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 1,118,138 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). J. Allen Hynek is the 99th most popular astronomer (down from 81st in 2019), the 1,509th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,188th in 2019) and the 17th most popular 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 99 out of 531Before him are David Fabricius, Johann Elert Bode, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, William Huggins, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, and Karl Ludwig Hencke. After him are James Van Allen, Mary Somerville, Reinhard Genzel, Frank Drake, Edward Charles Pickering, and George Biddell Airy.

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Among people born in 1910, J. Allen Hynek ranks 56Before him are John Sturges, Shunichi Kumai, Miguel Najdorf, Dorothy Vaughan, Imi Lichtenfeld, and Tjalling Koopmans. After him are Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Pavel Batitsky, Sergey Gorshkov, Edda Mussolini, Said bin Taimur, and Francisco Varallo. Among people deceased in 1986, J. Allen Hynek ranks 50Before him are Adolfo Celi, Serge Lifar, Raymond Loewy, Ye Jianying, Coluche, and Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock. After him are Theodor Busse, Nikolay Semyonov, Ray Milland, Gunnar Björnstrand, Sterling Hayden, and Juan Rulfo.

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Among people born in United States, J. Allen Hynek ranks 1,509 out of 18,182Before him are Chris Cornell (1964), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Janet Gaynor (1906), and J. Michael Bishop (1936). After him are Pat Nixon (1912), Art Blakey (1919), Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), Betty Friedan (1921), Gus Grissom (1926), and Jeffery Deaver (1950).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, J. Allen Hynek ranks 17Before him are Percival Lowell (1855), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941). After him are James Van Allen (1914), Frank Drake (1930), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), Henry Norris Russell (1877), and Harlow Shapley (1885).