It happened on NOVEMBER 20

1889

The American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was born in Marshfield. With the observations he made at Mount Wilson, he was the first to suggest, in 1929, that the laws of light-distance throughout the galaxy demonstrated that our universe has been expanding. This discovery, together with the subsequent discoveries of cosmic background radiation at 3°k and of the abundance of the same throughout the cosmos, would become the principal observations on which modern cosmology would establish the theory of the "Big Bang," which, rightly or wrongly, has stimulated a good part of the debate between the scientific view of the universe and creation theology.


IAU members vote a resolution to recommend renaming the Hubble Law as the Hubble-Lemaître law. More information.


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