Charles T. Kowal

1940 - 2011

Charles T. Kowal

Charles Thomas Kowal (November 8, 1940 – November 28, 2011) was an American astronomer known for his observations and discoveries in the Solar System. As a staff astronomer at Caltech's Mount Wilson and Palomar Mountain observatories between 1961 and 1984, he found the first of a new class of Solar System objects, the centaurs, discovered two moons of the planet Jupiter, and discovered or co-discovered a number of asteroids, comets and supernovae. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles T. Kowal has received more than 26,512 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 288th most popular astronomer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 27k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Charles T. Kowals by language


Among astronomers, Charles T. Kowal ranks 289 out of 495Before him are Bart Bok, Grigory Neujmin, Cuno Hoffmeister, Vladimir Albitsky, Peter van de Kamp, and Paul W. Merrill. After him are George Henry Peters, Dirk Brouwer, Karl Christian Bruhns, Otto Lesser, Giovanni Domenico Maraldi, and Louis Boyer.

Most Popular Astronomers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1940, Charles T. Kowal ranks 209Before him are Bruce Beresford, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Uwe Timm, Vladimir Vasiliev, and Aleksandr Ivanchenkov. After him are René Auberjonois, Clive Sinclair, Francesco Guccini, Michel Micombero, Stan Mikita, and Silvio Marzolini. Among people deceased in 2011, Charles T. Kowal ranks 170Before him are Jiří Dienstbier, Ladislav Novák, Arnošt Lustig, Andrée Chedid, Kurt Nielsen, and Andrea True. After him are Lena Nyman, Josip Katalinski, Max van der Stoel, Alfonso Cano, Ingvar Wixell, and Helen Frankenthaler.

Others Born in 1940

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2011

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles T. Kowal ranks 3,836 out of 12,171Before him are Pat Boone (1934), Taylor Lautner (1992), Yogi Berra (1925), Paul Reiser (1957), George Andrew Reisner (1867), and Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935). After him are John Trumbull (1756), Roy J. Plunkett (1910), Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), Laurie Metcalf (1955), Anthony Franciosa (1928), and Michael Richards (1949).