Thursday, August 29, 2013

Contributions Made to Astronomy by San Marino Resident, Edwin Hubble

Monday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

The San Marino Historical Society kicks off its fall programming with a talk on Edwin Hubble, an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy. He is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century. Hubble is known for showing that the recessional velocity of a galaxy increases with its distance from the earth, implying the universe is expanding. He lived in San Marino from 1925 until he died in 1953, and the house remained in the Hubble family until approximately 1973. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and is the only house in San Marino so designated.

DR. JUNA KOLLMEIER is currently an Astronomer at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Pasadena. Her personal focus is theoretical astrophysics concerning the growth of cosmic structure on all scales. She received a B.S. (physics), 2000, from California Institute of Technology; and a Ph.D (astronomy), 2006, from The Ohio State University. She is both a Carnegie-Princeton Fellow and Hubble Fellow.

This program is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Seating is limited and attendance to these monthly programs has been to capacity so arrive early. At 6:00 pm San Marino Centennial books will available for purchase.