Guillermo Haro, Mexican Astronomer, Google Logo On 105th Birthday

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:12 am 0 by
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Guillermo Haro Google Logo

Today on Google's home page in the US and other regions is a Google Doodle, special Google logo, for the 105th birthday of the Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro. He was born on March 21, 1913 in Mexico City, Mexico and passed at the age of 75 on April 26, 1988 also in Mexico City.

He was the first person elected to the Royal Astronomical Society from Mexico.

The Google Doodle is pretty out of this world (see what I did there?). Google wrote about it:

If you’re stargazing tonight, look for three stars, closely aligned. These are known as the 'Three Sisters', and they are part of the constellation Orion, representing Orion's belt. They belong to an astral region that pivoted Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro to fame.

Born in Mexico in 1913, Haro grew up during the Mexican revolution and graduated in philosophy before embarking upon a career in astronomy. Amongst his biggest contributions to the science was the discovery of a type of planetary nebulae named Herbig-Haro objects. He also discovered flare stars - red and blue bright stars - in the region of the Orion constellation. These contributions led to Haro becoming the first Mexican elected to the Royal Astronomical Society, in 1959.

Haro's legacy endures to this day through the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics, which he established to support science students in their professional careers. The institute also runs an observatory named after him in the Mexican state of Sonora.

When you look up at the sky tonight, wish a very happy 105th birthday to Guillermo Haro, a star on his own right.

You can learn more about Haro on Wikipedia.

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