Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Shapley, Harlow

  • Virginia Trimble
  • Horace A. Smith
Reference work entry

Bornnear Nashville, Missouri, USA, 2 November 1885

Died Boulder, Colorado, USA, 20 October 1972
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Selected References

  1. Belkora, Leila (2003). “Harlow Shapley: Champion of the Big Galaxy.” In Minding the Heavens, pp. 245–292. Bristol: Institute of Physics.Google Scholar
  2. Bok, Bart J. (1978). “Harlow Shapley.” Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences 49: 241–291.Google Scholar
  3. Bryant, Katherine L. (1992). “The Great Communicator: Harlow Shapley and the Media, 1920–1940.” AB thesis, Harvard University.Google Scholar
  4. De Vorkin, David H. (2000). Henry Norris Russell: Dean of American Astronomers. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Fernie, J. D. (1969). “The Period-Luminosity Relation: A Historical Review.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 81: 707–731.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Gingerich, Owen (1988). “How Shapley Came to Harvard or, Snatching the Prize from the Jaws of Debate.” Journal for the History of Astronomy 19: 201–207.ADSMathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. — (1990). “Through Rugged Ways to the Galaxies.” Journal for the History of Astronomy 21: 77–88.Google Scholar
  8. Palmeri, Joann (2000). “An Astronomer beyond the Observatory: Harlow Shapley as Prophet of Science.” Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma.Google Scholar
  9. Shapley, Harlow (1914). “On the Nature and Cause of Cepheid Variation.” Astrophysical Journal 40: 448–465.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. — (1915). “A Study of Orbits of Eclipsing Binaries.” Contributions from the Princeton University Observatory, no. 3.Google Scholar
  11. — “On the Determination of the Distances of Globular Clusters.” Astrophysical, Journal 48 (1918): 89–124. (Sixth paper in the series “Studies Based on Colors and Magnitudes in Stellar Clusters.” Additional papers include “The Distances, Distribution in Space, and Dimensions of 69 Globular Clusters.” Astrophysical Journal 48 [1918]: 154–181 and “Remarks on the Arrangement of the Sidereal Universe.” Astrophysical Journal 49 [1919]: 311–336.)Google Scholar
  12. — (1969). Through Rugged Ways to the Stars. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1969.Google Scholar
  13. Shapley, Harlow and Adelaide Ames (1932). “A Survey of the External Galaxies Brighter than the Thirteenth Magnitude.” Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College 88, no. 2: 41–75.Google Scholar
  14. Smith, Horace (2000). “Bailey, Shapley, and Variable Stars in Globular Clusters.” Journal for the History of Astronomy 31: 185–201.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia Trimble
    • 1
  • Horace A. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvine School of Physical SciencesIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA