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Plaskett, Harry Hemleylocked

  • M. G. Adam
  • , revised by Roger Hutchins


Plaskett, Harry Hemley (1893–1980), astronomer, was born in Toronto, Canada, on 5 July 1893, the elder son and elder child of John Stanley Plaskett (1865–1941), the eminent Canadian astronomer, and his wife, Rebecca Hope (1867–1967), daughter of Alexander Hemley. The father's career and success in exact astrophysical measurement surely inspired the son. Always close, they achieved the unique family distinction of both receiving the gold medal of the ...

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