Archive for Astronomy Lookalikes

Astronomy Look-alikes No. 100

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes, Cardiff, Television with tags , , , on September 16, 2020 by telescoper

I haven’t done any of these for a while, but last night I was surprised to see Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University on television for the second time in a week so I couldn’t resist. I wonder how while discovering phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus she finds the time to play Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in the popular detective series Vera?

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 76

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on May 23, 2012 by telescoper

On many occasions I’ve been struck by the striking resemblance between British astronomer Phil Charles and Australian comedian, satirist and character actor Barry Humphries.

Phil Charles

Barry Humphries

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 75

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on May 1, 2012 by telescoper

It has been brought to my attention that I haven’t done any of these for a while so I’ll attempt to re-start my series of Astronomy Look-alikes by pointing out that X-ray astronomer Martin Elvis bears a not inconsiderable likeness to former lead vocal artist of the popular beat combo Genesis, Peter Gabriel. I wonder if, by any chance, they might be related?