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Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 85

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

I wonder if anyone else has noticed that if Mark Cropper, sinister proprietor of the local shop in Royston Vasey, were to take off his glasses, he would look strangely like astronomer Prof. Edward Tattsyrup of  the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. This is most unsettling. I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?

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Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 84

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

I hadn’t previously noticed the similarity demonstrated in these photographs between zany comedian and character actor Ant Whitworth and my former colleague and happy go-lucky Sunderland supporter Prof. Robin Williams. I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?

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TV Star and Physicist Look-alike?

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

My attention was drawn yesterday to this remarkable photograph of a very young Professor Brian Cox, the famous particle physicist turned astronomer biologist and media star. I believe it was taken while he was a member of a popular beat combo of some sort. Before seeing this picture I hadn’t realized what people meant when they referred to him as a TV celebrity ….

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…geddit? Anyway, I have to say I think the look rather suits him!

I haven’t got time today to trawl the interwebs looking for a lookey-likey, so it’s time for a bit of crowd-sourcing. Anyone care to suggest a celebrity likeness?

P.S. I have done a look-alike for Prof. Cox already.

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 83

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on January 24, 2013 by telescoper

Bad-boy Hollywood actor-director Alberto Vecchio bears a striking resemblance to Birmingham University’s gravitational wave physicist (and former Cardiff University postdoc) Sean Penn. I’ve long suspected that gravitational waves were pure Hollywood, but I’m still looking forward to Advanced LIGO, the movie,  in which our hero single-handedly discovers a stochastic background of tensor perturbations from the epoch of inflation.

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Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 82

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on January 2, 2013 by telescoper

The resemblance between wacky comedian Richard Bower and Durham University astrophysicist Prof. Kenny Everett is too strong to be disguised even by a flamboyant wig. Surely there must be a family connection?

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Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 81

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on December 19, 2012 by telescoper

At the Winter School I attended recently I was struck by the not inconsiderable similarity in both sound and appearance between Dr Jonathan Pritchard of Imperial College and former Prime Minister Sir John Major. Oh yes. I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?

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Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 80

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on December 16, 2012 by telescoper

Apparently, while I was away, Elias Brinks, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur (which seems to be some sort of football team), came to Cardiff to examine a PhD thesis scouting for new players to sign. One of the locals was struck by his resemblance to Andre Villas-Boas, the well-known astrophysicist from the University of Hertfordshire. I wonder if by any chance they might be related?

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