James W. Christy

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James Walter "Jim" Christy (born September 15, 1938) is an American astronomer known for discovering Charon, the largest moon of the dwarf planet Pluto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James W. Christy has received more than 59,547 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. James W. Christy is the 345th most popular astronomer (down from 208th in 2019), the 4,926th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,135th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular American Astronomer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 60k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of James W. Christies by language

Over the past year James W. Christy has had the most page views in the with 8,337 views, followed by Russian (1,584), and Chinese (1,236). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bulgarian (80.34%), Slovenian (65.25%), and Hungarian (57.40%)


Among astronomers, James W. Christy ranks 345 out of 644Before him are Lyudmila Zhuravleva, Daniel Kirkwood, Adriaan van Maanen, Edward Sabine, Hugo von Seeliger, and Charles Dillon Perrine. After him are Frank Muller, Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, Takeshi Urata, Eugene Parker, Herbert Friedman, and Hervé Faye.

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Among people born in 1938, James W. Christy ranks 301Before him are Gimax, Mahmoud El-Gohary, Torgny Lindgren, Scilla Gabel, Antonio Maria Vegliò, and Marita Lindahl. After him are Michael Verhoeven, Teresa de Lauretis, Bruno Bozzetto, Mohammed Hamza Zubeidi, Jaki Liebezeit, and Stephen Breyer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James W. Christy ranks 4,926 out of 20,380Before him are Julie Benz (1972), Anthony Zerbe (1936), Joe Montana (1956), Dorothy Lamour (1914), Saul Zaentz (1921), and Alex Rocco (1936). After him are Eileen Ryan (1927), Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774), James Russell Lowell (1819), Whitcomb L. Judson (1846), John Lewis (1920), and Seann William Scott (1976).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, James W. Christy ranks 62Before him are Adam Riess (1969), Lewis Boss (1846), Alvan Clark (1804), Raymond Smith Dugan (1878), Daniel Kirkwood (1814), and Charles Dillon Perrine (1867). After him are Frank Muller (1862), Eugene Parker (1927), Herbert Friedman (1916), Heber Doust Curtis (1872), Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911), and Alvan Graham Clark (1832).