Full Moon Atlas ⚪ Lunar Crater Catalog [B]

Craters on Earth’s Moon beginning with the letter B.

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Feature Name

Lat

Long

Diam

Origin

Baade

44.8S

81.8W

55

Wilhelm Heinrich Walter ~ (1893-1960), German-American astronomer;
discovered the asteroids Hidalgo and Icarus.

Babakin

20.8S

123.3E

20

Georgi N. ~ (1914-1971), Soviet space scientist.

Babbage

59.7N

57.1W

143

Charles ~ (1792-1871), British
mathematician; credited with having conceived
the first automatic digital computer.

Babcock

4.2N

93.9E

99

Harold Delos ~ (1882-1968), American astronomer,
physicist; his son, Horace Welcome ~ (1912- ), is also a noted
astronomer and physicist.

Back

1.1N

80.7E

35

Ernst E. A. ~ (1881-1959), German physicist.

Backlund

16.0S

103.0E

75

Jöns Oskar ~ (1846-1916), Swedish-born Russian astronomer.

Bacon

51.0S

19.1E

69

Roger ~ (c. 1214-1294), British natural philosopher,
optician.

Baillaud

74.6N

37.5E

89

Édouard Benjamin (1848-1934), French astronomer.

Bailly

66.5S

69.1W

287

Jean Sylvain ~ (1736-1793), French astronomer.

Baily

49.7N

30.4E

26

Francis ~ (1774-1844), British astronomer.

Balandin

18.9S

152.6E

12

A. A. ~ (1898-1967), Soviet chemist.

Balboa

19.1N

83.2W

69

Vasco Nunez de ~ (1475-1517), Spanish explorer.

Baldet

53.3S

151.1W

55

Francois ~ (1885-1964), French astronomer.

Ball

35.9S

8.4W

41

William ~ (?-1690), British astronomer.

Balmer

20.3S

69.8E

138

Johann Jakob ~ (1825-1898), Swiss mathematician, physician.

Balzac

8.0S

95.0E

39

Honoré de ~ (1799-1850), French author ("The
Human Comedy").

Banachiewicz

5.2N

80.1E

92

Tadeusz ~ (1882-1954), Polish astronomer, mathematician.

Bancroft

28.0N

6.4W

13

W. D. ~ (1867-1953), American scientist and educator;
performed early experiments in cloud seeding.

Banting

26.6N

16.4E

5

Sir Frederick Grant ~ (1891-1941), Canadian doctor and
researcher, Nobel
laureate; discovered insulin.

Barbier

23.8S

157.9E

66

Daniel ~ (1907-1965), French astronomer.

Barkla

10.7S

67.2E

42

Charles Glover ~
(1877-1944), British physicist; Nobel laureate.

Barnard

29.5S

85.6E

105

Edward E. ~ (1857-1923), American astronomer.

Barocius

44.9S

16.8E

82

Franciscus ~ [Francesco Barozzi] (?-fl.1570), Italian mathematician.

Barringer

28.0S

149.7W

68

Daniel M. ~ (1860-1929), American engineer, geologist.

Barrow

71.3N

7.7E

92

Isaac ~ (1630-1677), British mathematician.

Bartels

24.5N

89.8W

55

Julius ~ (1899-1964), German geophysicist.

Baudelaire

23.2S

123.1E

15

Pierre Charles ~ ( 1821-1867), French poet; noted as
"the father of modern criticism."

Bawa

25.3S

102.6E

1

African male name.

Bayer

51.6S

35.0W

47

Johann ~ (1572-1625), German astronomer; devised the
system of identifying all stars visible to the naked eye by
assigning each visible star in a constellation one of the 24 Greek
letters.

Beals

37.3N

86.5E

48

Carlyle F. ~ (1899-1979), Canadian astronomer.

Beaumont

18.0S

28.8E

53

Leonce Elie de ~ (1798-1874), French geologist.

Becquerel

40.7N

129.7E

65

Antoine H. ~ (1852-1908), French physicist; Nobel laureate.

Beer

27.1N

9.1W

9

Wilhelm ~ (1797-1850), German astronomer.

Behaim

16.5S

79.4E

55

Martin ~ (1459-1507), German navigator and
cartographer; his Nürnberg Terrestrial Globe is the earliest globe
extant.

Beijerinck

13.5S

151.8E

70

Martinus W. ~ (1851-1931), Dutch botanist.

Beketov

16.3N

29.2E

8

Nikolay Nikolayevich ~ (1827-1911), Russian chemist;
considered the father of physics and chemistry.

Bel’kovich

61.1N

90.2E

214

Igor V. ~ (1904-1949), Soviet astronomer.

Bela

24.7N

2.3E

11

Slavic female name.

Bell

21.8N

96.4W

86

Alexander Graham ~ (1847-1922), Scottish-American inventor
of the telephone; also helped develop the aileron, the movable
section of an airplane wing that controls roll, with aviator Glenn
Hammond Curtiss.

Bellinsgauze

60.6S

 164.6W

63

Faddey F. ~(1778-1852), Russian explorer.

Bellot

12.4S

48.2E

17

Joseph Rene ~ (1826-1853), French explorer.

Belopol’skiy

17.2S

128.1W

59

Aristarch A. ~ (1854-1934), Russian astronomer.

Belyaev (Běljajev)

23.3N

143.5E

54

Pavel Ivanovič ~ (1925-1970), Soviet cosmonaut;
was on board Voskhod 2 when Alexei Leonov made history’s first space
walk.

Benedict

4.4N

141.5E

14

Francis Gano ~(1870-1957), American chemist and
physiologist.

Bergman

7.0N

137.5E

21

Torbern Olof ~ (1735-1784), Swedish chemist,
physicist, mineralogist and astronomer; developed a theory of
chemical affinity, made improvements in the methods of chemical
analysis and in the classification of rocks, and performed important
research in crystallography.

Bergstrand

18.8S

176.3E

43

Carl Östen Emanuel ~ (1873-1948), Swedish astronomer.

Berkner

25.2N

105.2W

86

Lloyd V. ~ (1905-1967), American geophysicist.

Berlage

63.2S

162.8W

92

Hendrik P. ~ (1896-1968), Dutch geophysicist and meteorologist.

Bernini

14.9N

30.0E

7

Gianlorenzo ~ (1598-1680), Italian sculptor, painter
and architect.

Bernoulli (Bernouilli)

35.0N

60.7E

47

Jacob (Jacques) ~ (1654-1705), Swiss mathematician
whose Ars Conjectandi (posthumously published in 1713) is
still considered the most significant work on the theory of
probability; Jean (Johann) ~ (1667-1748), Swiss mathematician and
pioneer in calculus.

Berosus

33.5N

69.9E

74

~ the Chaldean (?-c.
250 B.C.), Babylonian astronomer.

Berzelius

36.6N

50.9E

50

Jons Jakob ~ (1779-1848), Swedish chemist.

Bessarion

14.9N

37.3W

10

Johannes ~ (c. 1369-1472), Greek scholar.

Bessel

21.8N

17.9E

15

Friedrich Wilhelm ~ (1784-1846), German astronomer.

Bettinus

63.4S

44.8W

71

Mario ~ (1582-1657), Italian mathematician and astronomer.

Bevcvavr

1.9S

125.2E

67

Antonin ~ (1901-1965), Czechoslovakian astronomer.

Bhabha

55.1S

164.5W

64

Homi J. ~ (1909-1966), Indian physicist.

Bianchini

48.7N

34.3W

38

Francesco ~ (1662-1729), Italian astronomer.

Biela

54.9S

51.3E

76

Wilhelm von ~ (1782-1856), Austrian astronomer.

Bilharz

5.8S

56.3E

43

Theodore Maximillian ~ (1825-1862), German doctor and
pathologist.

Billy

13.8S

50.1W

45

Jacques de ~ (1602-1679), French mathematician.

Bingham

8.1N

115.1E

33

Hiram ~ (1875-1956), American explorer; discovered
"lost city" of Machu Picchu.

Biot

22.6S

51.1E

12

Jean-Baptiste ~ (1774-1862), French astronomer.

Birkeland

30.2S

173.9E

82

Olaf K. ~ (1867-1917), Norwegian physicist.

Birkhoff

58.7N

146.1W

345

George D. ~ (1884-1944), American mathematician.

Birmingham

65.1N

10.5W

92

John ~ (1829-1884), Irish astronomer.

Birt

22.4S

8.5W

16

William R. ~ (1804-1881), British selenographer.

Bjerknes

38.4S

113.0E

48

Vilhelm F. K. ~ (1862-1951), Norwegian physicist.

Black

9.2S

80.4E

18

Joseph ~ (1728-1799), French chemist.

Blackett

37.5S

116.1W

141

Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart ~ (1897-1974), British
physicist and Nobel laureate; awarded for his development of the
Wilson cloud chamber method and his resultant discoveries in nuclear
physics and cosmic radiation.

Blagg

1.3N

1.5E

5

Mary Adela ~ (1858-1944), British astronomer.

Blancanus

63.8S

21.4W

117

Giuseppe Biancani (Josephus ~) (1566-1624), Italian
mathematician and astronomer.

Blanchard

58.5S

94.4W

40

J.P. ~ (1753-1809), French aeronaut.

Blanchinus

25.4S

2.5E

61

~, or Giovanni Bianchini (?-fl.1458), Italian astronomer.

Blazhko

31.6N

148.0W

54

Sergei Nikolaevich ~ (1870-1956), Soviet astronomer.

Bobillier

19.6N

15.5E

6

Etienne ~ (1798-1840), French geometer, best known for
his work on polars of curves and of algebraic surfaces.

Bobone

26.9N

131.8W

31

Jorge ~ (1901-1958), Argentinean astronomer.

Bode

6.7N

2.4W

18

Johann Elert ~ (1747-1826), German astronomer; his Uranographia
is considered the last great work of the golden age of celestial
cartography.

Boethius

5.6N

72.3E

10

~ (c.480-524), Greek physicist.

Boguslawsky

72.9S

43.2E

97

Palon Heinrich Ludwig von ~ (1789-1851), German astronomer.

Bohnenberger

16.2S

40.0E

33

Johann Gottlob Friedrich von ~ (1765-1831), German
astronomer.

Bohr

12.4N

86.6W

71

Niels Henrik David ~ (1885-1962), Danish physicist and
Nobel laureate; first to apply the quantum theory, which restricts
the energy of a system to certain discrete values, to the problem of
atomic and molecular structure.

Bok

20.2S

171.6W

45

Bart Jan ~ (1906-1983), Dutch-American
astronomer known for his work on the structure and evolution of the
Milky Way; discovered "Bok globules," small dark clouds
observable against the background of bright nebulae;
Also
Priscilla
Fairfield ~ (1896-1975), American astronomer and co-author of The
Milky Way
(written with her husband, Bart J. Bok), a
comprehensive account of modern galactic research.

Boltzmann

74.9S

90.7W

76

Ludwig E. ~ (1844-1906), Austrian physicist.

Bolyai

33.6S

125.9E

135

Janos ~ (1802-1860), Hungarian mathematician.

Bombelli

5.3N

56.2E

10

Raphael ~ (1526-1572), Italian engineer-architect and mathematician.

Bondarenko

17.8S

136.3E

30

Valentin Vasilyevich ~ (1937-1961), Soviet cosmonaut;
killed while training in simulator.

Bonpland

8.3S

17.4W

60

Aime ~ (1773-1858), French botanist.

Boole

63.7N

87.4W

63

George ~ (1815-1864), self-taught British mathematician
and father of Boolean algebra.

Borda

25.1S

46.6E

44

Jean Charles ~ (1733-1799), French astronomer.

Borel

22.3N

26.4E

4

Felix Edouard Emile ~ (1871-1956), French mathematician.

Boris

30.6N

33.5W

10

Russian male name.

Borman

38.8S

147.7W

50

Frank ~ (1928-), American astronaut, engineer,
educator and businessman; flew on Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions, later
served as head of Eastern Airlines.

Born

6.0S

66.8E

14

Max ~ (1882-1970), German physicist.

Boscovich

9.8N

11.1E

46

Ruggiero Giuseppe ~ (1711-1787), Italian physicist.

Bose

53.5S

168.6W

91

Jagadis C. ~ (1858-1937), Indian botanist and
physicist.

Boss

45.8N

89.2E

47

Lewis ~ (1846-1912), American astronomer.

Bouguer

52.3N

35.8W

22

Pierre ~ (1698-1758), French hydrographer; one of the
founders of the science of photometry.

Boussingault

70.2S

54.6E

142

Jean Baptiste Dieudonné ~ (1802-1887), French
agricultural chemist; credited with the idea of agricultural field
experiments.

Bowditch

25.0S

103.1E

40

Nathaniel ~ (1773-1848), American navigator and
mathematician.

Bowen

17.6N

9.1E

8

Ira Sprague ~ (1898-1973), American astronomer.

Boyle

53.1S

178.1E

57

Robert ~ (1627-1691), British natural philosopher and chemist.

Brackett

17.9N

23.6E

8

Frederick Sumner ~ (1896-1972), American physicist and
astronomer.

Bragg

42.5N

102.9W

84

William Henry ~ (1862-1942), English-Australian
physicist, Nobel
laureate; shared with his son, W. L. Bragg, the 1915 Nobel Prize
in Physics for their studies of X-ray spectra, X-ray diffraction and
crystal structure

Brashear

73.8S

170.7W

55

Dr. John Alfred ~ (1840-1920), American astronomer,
educator and optician; rose from Pittsburgh’s steel mills to become
a world-renowned maker of telescopes and precision scientific
instruments.

Brayley

20.9N

36.9W

14

Edward William ~ (1801-1870), British geographer.

Bredikhin

17.3N

158.2W

59

Fedor A. ~ (1831-1904), Russian astronomer.

Breislak

48.2S

18.3E

49

Scipione ~ (1748-1826), Italian chemist, geologist and
mathematician.

Brenner

39.0S

39.3E

97

Leo ~ (1855-1928), Austrian astronomer; devised early
maps of Mars.

Brewster

23.3N

34.7E

10

Sir David ~ (1781-1868), Scottish optician; inventor
of the kaleidoscope.

Brianchon

75.0N

86.2W

134

Charles J. ~ (1783-1864), French mathematician.

Bridgman

43.5N

137.1E

80

Percy Williams ~ (1882-1961), American physicist;
awarded 1946 Nobel Prize in physics "for the invention of an
apparatus to produce extremely high pressures, and for the
discoveries he made therewith in the field of high pressure
physics."

Briggs

26.5N

69.1W

37

Henry ~ (1556-1630), British mathematician.

Brisbane

49.1S

68.5E

44

Sir Thomas ~ (1770-1860), Scottish astronomer.

Bronk

26.1N

134.5W

64

Detlev Wulf ~ (1897-1975), American neurophysiologist.

Brouwer

36.2S

126.0W

158

Dirk ~ (1902-1966), American astronomer;
Also Luitzen
Egbertus Jan ~ (1881-1966), Dutch mathematician and astronomer.

Brown

46.4S

17.9W

34

Ernest William ~ (1866-1938), British astronomer, mathematician.

Bruce

1.1N

0.4E

6

Catherine Wolfe ~ (1816-1900), American philanthropist
and astronomer; the prestigious Bruce
Gold Medal
, awarded annually for excellence in astronomy, is
named in her honor.

Brunner

9.9S

90.9E

53

William O. ~ (1878-1958), Swiss astronomer.

Buch

38.8S

17.7E

53

Christian Leopold von ~ (1774-1853), German geologist.

Buffon

40.4S

133.4W

106

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de ~ (1707-1788), French natural
historian;
remembered for his comprehensive work on natural history, Histoire
naturelle, générale et particulière
.

Buisson

1.4S

112.5E

56

Henri ~ (1873-1944), French physicist and astronomer.

Bullialdus

20.7S

22.2W

60

Ismael Boulliaud, or ~ (1605-1694), French astronomer.

Bunsen

41.4N

85.3W

52

Robert Wilhelm ~ (1811-1899), German chemist and
inventor; among his inventions: the carbon-zinc electric cell, the
grease-spot photometer, the filter pump, the ice calorimeter and the
vapor calorimeter. He was the first to find magnesium in its
metallic state and study its physical and chemical properties.
Although his name is most often associated with the Bunsen burner,
he reportedly contributed little to its development.

Burckhardt

31.1N

56.5E

56

Johann Karl ~ (1773-1825), German astronomer.

Burg

45.0N

28.2E

39

Johann Tobias ~ (1766-1834), Austrian astronomer.

Burnham

13.9S

7.3E

24

Sherburne Wesley ~ (1838-1921), American astronomer.

Busching

38.0S

20.0E

52

Anton Friedrich ~ (1724-1793), German geographer and
educator who helped develop a scientific basis for the study of
geography.

Butlerov

12.5N

108.7W

40

Aleksandr Mikhaylovich ~ (1828-1886), Russian chemist;
advanced the theory of structure in chemistry.

Buys Ballot

20.8N

174.5E

55

Christoph Heinrich Diedrich ~ (1817-1890), Dutch meteorologist;
developed a standardized system for representing meteorological
findings.

Byrd

85.3N

9.8E

93

Richard Evelyn ~ (1888-1957), American adventurer,
aviator and navigator; legendary Polar explorer.

Byrgius

24.7S

65.3W

87

Joost Burgi, or ~ (1552-1632), Swiss horologist.

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