The Astronomy Genealogy Project

The goal of the Astronomy Genealogy Project (AstroGen) is to list as many as possible of the world's astronomers (and their doctoral theses) with their academic parents (thesis advisors) and enable the reader to trace both academic ancestors and descendants. It is similar to the highly successful Mathematics Genealogy Project, but contains such additional information as links to theses, universities, and astronomers. For much more information about AstroGen, please see the FAQs.

Getting Started

Whether you are just curious about an astronomer and want to learn more, or whether you are a scholar and want to begin using the AstroGen data for historical research, your gateway begins by clicking on Search. You can retrieve data by astronomer, by university, or by country.

We need your help!

All the data on this site have been collected by volunteers. Please help expand AstroGen by sending us Additions and Corrections or by volunteering to take on specific tasks such as updating listings from a university or country or translating thesis titles from a particular language.