Humason, Milton L. (Milton La Salle), 1891-1972

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Dates:
Birth 1891-08-19
Death 1972-06-18

Biographical notes:

Milton La Salle (his middle name has also been cited as Lasell) Humason was a staff astronomer for the Mount Wilson & Palomar Observatories throughout his entire astronomical career. Humason is remembered chiefly for his collaboration with Edwin P. Hubble in the field of observational cosmology. Perhaps his most notable accomplishment, however, was his rise from mule-driver and janitor at Mt. Wilson to the position of astronomer with the lack of even a high-school education. It was a feat remarkable for the time and will probably never be matched.

From the description of Papers of Milton La Salle Humason, 1930-1952. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 703886146

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Subjects:

  • Astronomical observatories
  • Astronomy
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomical observations
  • Astronomers--Correspondence
  • Astronomy--20th century
  • Astrophysics--History

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  • California--Wilson, Mount (Mountain) (as recorded)