Harlow Shapley


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Noun1.Harlow Shapley - United States astronomer (1885-1972)Harlow Shapley - United States astronomer (1885-1972)
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Strenuous objections by Harvard's Harlow Shapley, Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin, and other academics--including a boycott of Macmillan's astronomy textbooks --caused the publisher to jettison this literary hot potato to Doubleday.
Following the 1920 Great Debate between the astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis, observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies--now estimated to number as many as 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe.
Miller appears at TriStar through the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship Program of the American Astronomical Society, a program that provides two-day visits by professional astronomers who bring the excitement of modern astronomy and astrophysics to North American colleges of all types, especially those not offering an astronomical degree.
Harlow Shapley became an astronomer at Mount Wilson Observatory; studied Cepheid variable pulsations.
It wasn't until Harlow Shapley investigated certain clusters that surround our galaxy that it was determined the sun is located some 30,000 light years away from the center.
The story details the contributions made by not only Edwin Hubble but also the many talented and scientists working behind the scenes, including Henrietta Leavitt, Vesto Slipher, Georges Lemaitre, Milton Humason, and Harlow Shapley.
It was discovered by Harlow Shapley on a photograph taken in 1937 with the 24-inch Bruce Refractor in South Africa.
Harvard astronomer Harlow Shapley was one of them, remarking that he subscribed to its ideas "almost in toto.
His family has established the Willis Harlow Shapley Education Fund at Science Service to support science-education programs, including the weekly online publication Science News for Kids.
One of these was Harvard astronomer Harlow Shapley, who wondered early on, "'Is the word religion correctly used?