GALILEO GALILEI, Isaac Newton, William Herschel, William Huggins, George Ellery Hale
, Arthur Eddington, Harlow Shapley, and Edwin Hubble are all nicely profiled in this volume subtitled "The Astro-Physicists.
A George Ellery Hale
Middle School student proved he has all the right moves.
Dedicated in 1897, Yerkes continues to house the world's largest refractor--the 40-inch commissioned by George Ellery Hale
In its first five years, founder George Ellery Hale
used one of the facility's smaller telescopes to reveal the nature of sunspots, dark patches on the sun that had long mystified astronomers.
MWO was founded in 1904 as the brainchild of George Ellery Hale
, a dynamic individual whose fundraising acumen had earlier established Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin and would later gave rise to the 200-inch telescope that now bears his name at Palomar Observatory.
The winners are Jordan Ball, a fourth-grader at Pomelo Drive School in West Hills; Fee Ramos, a sixth-grader at George Ellery Hale
Middle School in Woodland Hills; and Aran Hong, an eighth grader at Sepulveda Middle School in Sepulveda.
Named after George Ellery Hale
, this 150-by-125-kilometer-wide (90-by-80-mile) crater resides just north of the Argyre Basin in Mars's southern hemisphere.
American astronomer George Ellery Hale
was an ardent proponent of the new astrophysics.
ASCENDING THE PRIMITIVE MULE trail to Southern California's remote Wilson's Peak in 1903, solar astronomer George Ellery Hale
, founding director of Yerkes Observatory, envisioned a professional research observatory at the summit that would lead the world in the "New Astronomy"--astrophysics.
Panek explores the discoveries made since Galileo - the findings of William Herschel and George Ellery Hale
, among others, that have forever changed our sense of the universe.
Pickering at Harvard and George Ellery Hale
, thunder of the Yerkes and Mount Wilson observatories, were pioneers in advancing astrophysics, some of those in the old school resented such advances.
Then in 1908 George Ellery Hale
at Mount Wilson Observatory found sunspots to have strong magnetic fields of up to several thousand gauss.