John Campbell Brown

British astronomer

John Campbell Brown OBE FRSE (4 February 1947 – 16 November 2019) was a Scottish astronomer. He worked in solar physics. He worked at Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow,[1] and honorary professor at both the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen.

John Campbell Brown
Photograph of John Brown holding a medal
Born(1947-02-04)4 February 1947
Died16 November 2019(2019-11-16) (aged 72)
Known forCold Thick-Target Model

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1984.[2]

Brown died on 16 November 2019 at the age of 72.[3]


  1. "Prof. John Brown, OBE (1947 – 2019)". University of Glasgow. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  2. "RSE List of Fellows" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-03-16.
  3. Massey, Robert (18 November 2019). "Professor John Brown, OBE, 1947-2019". Royal Astronomical Society. Retrieved 18 November 2019.