By Jonathan Fields and Bill Johndrow
Received most of his Education at University of Chicago, and Mount Wilson Observatory. Hubble had his Alma Mater at University of Chicago and the University of Oxford.
At New Albany High School in New Albany, Indiana, he taught Spanish Physics and Mathematics, as well as coaching the basketball team.
After rushing his dissertation for his PhD, he volunteered for the army and rose to the rank of Major.
Afterwards he returned to the United States to work as an astronomer after he was offered a staff position at Mount Wilson Observatory, and was the first person to use the new 200 inch Hale Telescope at Mount Palomar.
Hubble died September 28 1953.
Major Discoveries and Great Contributions
Another of his Important discoveries is that the redshift of light actually increases with distance, as well as the discovery of Asteroid 1373 Cincinnati.
Edwin Hubble was a Major of the 86th division, but never saw any combat in WWI.
Edwin Hubble also served at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in WWII, and received the Legion of Merit award for his work there.
When he died, no funeral was ever held about him, and his wife never revealed his burial site.
The 200 inch telescope, used first by Hubble near his death. Image from Wikiepdia
2008 41 cent Stamp
Hubble was added to a 41 cent stamp in 2008.
Image from Chest Waves
100 Inch Telescope Hubble used to make most of his discoveries.
Image from Wikipedia
A Quote about Edwin Hubble
"Often called a "pioneer of the distant stars," astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889–1953) played a pivotal role in deciphering the vast and complex nature of the universe. His meticulous studies of spiral nebulae proved the existence of galaxies other than our own Milky Way. Had he not died suddenly in 1953, Hubble would have won that year's Nobel Prize in Physics"