John Broughton

1952 - Today

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John Broughton (born 1952) is an Australian amateur astronomer and artist. He is among the most prolific discoverers of minor planets worldwide, credited by the Minor Planet Center with more than a thousand discoveries made between 1997 and 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Broughton has received more than 20,148 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). John Broughton is the 487th most popular astronomer (down from 477th in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from Australia (up from 326th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Australian Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, John Broughton ranks 487 out of 532Before him are György Kulin, David C. Jewitt, Thomas Brisbane, A. E. Douglass, John N. Bahcall, and Edward S. Holden. After him are Roy A. Tucker, Hiroshi Kaneda, Robert H. McNaught, Alan Hale, James Ferguson, and Charles W. Juels.

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Among people born in 1952, John Broughton ranks 436Before him are Vaughan Jones, Henrique Mecking, Clarke Peters, Veerappan, Philippe Kahn, and Peter Zoller. After him are Barbara Hendricks, Darya Dontsova, Alexander Gennadiyevich Zaitsev, Adrian Biddle, Caroline Aaron, and Uri Ariel.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Broughton ranks 282 out of 790Before him are Tones and I (2000), Banjo Paterson (1864), Melissa George (1976), Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (1931), Paul Stoddart (1955), and Aurelio Vidmar (1967). After him are Ben Chifley (1885), Simone Young (1961), Herb Elliott (1938), Tim Cahill (1979), Lionel Cox (1930), and Darren Hayes (1972).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Australia

Among astronomers born in Australia, John Broughton ranks 3Before him are Walter Frederick Gale (1865) and Ruby Payne-Scott (1912). After him are Robert H. McNaught (1956).