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Harry Hemley Plaskett FRS (1893 - 1980)

Harry Hemley Plaskett FRS
Born in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canadamap
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Harry Hemley Plaskett FRS (July 5, 1893 – January 26, 1980) was a Canadian astronomer who made significant contributions to the fields of solar physics, astronomical spectroscopy and spectrophotometry. From 1932 to 1960, he served as the Savilian Professor of Astronomy at the University of Oxford, and in 1963 was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.


  • "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2017), John Stanley Plaskett in entry for Harry Hemley Plaskett, 05 Jul 1893; citing Birth, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,239.
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