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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Also, those interested in learning more about Ritchey and his relationship with George Ellery Hale should track down the definitive biography, Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale, and Big American Telescopes.
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.
She was 13 on that first Earth Day, and her horticulture class at George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills marked the occasion by painting signs, giving away seedlings and rallying in the quad.
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.
The award, an Honorary Prize in memory of George Ellery Hale, is conferred once every two years to a scientist for outstanding contributions, over an extended period of time, to the field of solar astronomy.
The life of George Ellery Hale, including his heroic efforts to build ever bigger telescopes, was fascinating.