S: Edwin Hubble
FC: Edwin Hubble A giant in the world of astronomy By: Zachary Kociban
1: Dedicated to Douglas Salari
2: Statistics | Born: November 20th 1889 Died: September 28 1953 Nationality: American Profession/Occupation: Astronomy Contributed countless discoveries to the humans knowledge of space. Awards: Award of merit in 1946, Countless things named after him like the Hubble Telescope
3: Educational Upbringing | Edwin Hubble was born on November 20th 1889. Early in his life many people thought very highly of him and knew he was going to be very intelligent.
4: Educational Upbringing | He got very good grades throughout high school and, and when he graduated his principal said to him, "Edwin I have not seen you study for more than ten minutes... Here is a scholarship to the university to the University of Chicago". In 1913 Edwin received another scholarship to attend Oxford University .
5: Contributions to science | Edwin Hubble was one of the most important astronomers of all time. In October 1923 he spent many nights looking into the sky trying to prove that nebulae weren't just patches of dust nearby in the sky, but huge astrological objects. One night he was looking at the stars and saw a star flaring up. He used a method to measure his distance to the star and saw it was millions of light years away
6: Contributions to science | This proved that nebulae were much farther than we expected and showed how massive the universe is. He then began mapping the universe, and naming the nebulae. In 1929 he made his greatest discovery that all galaxies were receding from ours at velocities proportion to their distance, which proved Einstein right. He completely broadened the humans understanding of the universe and how massive it is, and also has the Hubble's law named after him.
7: Why he was a giant | Hubble was a giant in the world of astronomy because he contributed more to the human understanding of the the universe more than anyone has. If it weren't for him, our understanding of the universe around us would be very dim compared to what it is now.
8: Fun facts | Edwin Hubble was a very skilled athlete when he was in high school and was the best at track in his whole school, he also coached basketball | Hubble telescope was named after him | Mapped out and named many nebulae