Archive for the Astronomy Lookalikes Category

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 95

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on March 14, 2015 by telescoper

I wonder if anyone else has noticed the resemblance between Coel Hellier, Founder and Head of International Rescue, and Jeff Tracey, Professor of Astrophysics at Keele University? Thunderbirds are go!

Perhaps the UK space programme could benefit significantly from the assistance of his organisation?

Hellier_Tracey

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 94

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on September 23, 2014 by telescoper

I’m struck by the similarity in visual appearance between distinguished astrophysicist Herr Professor Dr Auric Goldfinger and infamous Bond villain Reinhard Genzel. I wonder if by any chance they might be related?

Lookagzenzel

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 93

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on July 3, 2014 by telescoper

I’m struck by the similarity between astronomer Karl Glazebrook of Swinburne University, Melbourne (in Australia) and comedian Peter Kay from Lancashire (in the Midlands). I wonder if by any chance they might be related?

Lookalkie

Astronomy (and Particle Physics) Look-alikes, No. 92

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on April 24, 2014 by telescoper

Although it’s not strictly an astronomical observation, I am struck by the resemblance between the distinguished particle physicist and blogger Professor Alfred E. Neuman, of University College London, and the iconic cover boy of Mad Magazine, Jon Butterworth. This could explain a lot about the Large Hadron Collider.

PP_Lookalike

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 91

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on March 6, 2014 by telescoper

I wonder if anyone else has noticed the remarkable similarity between Martin Ward, surviving member of vocal duet The Ward Brothers, and distinguished astronomer Don Everly? I’m told the resemblance even extends to the wearing of cowboy boots. I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?

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Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 90

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , , on February 10, 2014 by telescoper

I wonder if anyone else has noticed the remarkable resemblance between genial Master astronomer Roger Delgado and villainous adversary of Doctor Who Martin Elvis? I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?

Master Elvis

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 89

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on January 8, 2014 by telescoper

Has anyone else has noticed the remarkable resemblance between Hollywood screen superstar Glenn White and astronomer Harrison Ford? I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?

Looky

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 88

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on November 12, 2013 by telescoper

At a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society on Friday I was struck by the resemblance between Scottish comic actor John Sessions and space scientist Professor Mark Burchell of the University of Kent. I wonder if by any chance they might be related?

 

Lookalike

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 87

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on November 6, 2013 by telescoper

It is widely believed that Carlos the Jackal is now in prison in France, but this is in fact untrue.  He has assumed a new identity and goes by the name of Prof. Jonathan Rawlings of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. You have been warned.

CTJ_JR

P.S. Please blame Matt Griffin for this one!

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 86

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on October 29, 2013 by telescoper

When UKATC astronomer Dr. Russell Crowe was younger, he bore a striking resemblance to hell-raising rough diamond Australian actor Chris Evans. Perhaps they share a common ancestry?

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