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Foster Abney
An electronics engineer. 

Abraham
In a book of Genesis, Abraham is said to describe burning lights which could be referreing to auroral display on the sky.

Aeschylus and Hippocrates
Student of Hippocrates. He produced text which could refer to auroral phenomena. 

Ahmed ibn-Fadlan

Arab traveler who wrote a fanciful description of a red cloud with sound effect seen on on 11 May 922 A.D while visiting the capital of the King of the Bulgar (today’s Bulgaria).

Conrad Aiken

American poet and novelist  who wrote a poem Tigermine featuring aurora borealis.

Syun Akasofu

Professor at the Geophysical laboratory Alaska. In 1964, he observed a sequence of systematic and characteristic auroral displays which he called the auroral "substorm".

  Hannes Alfvén
Swedish physicist awarded by the Nobel Prize citation for Physics in 1970 for his work in magnetohydrodynamics and auroral physics. 

Amanuensis
The pen name of an author who—in his work Mathematical, Geometrical and Philosophical Delights (1792)—proposed one of the magnetic theories of auror.

Nathaniel Ames
Nathaniel Ames' Almahack of 1731 claimed that the first appearance of an aurora in New England was on the 11 December 1719.
 
Roald Amundsen

Norwegian polar explorer ( 1872-1928) and first man to reach the South Pole.
   
Anaxagoras 
A likely author of the first definitve Greek report concering an auroral display from 467 B.C.

Anaximenes 
Greek philosopher who lived in 5th century B.C. and wrote of "inflammable exhalations from the earth."

Alfred Angot

French scientist who served as a Director of Central Burea for meteorology in Paris and author of The Aurora Borealis published in 1896.
 
Anders Jonas Ångström
Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy.  He was the first, in 1867, to examine the spectrum of the aurora borealis.

Dominique François Jean Arago
He is regarded as having proved the long-suspected connexion between the aurora borealis and magnetic variations.  His auroral catalog in Meteorological Essays (1855) also mentions "fiery spears" in the years 918 and 919. 

Aristotle    
He observed the aurora personally, probably witnessing witnessing the displays of 349 and 344 B.C. 
He wrote about phenomena employing the term chasmata) in his treatise Meteorologica.

Svante Arrhenius   
Physisist, chemist and Nobel prize laureate who also explored aurora, for example, in his La cause de l'aurore boreale (1902).


Arthur (King)

Attila

Aytoun W.E.  

Babcock H.D.

Baly E. C.C.

Banks J.  
Barr E.
Baschin O.
Batorij S.
Bauer W.
Baumhauer M. E.H.  -
Beals C.S.
Becquerel H.   
BellingshausenT.  
Benediktsson E.
Berkner L.
Bernard R.
Bertholen A.
Beyer A.P.  
Bierman L.  
Biot J.B.  
Birkeland K.  -  
  
Birkeland O.
Biscoe J.
Bock C.
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Bout A.
Bradley F.
Bradley L.
Brendel M.  
BriggsJ.M.
Brjus J.V.
Bronowski J.
Browning R. -
Buddha
Burns R.  
Bush D.
Butler H.R.
Byrd R.E.  
Byron G.  
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Caesar J.  
Camden  
Canton J.  
Capron J.R.      
Carlheim-Gyllensk•ld V.  
Carrington R.   
Castro Medice R.  
Cavendish H. ix  
Celsius A. ix  
Chapman S.     

Chaucer G  
Chew S
Church F.
Coates
Coleridge S.T.  
Collins W  
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Cook J.  
Cranch C.P.  
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Creutzer P.  
Crookes W.
Crowder W.
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Dalton J. ix       
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Daniken E.
Davidialuk D.
Day J.  
Deacock W.
de la Rive M.A.  -
de Mairan (see Mairan)
Democritus
Derham W. -
Derwentwater Lord
Desaguliers M.
Descartes R. ix  
Devik K.
Devik O.  
Dickenson E.  
Dietrichsen W.
Dionysius  
D.J.A.M.R.D.C.
Dortous de Mairan (see Mairan)
Dostoyevsky F.M.
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Easley J.A.
Eather R.H. -   
  
Eddy J.A.
Edlund E.  
Egede H.
Eigen M.
Einstein A. vi
Eliot T.S.
Episcopus I.
Equalaq
Ernemann
Estanda
Euler L. ix      
Ezekiel  
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Farquharson J.
Fastie W.G.
Feldstein Y. I.  
Felka
Ferraro V. C.A.  
Foran J.K.  
Foster J.R.  
Francois M.
Franklin B. viii ix    -  
Franklin J.  
Frederick III
Freya
Fritz H.      -
Frobesius J.N.
Frtieauff N D
Fulke W  
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Gabor D
Galileo G' ix
Gardner h•.B.
Garriott O.K.
Gartlein C.W.    
Gassendi P. ix -  
Gauss C. F ix
Gay Lussac J.L.
Geinzius G.  
Gemma C.  
Gervasius
Gilbert W.  
Gmelin J.G.
Goethe W.  
Gold T.  
Goldstein E.  
Gough J.
Greely A.W.  
Greenwood I.  
Gregory of Tours  
Guidicci M.
Haavio M.
Halley E. ix       
     
Haliburton J.C.
Hamilton S.  
Hannibal
Hansteen C.  
H•uy M. R.J.
Hawksbee F.  
H.C.B.
Hearne S.   
He-Holds-The-Earth
Heikkila W.
Heinsius (see Geinzius)
Heitman J.
Hellman G.
Henkel
Herrick E.C.  
Hesiod
Heyl P.R.
Hiawatha
H iorter O.P.  
Hippocrates
Hitler A.
Hodgson R.
Holden A.P.
Holyoke E.A.  
Homer v
Hopkins G.M. -
Hughes K.J.
Hulburt E.O.  
Humboldt A. ix  
Italicus S.
Ithenhiela
Jacka F.
Jacob V.
Jaikema F.
Jeremiah  
Jesse O.
J. F.R. -
Job
Johannsen
Jones J.
Justin II
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K•mtz (Kaemtz) L.F.
Kaufman B.
Keats J.  
Keimatsu M.
Kenmure Lord
Kennedy J.F.
Kepler J. ix
Kirill (Monk)  
Kirwan R.
Knox T.W.
Kochen
Kraft W.G.  
Layamon
Lemstrt•m S.  -   
Lewis R.
Libes M.  
Lindemann F.A.  
Link F.
Livy
Lomonosov M.V.  -  
Longfellow H.W.  
Loomis E.       
Lord J.V.  
Lovering J.  
Lucanas M.
Lucretius.
Ludwig G.
LycosthenesC.     
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Magnus G.
Mairan J. J.D.       
        
Maraldi M.
Marensson J.A.
Marsh B.V.
Marston G.
Masterman J.
Mather C.  
Mathew of Westminster
Mathieu of Edesse
Maunder E.W.  
Mawson D.  
Mayer (see Meyer)
McAdie A.  
Mcllwain C. E.  
McLennan J.C.  
Medice R. C. (see Castro Medice)
Meinel A.B.
Mende S.B.     
 
Menshutkin
Mercredi
Meredith C.H.
Meyer F.C.
Milman H.H.  
Milton J.  
Mion P. -
Mohammed
Moltke H.  -
Monge M.  
Mozer F.  
Muncke G.W.
Musschenbroek P.  
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Naainas
Nadubovich Y.A.
Nanahboozho
Nansen F.    
Neubrigensis G.
Noceti C.  
Nordland O.
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O'Brien B.J.   
Obsequens J.
Odin
Ogilvie W.
Olmsted D.     
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Palmer J.C.
Parrot G.F.
Parry W.E.  
Pastore J.
Paulsen A.  
Payer J.
Peter the Great  
Petrie W.
Philip of Macedonia
Pius XI
Plant• G.  
Plinythe Elder  
Plutarch
Podgorny I.M.  
Ponting H.G.  
Pontoppidan E. -  
Proctor R.A.  
Puskin A.S.
Quetelet A.
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Radowitz Baron von
Ramsey W.
Rasmussen K.
Reed W.
Reyesde Castro (see Castro Medice)
Rhoden A.
Richardson J.
Robert C. G.D.
Roberts W.O.
Robertson T.A.
Robie T.
Roederer J.G.
Ross J.C.
Rowell G.A.
Rust C.R.
Savage R.
Schove D.J.  
Schuster A.  
Scott R.F.  -
Scott W.  
Sedden Rev.
Seneca ix   
Service R. vi   -
Sewall S.  
Sguario E.
Shackleton E.H.   
Shakespeare W.  
Shrum G.M.
Silberman M.S.-J.
Silverman S.   
Singer S.F.
Siple P.
Siscoe G.L.
Smart C.  
Smyth P.  
Solzhenitsyn A. I.
Southey R.  
Spence J.
Starck C.H.
Stevens W.  -
Stiles E.  
Stockmar Baron
Stokes F.W.
St•rmer C.   -  
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Stothers R.  
Sullivan W.
Symmes J.C.
Synge J.M.
Szent-Gyorgi A.
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Tacitus P.C.
Tatiscev V.N.  
Taylor B.  
Taylor B.F.  
Tennyson A.  
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Thomson J. -
Thomson J.J.
Tiberius
Toll' E.V.  
Traprock W. E.
Tromholt S.      

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Trumbull B.
Tuan T.F.  
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Ulff C.
UIIoa D.  
Unterweger J.  -
Urbano P.
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Van Allen J.  
Vaussenat C.X.  
Veeder M.A.
Vegard L.  
Vespasian T.
Virgil  
Volta A. ix  
von Braun W.
Vrangel (see Wrangel)
Vysehrad C.
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Wagner R.
Wakeham C.
Weber E.J.  
Wegener L.  
Weinstein B.
Weisskopf V.
Westphal D.  
Weyprecht K.   
White R.  
Whitman W.  
Whittier J.G.  
Whymper F.
Wilcke J.C.
Wilcox C.
Wilkes C.  
Williams D.J.
Wilson E.A.    
Wilson R.
Winn J.S.
Winthrop J.  
Winthrop J. (Gov.)  
Wolf C.  
Wolf R.
Wolfius (see Wolf C.)
Wordsworth W.  
Wrangel F.P.  
X-Z
Xenophanes
Young E.
Young T.  
Zechariah
Z•lner F.



 
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