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George Ellery Hale: Solar Physics and Related Inventions, 1927


Throughout the world and throughout his life, beginning at the age of 26, George Ellery Hale was honored for his contributions to the development of astrophysics. Among the honors were:

  • The 1894 Janssen Medal from the Paris Academy of Sciences
  • The 1902 Benjamin Count Rumford Medal from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • The 1904 Draper Medal from the National Academy of Sciences
  • The 1904 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The 1916 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • In 1919 he was elected an associate of Academie des Sciences, Institut de France
  • The 1920 Galileo Medal from the University of Florence
  • The 1921 Actonian Prize from the Royal Institution of London
  • The 1926 Elliott Cresson Medal from The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia
  • The 1926 Arthur Noble Medal from the City of Pasadena
  • The 1927 Franklin Gold Medal from The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia
  • The 1932 Sir Godfrey Copley Medal from the Royal Society of Great Britain
  • The 1935 Frederic Ives Medal from the Optical Society of America

Belgium awarded Dr. Hale the Medal of Merit of the Order of Leopold, Italy awarded him the Order of the Crown of Italy, and he was an honorary member of the Vienna Academy of Sciences.

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From The Committee on Science and the Arts, Cover page for the Committee report on the Franklin Medal awards to George E. Hale and Max Planck, 1/5/1927 (338k)


Invitation from The Franklin Institute, Invitation/Programme to the Medal Meeting awarding Franklin Medals, 5/18/1927 (287k) | Page 2 (370k) | Page 3 (280k)