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One of OSA’s first honorary members, George Ellery Hale was a pioneering astronomer.

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George Ellery Hale

A prolific astronomer, George Ellery Hale established Mt. Wilson Observatory and the Palomar Observatory and helped found CalTech.

The Hale Solar Laboratory is a historic landmark. He was one of OSA’s first honorary members. (Photo: The Hale Observatories, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives)

(Courtesy of The Hale Observatories, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives)