. Here to help!
MakeSense64 Astronomy lover.
Marshallsumter ( talk) 00:04, 7 October 2009 (UTC) I would like to have X-ray astronomy be the first science feature article of WikiProject Astronomy and help where I can.
Micasta ( talk) 11:26, 28 February 2009 (UTC) I don't do stargazing, but I sure would love to contribute to theoretical side of astronomy.
Miraculousrandomness 20:31, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
User:Moneya I LOVE ASTRONOMY Moneya ( talk) 20:17, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Mwheatley1990 Amateur Astronomer
Neffyring I',m very interested in astronomy. Hope my knowledge helps.
Nojika 04:07, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Oldfield 10:00, 6 Febrary 2007 (UTC)
Oth ( talk) 17:13, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Orcahuman ( talk) 03:30, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Paul Bedson Amateur Astronomer
Pico del Teide ( talk) member of the British Astronomical Association.
Pinilopi2 - I think that all the humankind's need to explore, grow, learn, and excel beyond what can be felt, touched, seen, etc...; the need to belong to something greater than what we can observe.Thats why Im' interested in Astronomy
Piper2000ca ( talk) 20:45, 2 April 2011 (UTC) Amateur Astronomer - I have a particular fondness for exoplanets and brown dwarfs
PirtleShell ( talk · contribs) 14 Mat 2013 - Physics undergrad. Astrophysics researcher.
Poison the Well 04:22, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
PoizonMyst ( talk) Wikifairy who loves astronomy.
Pookeo9 I love everything about Astronomy, been my hobby since I was 7 and got the pleasure to witness a couple of lunar eclipses.-- Pookeo9
Pradeep ( talk) Working in articles related to Indian astronomy and space.
Pulsar 14:44, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Puzl bustr ( talk) 19:43, 8 November 2009 (UTC) interested in astronomy and astrophysics --
Pyroneutron ( talk) 16:35, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Raydekk ( talk) 18:05, 26 January 2009 (UTC) I'm working on a 3D map of the Milky Way, the Orion Arm with the possibility of viewing all known stars and planets (of certain catalogs).
Retiono Virginian 15:54, 22 April 2007 (UTC). Love space and the universe.
Rhanabanana ( talk · contribs) Astrophysics Undergraduate.
RickV88 - Studying Astrophysics at University.
Riley0143 ( talk · contribs) 14 May 2013 - I love astronomy. Over 8 years of experience in amateur astronomy, currently 14. Reasonable knowledge of astrophysics.
RJH ( )—Lifetime astronomy enthusiast. talk
Rwboa22 21:19, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Sapphire Flame ( talk) 16:24, 9 May 2008 (UTC) Willing to help however I can.
sash424 ( talk · contribs) 11 June 2013 Aerospace Undergraduate. Interested in Astronomy, physics, spaceflight etc.,
10:08, 12 August 2011 (UTC) latest dicoveries in astronomy Sehmeet singh Talk
User:Shreyas Bharadwaj Astronomer
Sjenauvodi ( talk) Research
Some Old Man ( talk) I am just Some Old Man who likes his cane, rocking chair, and rational thought.
User:Soumit ban - Really astronomy is too much exciting
Spencer.mccormick ( talk) 22:05, 31 December 2012 (UTC) - Intrested in space
00:57, 12 August 2008 (UTC) Glad to help with online/computer astronomical programs (Google Maps, Virtual Earth) Star fox Roy
Starstriker7 ( talk) As if my name didn't already give it away. Lol.
Stebbins 19:25, 23 November 2006 (UTC) --
Stellallegra ( talk) 18:39, 10 May 2010 (UTC)- Astrophysicist, traveller and cats-lover. I am working on galaxy clusters and cosmology.
Stratt3000 ( talk) 19:52, 6 October 2009 (UTC) - Hope to help!
SVBurger( talk) 22:04 2012-04-16, MS in astrophysics specializing in dark energy
Terry0051 ( talk) ...researching topics in history of astronomy
Tfr000 ( talk) 20:30, 12 March 2012 (UTC) - Specialties are celestial mechanics and ephemerides.
Thor Dockweiler ( talk) 02:00, 19 September 2008 (UTC); astronomer. --
TitanOne ( talk) 17:28, 11 February 2010 (UTC) Added several new Exoplanets and some are ready for DYK. --
T'Shael 04:44, 12 May 2009 (UTC) MindMeld
Vegasbri ( talk) 17:25, 25 November 2008 (UTC) Astronomy major in college; amateur observer now. :)
Vuerqex ( talk) 03:37, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Wer900 ( talk) - lay person, but I have a specialty in extrasolar planets and their systems
Zaryn ( talk · contribs) Undergrad working in a planetarium. Can copy-edit but can't really do technical bits.
Royalmate3 ( talk · contribs) Astrophysics and Theology major; Mormon apologist. Minoring in History at Yale University
Bayoustarwatch ( talk · contribs) Amateur astronomer
Monochrome Monitor ( talk · contribs) Interested in astronomy and astrophysics. Want to add astronomical objects, particularly those covered on other language wikipedias.
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