George Ellery Hale

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Noun1.George Ellery Hale - United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
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George Ellery Hale was born June 29,1868, into a wealthy Chicago family that encouraged his science interests.
In April 1916, the National Academy of Sciences, led by astronomer George Ellery Hale, drafted a proposal to create the National Research Council (NRC) as a way of mobilizing American scientists to help solve the military's scientific and technical problems.
The chapter 'Bigger is Better' covers the series of telescopes promoted by George Ellery Hale, from the 40-inch Yerkes to the 200-inch Palomar.
George Ellery Hale. Its site, 5,704 feet above sea level in the Sierra Madre mountains, enjoys ideal conditions for both stellar and solar astronomy, and the arrival in 1908 of what was then the world's largest actively used telescope helped make it the source of a disproportionate number of the major astrophysical discoveries of the first half of the twentieth century.
The astronomer George Ellery Hale was one of the original advisors to the Carnegie Institution, and he was instrumental in convincing it to agree in 1904 to support construction of a telescope on Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains outside Pasadena.
George Ellery Hale, who started the project, had died in 1938.
When George Ellery Hale founded the observatory, he noticed that there was something priceless here: The air is very still, calm, and steady.
Anniversaries: 10th: The grave of Queen Boadicea located by archaeologists under Platform 8 at King's Cross Station in London; 40th: Dudley-born footballer Duncan Edwards died, aged 21, after the Munich air crash; 60th: Death of American astronomer George Ellery Hale.
The people and systems, which are expected to process 3,000 building permits a a year, are located in one of Pasadena's most elegant, historic treasures, the George Ellery Hale building, across the street from City Hall.
In 1890 an American astronomer, George Ellery Hale (1868-1938), perfected and put into use the spectroheliograph, a device that made it possible to photograph the light of a small band of wavelengths of the Sun.