He made a number of contributions to mathematics, physics and astronomy .
Gergonne was appointed to the chair of astronomy at the University of Montpellier in 1816.
Newton, too, chose to work principally in the more traditional field of planetary astronomy .
He studied physics as his main subject but took mathematics, astronomy and chemistry as minor subjects.
From his works we know that Kushyar was primarily an astronomer who wrote texts on astronomy and geography.
He held university chairs in astronomy , physics and mathematics as well as working as an architect.
This is an area of astronomy in which amateurs are able to make vital contributions to our knowledge base.
Although he studied mathematics and astronomy at Cambridge, he was also interested in biology.
In 1751 he went to the University of Utrecht to lecture on mathematics and astronomy .
Padua was famous for its medical school and while he was there Copernicus studied both medicine and astronomy .