Edwin Powell Hubble
|Birth||20 NOV 1889|
bachelor of science degree
Bachelor's degree, one of the university's first Rhodes Scholars
PhD. dissertation "Photographic Investigations of Faint Nebulae"
|Military||1918||USA Army / Lieutenant Colonel / World War I|
|Death||28 SEP 1953|
Buried in Switzerland.
In 1990, a new telescope was launched; built to orbit the Earth and take photographs and measurements deep into the reaches of the universe, it was called the Hubble Space Telescope
Newcomb Cleveland Prize in 1924;
Bruce Medal in 1938;
Franklin Medal in 1939;
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1940;
Legion of Merit for outstanding contribution to ballistics research in 1946;
Named after him
Asteroid 2069 Hubble;
The crater Hubble on the Moon;
Orbiting Hubble Space Telescope;
Edwin P. Hubble Planetarium, located in the Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY.;
Edwin Hubble Highway, the stretch of Interstate 44 passing through his birthplace of Marshfield, Missouri;
Other notable appearances
Hall of Famous Missourians 2003;
2008 "American Scientists" US stamp series, $0.41.