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date: 27 November 2022

Hubble, Edwinfree

Hubble, Edwinfree

PhD (Chicago); Hon. DSc (Oxford, Princeton and Brussels); Hon. LLD (Occidental College and Univ. of California)

Born 20 Nov. 1889; s of John Powell Hubble and Virginia Lee James; m 1924, Grace Burke; no c; died 28 Sept. 1953

Astronomer, Mount Wilson Observatory since 1919; Trustee, Huntington Library and Art Gallery


University of Chicago (BS, PhD); Queen’s College. Oxford (Rhodes Scholar, BA)


Student Officer, US Army, 1917; Capt. of Infantry, 1917; Major, CO 2nd Bn 343rd Infantry, 1918, AEF; Chief Ballistician, Ballistic Research Laboratory, Ord. Dept, US Army, 1942–45; Researches in field of Nebulae; National Academy of Sciences, RAS; AAA; ASP (President 1933), etc.; AAAS Prize 1925; Halley Lecturer, 1934; Silliman Lecturer, Yale, 1935; Rhodes Memorial Lecturer, Oxford, 1936; Hitchcock Lecturer, Univ. of California, 1947; Hon. LLD: Occidental Coll., 1936; California, 1949; Hon. DSc: Oxford, 1934; Princeton, 1936; Brussels, 1937; Barnard Medal for meritorious service to science, 1935; Bruce Medal, 1938; Franklin Medal, 1939; Gold Medal of R. Astronomical Society, 1940; Medal for Merit, 1946. Honorary Fellow; Vienna Acad. of Science, 1947; Queen’s Coll., Oxford, 1949; Corresp. Member, Paris Acad. of Science, 1949


The Realm of the Nebulae, 1936; Observational Approach to Cosmology, 1937; contributions to the Astronomical Journals of England and USA


Fishing, camping, etc


Athenæum; Sunset (California)


San Marino, California, USA

Mt Wilson Observatory, Pasadena, California, USA