Charles W. Juels

1944 - 2009

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Charles W. Juels (1944 – January 21, 2009) was an American amateur astronomer and psychiatrist by profession, who became a prolific discoverer of minor planets after his retirement.Juels was born in New York City in 1944, and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1969 he graduated from Cincinnati College of Medicine. After his retirement as a psychiatrist in Phoenix, Arizona, he began hunting for minor planets at his private Fountain Hills Observatory, in Fountain Hills, Arizona. He quickly became noted when he was credited with the discovery of 65 numbered minor planets during the first 18 months of his short career as a discoverer of minor planets.In total, Juels is credited by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) with the discovery of 475 minor planets made between 1999 and 2003, and ranks as one of the world's top discoverers on the MPC charts.In December 2002, Juels and Paulo R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles W. Juels has received more than 14,701 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Charles W. Juels is the 517th most popular astronomer (down from 492nd in 2019), the 10,493rd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,039th in 2019) and the 112th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Charles W. Juels ranks 517 out of 531Before him are Fernand Rigaux, Ernest Esclangon, Kenzo Suzuki, Thomas Bopp, John Broughton, and James Ferguson. After him are Merieme Chadid, Ewine van Dishoeck, A. E. Douglass, György Kulin, Jane Luu, and Kin Endate.

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Among people born in 1944, Charles W. Juels ranks 579Before him are Spartaco Landini, Michael Aschbacher, Akitsugu Konno, Erich Hamann, Roman Dzindzichashvili, and Yang Song-guk. After him are Buchi Emecheta, Igor Tselovalnikov, Loren Shriver, David M. Walker, Jon E. Ahlquist, and David Gerrold. Among people deceased in 2009, Charles W. Juels ranks 328Before him are Kálmán Markovits, Raúl Magaña, Rashidi Kawawa, Mohamed M. Atalla, Sidney Wood, and Rolf Rüssmann. After him are Elizaveta Mukasei, Lucy Gordon, Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro, Stephen Gately, Louie Bellson, and Anna-Maria Müller.

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Among people born in United States, Charles W. Juels ranks 10,493 out of 18,182Before him are Lisa Brennan-Jobs (1978), Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1904), Max Baucus (1941), Shannyn Sossamon (1978), Mark Sandrich (1900), and Eric Trump (1984). After him are Mary Anderson (1859), Hank Greenberg (1911), Wally Ris (1924), Stephen Schwartz (1948), Scott Grimes (1971), and Natalie Martinez (1984).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Charles W. Juels ranks 112Before him are Irwin I. Shapiro (1929), David L. Rabinowitz (1960), Roy A. Tucker (1951), Marc Aaronson (1950), Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905), and Thomas Bopp (1949). After him are A. E. Douglass (1867), Christian Pollas (1947), Geoffrey Marcy (1954), Scott S. Sheppard (1977), Peter Goldreich (1939), and Chad Trujillo (1973).