Tuesday, May 03, 2011

George Ellery Hale: A Visionary for the 21st Century / Noon lecture 5/4

National Academy of Sciences

George Ellery Hale: A Visionary for the 21st Century
Wednesday, May 4, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 A Lecture by Thomas Burnett

Thomas Burnett, Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences, will lecture on Academy member George Ellery Hale's vision for the NAS in the 21st century.  Hale (1868 - 1938) took the leading role in developing the concept, design, endowment, and decor of the NAS building on Constitution Avenue, guiding it to completion in 1924.  Known for his invention of the spectroheliograph, Hale also planned, built, and directed two of the greatest astronomical observatories in the world.  In 1914, he was named one of the twelve greatest scientists in the United States.  In addition to his role as a leading researcher, he was able to integrate science and society. Hale's vision for the National Academy of Sciences is as relevant today as when he developed it.

Bring lunch; drinks provided
No charge
Photo ID and reservations required
To reserve email or call
 cpnas[at]nas.edu or 202.334.2415

More Information
National Academy of Sciences
The Keck Center Room 109

500 Fifth Street, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 7th and H streets or
Judiciary Square, museum exit

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