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Best Starlight 261 Review✓ Harlow Shapley
  • Starlight
  • Paperback
  • 144
  • Harlow Shapley
  • English
  • 02 January 2019
  • 1406771449

About the Author: Harlow Shapley

Best Starlight 261 Review✓ Harlow Shapley Harolow Shapley November 2, 1885 October 20, 1972 was an American astronomer, known as The Modern Copernicus, who discovered the Sun s position in the galaxy.He used RR Lyrae stars to correctly estimate the size of the Milky Way Galaxy and the sun s position within it In 1953 he proposed his liquid water belt theory, now known as the concept of a habitable zone.He was born to Willis and Sarah n e Stowell Shapley on a farm in Nashville, Missouri, and dropped out of school with only the equivalent of a fifth grade education After studying at home and covering crime stories as a newspaper reporter, Shapley returned to complete a six year high school program in only two years, graduating as class valedictorian.In 1907, at the age of 22, Harlow Shapley went to study journalism at University of Missouri When he learned that the opening of the School of Journalism had been postponed for a year, he decided to study the first subject he came across in the course directory Rejecting Archaeology, which Harlow later explained he couldn t pronounce, Harlow chose the next subject, Astronomy.Post graduation, Shapley received a fellowship to Princeton University for graduate work, where he studied under Henry Norris Russell and used the period luminosity relation for Cepheid variable stars discovered by Henrietta Swan Leavitt to determine distances to globular clusters He was instrumental in moving astronomy away from the idea that Cepheids were spectroscopic binaries, and toward the concept that they were pulsators He was the first to realize that the Milky Way Galaxy was much larger than previously believed, and that the Sun s place in the galaxy was in a nondescript location This discovery by Shapley is a key part of the Copernican principle, according to which the Earth is not at the center of our Solar System, our galaxy, or our Universe.He married Martha Betz 1891 1981 in April 1914 She assisted her husband in astronomical research both at Mount Wilson and at Harvard Observatory She produced numerous articles on eclipsing stars and other astronomical objects They had one daughter and four sons, one of whom is a mathematician and economist Lloyd Shapley, who won a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2012 His widow died in 1981.On his religious views, Shapley was an atheist agnostic.Awards Henry Draper Medal of the National Academy of Sciences 1926 Prix Jules Janssen of the French Astronomical Society 1933 Rumford Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1933 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1934 19 Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1939 Pius XI Medal 1941 Franklin Medal 1945 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship of the American Astronomical Society 1950 Named after him The crater Shapley on the MoonAsteroid 1123 ShapleyaShapley SuperclusterHarlow Shapley Visiting Lectureships In Astronomy, American Astronomical Society


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