John Stanley Plaskett

1865 - 1941

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John Stanley Plaskett (November 17, 1865 – October 17, 1941) was a Canadian astronomer. He worked as a machinist, and was offered a job as a mechanician at the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, constructing apparatus and assisting with demonstrations during lectures. He found this so interesting that at the age of 30 he enrolled as an undergraduate in mathematics and physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Stanley Plaskett has received more than 18,597 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. John Stanley Plaskett is the 440th most popular astronomer (up from 472nd in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from Canada (up from 456th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, John Stanley Plaskett ranks 440 out of 531Before him are Ruby Payne-Scott, Paris Pişmiş, George O. Abell, William Rutter Dawes, Charles Piazzi Smyth, and William Henry Smyth. After him are Beatrice Tinsley, Agnes Mary Clerke, Charlotte Moore Sitterly, Michel Giacobini, Patrick Moore, and Harold D. Babcock.

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Among people born in 1865, John Stanley Plaskett ranks 135Before him are Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin, Olavo Bilac, Ángel Ganivet, Louis Borno, Walter Leistikow, and Gustaf Söderström. After him are Hermann Hirt, Vladimir Bogoraz, Charles Sands, Johannes Thiele, Leónidas Plaza, and Walter Frederick Gale. Among people deceased in 1941, John Stanley Plaskett ranks 147Before him are Matt McGrath, Anton Reichenow, Friedrich Engel, Jakob Emanuel Lange, Afife Jale, and Miina Härma. After him are José Leite de Vasconcelos, Ingibjörg H. Bjarnason, Fred Karno, Simon Guggenheim, Yelizaveta Chaikina, and Eduardo Schaerer.

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Among people born in Canada, John Stanley Plaskett ranks 399 out of 1,350Before him are Jacques Parizeau (1930), François Legault (1957), Lochlyn Munro (1966), Monique Mercure (1930), Heather Menzies (1949), and Mark Strand (1934). After him are Christopher Heyerdahl (1963), Jean-Claude Turcotte (1936), Daniel Lanois (1951), John Sparrow David Thompson (1845), Tony Esposito (1943), and Georges St-Pierre (1981).


Among astronomers born in Canada, John Stanley Plaskett ranks 4Before him are Arthur B. McDonald (1943), Hubert Reeves (1932), and James Craig Watson (1838). After him are David H. Levy (1948), Wendy Freedman (1957), Sara Seager (1971), Brett J. Gladman (1966), and Dale Frail (1961).