J. Allen Hynek

1910 - 1986

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Josef Allen Hynek (May 1, 1910 – April 27, 1986) was an American astronomer, professor, and ufologist. He is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research. Hynek acted as scientific advisor to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Allen Hynek has received more than 1,039,287 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). J. Allen Hynek is the 81st most popular astronomer (up from 179th in 2019), the 1,189th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,450th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Astronomer.

J. Allen Hynek is most famous for his work in the field of UFO research. He was a professor at Northwestern University and a consultant to the U.S. Air Force on UFOs.

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Among astronomers, J. Allen Hynek ranks 81 out of 532Before him are Ejnar Hertzsprung, Walter Baade, Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Petrus Apianus, Abu Hanifa Dinawari, and Albert Marth. After him are Karl Ludwig Harding, Angelo Secchi, Johann Elert Bode, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, and Johann Adam Schall von Bell.

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Among people born in 1910, J. Allen Hynek ranks 46Before him are August Landmesser, Meša Selimović, Erich Kempka, Edvard Kardelj, Luise Rainer, and Jean-Louis Barrault. After him are António de Spínola, Lobsang Rampa, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Ne Win, Edda Mussolini, and Archer Martin. Among people deceased in 1986, J. Allen Hynek ranks 45Before him are Erik Bruhn, Robert S. Mulliken, Dean Reed, Minoru Yamasaki, Nikolay Semyonov, and Donna Reed. After him are Fritz Albert Lipmann, Michel de Certeau, Otto Preminger, Serge Lifar, Ye Jianying, and Gusztáv Sebes.

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Among people born in United States, J. Allen Hynek ranks 1,189 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Lauterbur (1929), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Richard Donner (1930), Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Mario Lanza (1921), and Edith Wharton (1862). After him are Jim Belushi (1954), Jerome Karle (1918), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Etta James (1938), Joseph Murray (1919), and Eric Roberts (1956).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, J. Allen Hynek ranks 12Before him are Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Asaph Hall (1829), Percival Lowell (1855), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), and Lewis A. Swift (1820). After him are Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Vera Rubin (1928), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), and Annie Jump Cannon (1863).