Born in marshfield, missouri on november 20, 1889, to father john powell hubble and mother virginia lee (james) hubble, edwin hubble began reading science-fiction novels at a young age one of his favorite books was jules verne's 20,000 leagues under the sea in 1898, when he was 10 years old,. In the 1920s the american astronomer edwin hubble was the first to prove that there are galaxies outside the milky way later, by comparing the relative velocities of galaxies (measured as red shifts) with his measurements of their distances from the earth, hubble showed that the further away a galaxy is from any point in. 878 obituary dr edwin p hubble dr edwin p hubble, distinguished astronomer and for thirty-four years a member of the staff of the mount wilson observatory, died suddenly at his home in san marino on september in recognition of his contributions he was awarded the high honour of the medal for merit in 1946. Edwin hubble discovered many galaxies by the end of the 1920s and was able to piece together a classification system, known as the hubble tuning fork diagram at the age of 25, after a brief stint as a teacher, he decided to focus his efforts on becoming a professional astronomer by 1917, he had.
Trained initially as a lawyer, edwin hubble moved to astronomy in 1914, working at the famous yerkes observatory near chicago he went on to have a profound influence on our understanding of the universe using the largest telescope of his time, the 100 inch hooker telescope on mount wilson in california, he helped. There, a promise made to his dying father, who never accepted edwin's infatuation for astronomy, led him to study law rather than science, although he also took up literature his last great contribution to astronomy was a central role in the design and construction of the hale 200-inch telescope on palomar mountain. The hubble space telescope was named after astronomer edwin powell hubble (1889–1953), who made some of the most important discoveries in modern astronomy as an astronomer, dr hubble was a late bloomer before discovering his passion for the stars, dr hubble earned a law degree and served in world war i.
Edwin hubble's contributions to science galaxies beyond our own hubble studied nebulae for his phd and he returned to this work at mount wilson, where he could make observations using the world's largest telescope, the 100- inch (25 m) hooker telescope in 1912, henrietta leavitt had discovered. He has been called one of the most influential astronomers since the times of galileo, kepler and newton edwin powell hubble was born on 20 november 1889 in marshfield, missouri, usa, although the family moved to wheaton, illinois soon after his birth at school he earned good grades in most subjects, although he. Today, richard rael and tony riggs tell the story of american astronomer edwin hubble he changed our ideas about the universe and how it developed edwin hubble made his most important discoveries in the nineteen twenties today, other astronomers continue the work he began many of them are. Edwin powell hubble is renowned for determining that there are other galaxies in the universe beyond the milky way, and for observing that the universe is expanding at a constant rate hubble was a tall, elegant he was bored with law and decided to go back to his studies in astronomy in 1919 he began to work at mt.
Hubble spent much of the latter part of his career attempting to have astronomy considered an area of physics, instead of being its own science so that astronomers, including himself, could be recognized by the nobel prize committee for their valuable contributions to astrophysics. Einstein wanted to examine edwin hubble's contribution to the answer hubble, an astronomer at pasadena's mt wilson observatory, had already answered the first key question: there was much more to the universe than the milky way but did the universe have a beginning in 1917 einstein had refined his general.
Edwin powell hubble was considered one of the world's greatest modern astronomers by carefully edwin hubble is born to john and virginia lee hubble in marshfield, missouri on november 20, 1889 he was the 3rd of 8 for his 8th birthday, hubble asks to spend all night watching the stars through the telescope. When edwin hubble was hired to work at mount wilson observatory in 1919 ( part of the observatories of the carnegie institution of washington) as a junior astronomer, the most pressing question of the day concerned the nature of the cloudy patches called nebulae most of hubble's colleagues at mount wilson thought.
Edwin hubble was born in marshfield, missouri on november 20, 1889 and first went to college to study law, which was his father's wish american astronomer , edwin hubble, had a strong impact on science that has been compared to the contributions of pioneering scientists such as english physicist,. Astronomers observed that the light of distant galaxies was shifted toward the red end of the light spectrum this red shift was interpreted as a sign that the galaxies are moving away from us hubble and his colleagues compared the distance estimates to galaxies with their red shifts and – on march 15. Edwin hubble had an interest in astronomyfrom an early age but he adhered to his father's insistence to study law however he apart from his scientific contributions, edwin hubble spent a greater part of his later life convincing the nobel prize committee about considering astronomy as a part of physics. Edwin hubble was an american astronomer who played a vital role in the establishment of extragalactic astronomy he is regarded as one of the during his early years, he was noted more for his prowess in athletics than in his intellectual capabilities he was a gifted hubble's contribution to astronomy in 1923, hubble.
Edwin powell hubble was an american astronomer and pioneer of observational cosmology his observations and discoveries led to a change in the nicholaus copernicus: accomplishments, facts & theory tycho brahe: discoveries, facts & contributions to astronomy evidence for the big bang theory: background. Hubble was also a dutiful son, who despite his intense interest in astronomy since boyhood, acquiesced to his father's request to study law, first at the university of chicago and later at oxford, though he managed to take a few math and science courses after the death of his father in 1913, edwin returned to the midwest. He then entered the university of chicago and embarked on graduate studies in astronomy hubble conducted his observational research at the yerkes observatory in williams bay, wisconsin, under the supervision of astronomer edwin frost by this time yerkes was no longer on the cutting edge of astronomy, but hubble.