Edwin Hubble

Edwin Hubble 

  On November 20th ,1889 Edwin Hubble was born. His father’s  John Powell Hubble. John Powell Hubble was a businessperson he worked at an insurance industryHis mother Virginia Lee James was an at home mom who ran the house hold alone. The Hubble’s also had eight other childrenOn September 28th ,1953 Edwin Hubble died.

 In 1906 Hubble won a scholarship to the university of Chicago. He also served for a year as a student laboratory assistant for Robert Millikan. Hubble graduated in 1910 when he was also selected for Rhode’s scholarship in Illinois. He spent three more years at oxford university. He was awarded a B.A in jurisprudence but  he only took that subject because his father asked him. Not long after his father died in 1913, Edwin Hubble pursed his scientific career.

 Edwin Hubble taught at a high school in Indiana for a year and then he went back to the university of Chicago to study astronomy. he completed his graduate studies  at the mount Wilson observatory in California . He studied the nebulae within the milky way galaxy. He returned to the spiral nebula and the status of  the spiral nebula was unclear.

In 1923 Edwin Hubble discovered Cepheid variable  stars in  the Andromeda Nebula.