Grateful American Kids

George Ellery Hale, American solar astronomer

George Ellery Hale (June 29, 1868 – February 21, 1938) was an American solar astronomer, best known for his discovery of magnetic fields in sunspots, and as the leader or key figure in the planning or construction of several world-leading telescopes:

  • the 40-inch refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory
  • 60-inch Hale reflecting telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory
  • 100-inch Hooker reflecting telescope at Mount Wilson
  • the 200-inch Hale reflecting telescope at Palomar Observatory

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