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

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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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associatedWith Aldrich, Loyal Blaine, 1884-1965. person
associatedWith Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003. person
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associatedWith Baade, Walter, 1893-1960. person
associatedWith Boston Museum of Science. corporateBody
associatedWith California Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Institution of Washington. corporateBody
associatedWith Drake University. corporateBody
associatedWith Elvey, C. T. (Christian Thomas), 1899-1970. person
associatedWith Fassett, F. G. (Frederick Gardiner), 1901-. person
associatedWith Gamow, George, 1904-1968. person
associatedWith Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-. person
associatedWith Green, Warren K. (Warren Kimball), b. 1891. person
associatedWith Grolier Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard College Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith Hogg, John C. person
associatedWith Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953. person
associatedWith Iwanowska, Wilhelminia, 1905-1999. person
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Martin, 1896-. person
associatedWith Jones, H. Spencer (Harold Spencer), 1890-. person
associatedWith Kreiken, Egbert A. person
associatedWith Krogdahl, Wasley Sven, 1919-2009. person
associatedWith Lee, Oliver Justin, 1881-1964. person
associatedWith Los Angeles Astronomical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993. person
associatedWith Merrill, Paul W. (Paul Willard), 1887-1961. person
associatedWith Moore, J. H. (Joseph Haines), 1878-1949. person
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associatedWith Mount Wilson Solar Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith Nicholson, Seth B. (Seth Barnes), 1891-1963. person
associatedWith Page, Thornton. person
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associatedWith Popular astronomy. corporateBody
associatedWith Popular Mechanics Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Science illustrated. corporateBody
associatedWith Scientific American, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Shapiro, Bert, person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Skilling, William T. (William Thompson), b. 1866. person
associatedWith Strong, John, 1905- person
associatedWith Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981. person
associatedWith Vanderlinden, H. L. (Henri Louis), b. 1892. person
associatedWith Wald, Edwin. person
associatedWith Watson, Fletcher G. (Fletcher Guard) person
associatedWith Weiss, Frederick U. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Wilson, Mount (Mountain)
Astronomical observations
Astronomical observatories
Spectrum analysis


Birth 1891-08-19

Death 1972-06-18



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