Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972

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Dates:
Birth 1885-11-02
Death 1972-10-20
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Astronomer (galaxies, photometry, spectroscopy) and administrator. Astronomer, Mount Wilson Observatory, 1914-1921; director, Harvard Observatory, 1921-1952; on the astronomy faculty at Harvard from 1952.

From the description of Papers [microform], 1910-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80523781

Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) was an astronomer. Shapley served as director of the Harvard College Observatory and was a professor at Harvard University, eventually he became the Paine Professor of Practical Astronomy. In addition to work on Cepheid variables, globular clusters, and the galaxy, Shapley did important work on stellar and nebular photometry and spectroscopy and allied topics in stellar astronomy and cosmology.

From the description of Papers of Harlow Shapley, 1906-1966 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973182

From the description of Papers of Harlow Shapley, 1906-1966 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973181

Shapley was director of the Harvard College Observatory and taught astronomy at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Harlow Shapley, 1906-1966 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 17267477

Astronomer (galaxies, photometry, spectroscopy) and administrator. Astronomer, Mt. Wilson Observatory (1914-1921); director, Harvard College Observatory (1921-1952); and on the faculty at Harvard from 1952

From the description of The debt of the world to optical science, 1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78491294

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Subjects:

  • Astronomy--Study and teaching (Higher)
  • World War, 1939-1945--Science
  • Meteorology
  • Astronomy--Study and teaching
  • Stellar oscillations
  • Life--Origin
  • Cosmology
  • Magellanic clouds
  • Eclipsing binaries--Orbits
  • Optics
  • Galaxies
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomical observatories
  • Photometry
  • Cepheids
  • Eclipsing binaries
  • Stars--Globular clusters
  • Optical instruments
  • Variable stars
  • Astronomical observatories--Administration
  • Refugees
  • Spectrum analysis
  • World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
  • Telescopes
  • Radio astronomy

Occupations:

  • Astronomers
  • College administrators

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