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Shapley, Harlow

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1972 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Astronomers, Cosmologist

1885 – Born on the 2nd of November in Nashville, Mo., U.S.

1911 – Shapley, working with results given by Henry N. Russell, began finding the dimensions of stars in a number of binary systems from measurements of their light variation when they eclipse one another.

1914 – Shapley joined the staff of the Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena, California.

1921 – Shapley became professor of astronomy at Harvard University, later director of Harvard College Observatory.

1930 – His works include Star Clusters.

         – Flights from Chaos.

1943 – Galaxies.

1952 – He was made director emeritus and Paine Professor of Astronomy at Harvard.

1957 – The Inner Metagalaxy.

1958 – Of Stars and Men.

1972 – Died on the 20th of October in Boulder, Colo.