Peter O. Vandervoort, "George Ellery Hale and the Forgotten Observatories of the University of Chicago"
Faculty Research Seminar: October 27, 2014 @ 12PM
George Ellery Hale was a gifted child, who took an early interest in science. His parents, William and Mary Hale, encouraged and supported his scientific interests and activities in generous and remarkable ways. George was a mature student of astronomy and spectroscopy by the time he began undergraduate studies at MIT in 1886.